Camp Wildcraft Summer Art and Nature Adventures

Now gearing up for its fourth summer, Camp Wildcraft offers an adventurous program that grows creative, curious, confident, and caring kids who feel at home in nature.

Through their fun, immersive art and nature programs, kids entering kindergarten through middle school spend each day hiking, exploring the wild, building forts, drawing in handmade nature journals, cooking, doing theater, developing art skills, and more.

Each weekly session all kids create big, thematic multi-media art projects using wood, clay, painting, papier mache, handmade paper and ink, natural dyes, and more.

Every afternoon, campers choose from a changing menu of creative and fun activities, including a new studio art intensive. Team-building games, deep nature play and group activities build friendships and confidence.

Camp Wildcraft encourages a growth mindset and imaginative thinking in both our staff and campers. As one parent expressed, “It’s very clear that the Wildcraft ethos concerns the growth of the whole child. At pickup I would overhear wonderful group conversations about dreams, fables, and histories woven with themes of ecology, stewardship, and kindness. Our family is incredibly grateful for the Wildcraft spirit and experience.”

Camp Wildcraft was started by Benny Ferdman and Shari Davis, a local husband and wife team of artist/educators. With their warm and well-trained staff of Wildcraft Guides, they lead nine weekly sessions of camp, from June 10 to August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at two sites: King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas and the Sycamore School in Malibu.

Topanga families can easily access both sites. Camp Wildcraft is small by design and space is limited. For more information or to register check out their website:


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