Day Camps

Get ready for a RAW Summer in 2017!  Register Online Now or download a printable form here.

New for 2017: Day Camp Aftercare from 3:30-5:30pm.

Cooking up some fun.

Cooking up some fun.

RAW Leaders Camp: For young adults 12 and up, $200
May 29 – June 2, 2017 Mon-Fri from 8:30am-3:30pm.

RAW Leader’s Camp is a leadership and counselor-in-training program designed to provide young adults with practical life skills, teaching and leadership abilities, confidence, and competence.  Three days of general leadership training, including team building on the obstacle course, dealing with emergency situations, and strategy and communication games, prepare participants to navigate the challenges of young adulthood.  For the final two days of camp, participants pick a mentor and are coached in specific areas of interest in preparation to become a counselor-in-training.  Mentor tracks include: Naturalist skills, farming and homesteading, or fitness and health.  Graduates of the program can apply to be counselors-in-training at future camps for continuing education.  Counselors-in-training help their mentors to deliver programming during RAW camp morning sessions in exchange for partial camp tuition.  For each camp we will accept 4 counselors in training.  The cost is $100 per camp to work as a counselor-in-training.

Young Warriors Day Camp: For youth ages 6 – 12, $200 SOLD OUT
June 19 – 23, 2017 Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm

Young Warriors Day Camp is an introduction to the RAW experience, featuring movement and martial arts, survival and outdoor living skills, sword fighting, obstacle courses, gardening and cooking skills, arts and crafts, and the usual outdoor fun and adventure.

RAW Movement Day Camp: For youth ages 8 and up, $200
June 26 – 30 , 2017 Mon-Fri from 8:30am-3:30pm

RAW Movement Camp takes the traditional RAW adventure and ramps up the martial arts, parkour, and movement arts component by offering two movement classes per day taught by local professionals.

RAW Eco Warrior Camp: For youth 6-12, $200      SOLD OUT
July 24- 28, 2017 Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm

Five days of fun outside participating with nature through exploration and hands-on learning.  Participants will engage in farm life, interacting with livestock and preparing food outdoors.  We will learn about ecosystems and identify and use plants, discover interesting animals and there habitats, and enjoy playing in creeks and ponds.  And of course there will be slip and slides, sword fights, and all the fun of RAW camp.

RAW Adventure Camp: For youth ages 8 and up (Includes a field trip to High Rock Adventures) $250
July 10 – 14, 2017 Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm

After some training, guidance, and preparation, participants embark on a series of mini adventures, including scavenger hunts, wilderness treks, and role playing adventures involving swords, obstacle courses, martial arts,  and survival skills.  The week includes a special field trip to High Rock Adventure in Logan for a day of rappelling.

RAW Survivors Day Camp: For youth ages 8 and up, $200
July 31 – Aug, 2016 Mon-Fri from 8:30am-3:30pm

RAW Survivors Day Camp offers all of the fun and adventure of the traditional RAW camp with a focus on survival and naturalist skills.  Learn tracking, medicine making, plant and animal identification, fire starting, orienteering, traditional crafts, shelter building, and more.

What is RAW Camp:   RAW camps are five day outdoor adventure, education, and exploration experiences.  Featuring hands-on fun and education with our RAW  group leaders.  RAW programs are engaging, exciting, and educational all at once.

Earth Skills:  At every camp we try to demonstrate creative uses for renewable and sustainable natural resources.  Whether it is building and firing clay pots, weaving baskets from foraged vines, or making herbal salves or natural teas, we encourage interaction with nature and enjoyment of its many fruits.

Outdoor Survival Skills: From building debris shelters to learning to find and purify water, we strive to teach participants how to make there way in the wilderness.  Campers will return home with a knowledge of edible and medicinal plants, and at various camps will learn skills such as fire starting and safety, archery, knife safety, primitive cooking, plant and animal identification, etc.

Movement and Music Arts:  Group leaders share their skills and passions as they apply to health, fun, and personal growth.  Running through the woods and climbing over designed obstacles, participants will learn to be quick and agile in mind and body.  Discipline and coordination are shared through Capoeira, Parkour, Obstacle Courses, Drumming, Singing, and natural art projects.

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Sustainable/Natural Living:  Students will learn and enjoy practical solutions to life’s varied needs.  How do I find or grow my own food/medicine/fuel?  What can I use to build a house, an oven, or bed?  What is there to do outside that is fun?s

Who:  Adventurous youth ages 6 and up.  Each week is for tailored towards the needs and skills of the different age groups.

Where: Solid Ground Farm,  13262 Liars Corner Rd.,  Millfield, OH 45761

How Much:  $200 per week, except for the RAW Adventure Camp which is $250

Download a Registration Form or Register Online.

Contact:  rawarriors@gmail.com
740-856-6299 (Weston Lombard, RAW Director)

Testimonials:

Camp RAW was a dream come true for Sehr, he didn’t know a summer day camp could possibly be that much fun. -
Matt Saitta-Burne – RAW Parent

Camp RAW was the best time my kids had last summer. They loved the combination of healthy outdoor activities with creative tasks, team-based games, and time reserved for quiet/solitary activities as needed. And best of all (for me as a parent), they came home each day happily exhausted! Please offer RAW next summer; we’re really looking forward to it. -Dr. Joe Bianco – RAW Parent
 
The environment of interactive progressive learning at the farm is nurturing to the children and minds of our region. It is a vital resource for residents of the area and provides invaluable experiences to cultivate stewardship for the earth within those lucky enough to be touched by it.  -Chelsea Goettge Director, Appalachian Progressive Education Center
Weston provides children and adults the place and space to become grounded again- appreciating the thrill of picking mulberries high in a tree, to soaking ones whole body in a muddy pond. His work is deeply important.  Dr. Jane Broecker – RAW Parent

 

 

 

Matt Saitta-Burne Camp RAW was a dream come true for Sehr, he didn’t know a summer day camp could possibly be that much fun.

 
Joe Bianco Camp RAW was the best time my kids had last summer. They loved the combination of healthy outdoor activities with creative tasks, team-based games, and time reserved for quiet/solitary activities as needed. And best of all (for me as a parent), they came home each day happily exhausted! Please offer RAW next summer; we’re really looking forward to it.
 
The environment of interactive progressive learning at the farm is nurturing to the children and minds of our region. It is a vital resource for residents of the area and provides invaluable experiences to cultivate stewardship for the earth within those lucky enough to be touched by it.  Chelsea Goettge Director, Appalachian Progressive Education Center