DO WE HOST CAMP
Tucked into a cozy little 90 acres in El Sobrante, Wildcat Canyon Community School is hidden jewel of the Bay Area.It includes 2 ponds, a garden, play structures, a chicken coop and it's backed up directly to Wildcat Canyon East Bay Regional Park making it the ideal place for both day and overnight summer camps with miles of trails to explore.
MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our full and uncompromising devotion to diversity and inclusion...That's what we're supposed to say right? Certainly it's an enormous driver in our purpose as queer founded organization. We want see everyone represented in nature and get to have the fun and adventures that all people deserve. We can't really take credit for that idea though, nature has a way of letting us know that the systems that survive the longest are the most diverse and the species that learn to work in co-operation. But honestly we believe in transformative experiences and their ability to influence the future of OUR SPECIES. Nature will live on... it has through every mass extinction event on this planet. The question is will we? Our education is tactile. We are not of the old school John Muir style "Leave no Trace" style of conservation or environmentalism... our motto "Leave an Intentional and Beneficial Trace". We encourage kids to interact with their environment to see their impact on it. If we pick all the Miner's Lettuce this year, there will be none to eat next (not really but you get the idea). We only take one out of every three because then we never take the last one. We encourage and foster reciprocity, now that you have taken what will you give back? Maybe today we also pull out some non-native plants... even better if we can eat them. Maybe we help prevent forest fires by harvesting fuel from the fuel ladder for overnight camp, herding the sheep to eat the flammable underbrush, or we just shovel a little manure where it's needed. Our model if different... different even from those camps that claim to have similar values, but do not apply them to their own internal ecosystems, taking more than they give. not only do we want to give back to the earth but to the people who share it with us.