Our kids day camp offers children the opportunity to attend the WWG while spending time in nature through age- appropriate activities. Guardians will be able to attend workshop sessions kid-free and know that their children are enjoying an herbal-inspired camp tailored to their age group. Each day the kids camp will accept children starting 15 minutes prior to the first workshop. Guardians will reunite with their children no later than 15 after the last workshop. Guardians are responsible for their children when the kids camp is not in session.
There are limited spaces available, so register early to guarantee a spot for your child(ren). All children 3+ need to be registered in order to attend the WWG, whether or not they attend the kids camp. While at the conference, all children must be with their guardian at all times, except for kids camp times. Children are welcome to attend workshops and evening activities as long as they are accompanied by their guardian and able to be quiet and respectful of the presenters.
Our kids day camp is for children ages 3 – 10 (boys and girls are welcome to participate) and activities will be planned according to ages.
Boys 11+ are welcome to attend the Men + Boys Camp with a male guardian (this is a separate event held nearby) .
Our teen day camp is for girls ages 11-15, activities will be planned according to age and interest.
The camps will include plant walks, crafts, story time, herbal medicine making, games, songs and more.
Camps begin on Friday morning and run through noon on Sunday, during adult workshop sessions. An open house will be available on Friday morning so that parents and kids can meet the facilitators.
Boys and Girls 3-6 years with Sal
The 3 to 6 year old Kid’s Camp is inspired by all things nature; and nature shall play with us in many ways.
Our days will unfold organically with lots of Nature craft, games, music and free play. Free play is a beautiful way in which we can allow children to explore and nourish their senses and imagination. Using seeds, stones, shells, crystals, wood, water, dirt and anything else we discover, many worlds will be created for both little people and fairies alike.
Children are free to draw with Beeswax crayons at any time, and there is always a cosy space to rest and listen to a story.
Boys and Girls 7-10 years with Kirrilee + Raven
We have planned activities that will engage every sense of our young explorers, naturalists and herbcrafters. We will be having fun herbal medicine and food making, enjoying new favourite games and activities together, learning about the plants, animals and landscape around us in all sorts of creative ways.
Kirrilee and Raven are looking forward to connecting to the beautiful natural surroundings, getting out into the bush for wanders, treasure hunts, learning with the plants growing around us and looking for signs of other animal inhabitants of the camp. We will also spend time together making potions and using our hands to craft useful things.
Kirrilee has a Working With Children Check and a Senior First Aid Certificate.
Raven holds a current CPR and First Aid Certificate as well as Working with Children Check.
Girls 11-15 with Belinda
Young women are invited to the Maiden's Circle...
Keynote Care: During the keynote address on Friday night, all children are invited to attend the Keynote Care provided. Children who do not attend the Keynote Care must be with their parent/guardian at all times.
Kids Camp Facilitators
I'm Sally. I'm Mumma to 3 adult daughters and my son, who is a toddler. I have worked in early childhood since 2008, first in a large centre, then a dual FDC setup with my former wife. I currently run my own service, solely outdoors (not always easy in Canberra!)
With a focus on play based learning. The little ones in my care are encouraged to take risks, and push the boundaries of what they percieve themselves as able to do. My curriculum is emergent, with the majority of experiences suggested by the group, based on their interests. I look forward to meeting your little warriors, and guiding them through this adventure.
Kirrilee is a mama of five children and an avid crafter. She runs a Steiner based Playgroup, writes professional development programs for teachers, and runs all kinds of craft groups for women and children. She is passionate about creating magical and soul-nourishing childhood experiences.
Raven is a mother of 5 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a qualified nurse, midwife, doula, art therapist and swim teacher. Raven is currently apprenticing with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. Raven has a passion for lifelong learning and working with women and children.
Kids Camp Registration
All children 3+ must be registered to attend the conference. Meals and snacks are included with your child's registration. Kids Camp Facilitators will contact you via email a few weeks before the conference. Registration ends the first week of December or when spots are full. We look forward to gathering with you and your little one.