* Intentional & Uplifting * Respectful of the Whole-Child *
* Supports Development of a Growth Mindset *
* Heart Centered (Social-Emotional Learning) *
* Project-Based Learning * Puts Campers First *
We are a Project-Based Learning camp. We're about process over product.
We love open-ended activities, where camper’s ideas and expression takes the lead. Our camp day is hands-on, messy, camper-centered, guided from the side,
and encourages camper voice and choice, whenever possible.
The Wildfolk Intentions
-The 7 C's-
Four Spheres of Fun
During our 5 Activity Periods of the day,
all Campers have a choice between Two 45 minute class options within each Sphere of Fun
(the final 5th period of the Camp Day is an All-Camp activity).
The world is starting to catch onto the magic of PBL.
At Camp Wildfolk, we know that summer camp is the perfect space to expand on learning in a fun way that honors the joy and freedom of summer!
In PBL, campers actively explore, are engaged in their learning, and are
inspired to dig deeper into topics that interest them.
At the heart of PBL is an extended project,
which involves designing and creating a product, performance, or event.
Every two-week Session, campers are presented with a fun and unique open-ended topic. The campers choose how to explore the topic and what aspect they want to focus on.
Each group works collaboratively in smaller groups to work toward a culmination of the event. Our Guides, help facilitate and steer the group towards areas of consideration.
Growth Mindset Development
Based on the brilliant work of Dr. Carol Dweck, a leading researcher at Stanford studying motivation and fostering success, we are so very passionate about developing a GROWTH Mindset.
Now you may be asking yourself:
What exactly is a growth mindset and why do we want to develop one?
Child-Directed play is what evolves when children are given the freedom and space
to choose what to play and make their own rules for how to play.
Children are experts in their own play.
When adults stay out of their way, campers are more likely to solve issues collaboratively and have authentic fun for the sake of it, not to please anyone else.
At Camp, we dedicate special time each day to give campers permission to simply “go play.”
This doesn’t mean our staff never leads activities or play.
We understand some children need encouragement to warm up and put themselves out there.
Our staff are there to support them and there are many parts of the day
when our Staff will explicitly lead play.
During our camper-directed play time,
our staff supports campers by supervising for safety and following their lead.
When invited, we play along!
We support their play without taking over.