Winter/Spring Break Camps

  • Camps are 9-3:30pm for grades K-5
  • All school Break Camps take place at Hendricks Park.

The weather outside isn’t quite as frightful as you might think. Winter break Nature Camps with Whole Earth Nature School are a great opportunity to cure that cabin fever and play outside a little. All our winter break Nature Camps offer great opportunities to learn about nature in the winter. Learn all sorts of valuable outdoor skills such as how to safely light a campfire in the winter, how to identify plants and trees in the wintertime, and how to create warm, dry shelter. 

Winter Break

Monday

December 31st

"fire, Fire, FIRE!"

Fire is an important tool which gives us light, cooks our food, helps us to make tools, helps us to purify water in the woods, and keeps us warm.

Tuesday

January 1st

No Camps Today

Our instructors are enjoying the new year with their families!

Wednesday

January 2nd

"Nature Hacker"

What’s a Nature Hacker? You explore advanced human technologies, both ancient and modern. A skilled nature hacker can overcome any challenge with a few simple tools and the resources found in her or his environment.

Thursday

January 3rd

"Way of the Jedi"

Join us at the Way of the Jedi to learn essential skills for harnessing the force and defeating the Dark Side. This camp will be filled with skills from our Way of the Cougar learning pathway.

Friday

January 4th

"Earth Ninja"

Moving silently, invisible to all creation, the Earth Ninja glides along the ridge top. She is searching for a good winter camp for her people. She must travel lightly and quickly through foreign territory and remain unseen.

Spring Break

Monday

March 26th

"Earth Ninja"

Moving silently, invisible to all creation, the Earth Ninja glides along the ridge top. She is searching for a good winter camp for her people. She must travel lightly and quickly through foreign territory and remain unseen.

Tuesday

March 26th

"Way of the Jedi"

Join us at the Way of the Jedi to learn essential skills for harnessing the force and defeating the Dark Side. This camp will be filled with skills from our Way of the Cougar learning pathway.

Wednesday

March 26th

"SurvivorKid"

Your crew has stranded you and your instructors in remote Hendricks Park with nothing but a few basic tools.  Your mission is to meet all your basic needs with what you can find on the land.

Thursday

March 26th

"Raised by Wolves"

Unleash your inner Wild Child at Raised by Wolves. Our camp instructors will be your pack leaders for the week as you develop all the skills of the wilds.

Friday

March 26th

"Where the Wild Things Are"

Grades K-2:

New!

Friday

March 26th

"Fortnite in the Forest"

Grades 3-5:

New!

Preparing For Camp

Where is my camp? How should I prepare? What should I pack? What can I expect? All the information you seek is located here.

Scholarships

Nature connection is for everyone. That’s why we are committed to making nature camps accessible for as many students as possible. We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for students who would like to attend our programs. Discounts are available for up to half off the program cost.

At Hendricks Park

Hendricks Park is Eugene’s oldest city park. Its 78 acres include a mature forest, a world-renowned rhododendron garden, and now a new native plant garden. Laced with trails, the park is a haven for hikers, birders, and others who enjoy retreating to the tranquility of nature.