Angelique Kenney and her Earth and Sky School
is dedicated to connecting individuals to the inherent
wisdom of themselves and the natural world.

Winter 2022-23 Programs

The Winter Forest holds a special kind of magic: stark beauty, life in transition. When we spend time in Nature, absorbing change and the inherent realness of it, we by osmosis understand that we are also always changing. Nature really is such a wondrous teacher.

 

Winter Holiday Camps

10:00-1:00pm Ages 4-10

$50/day; $45 for more than one day or for siblings.  

Eagle Rock Reservation.

 

Wednesday Dec. 27

Thursday Dec. 28

Friday Dec. 29.

Tuesday Jan 2

 

 

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Winter Afternoons

Winter Afternoon Session: 

Begins week of Jan 9- ends week of Feb. 13 

(with an additional week (week of Feb. 21) available for a  weather make-up day.)

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 

Drop off 3:45-4/Pick up 5:30

Ages 5-10.

6 weeks- $210/session 

 

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Mommy & Me

Thursdays 10-11:30

Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2 & Feb 9

Drop in class $25

email to indicate interest in the class. 

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Earth and Sky School endeavors to be 'Rain or Shine'. Good, warm gear is key for your child to be comfortable and happy outdoors during the Winter.  

 

That being said, Winter may bring certain conditions (freezing rain/dangerous driving conditions) in which we may have to cancel or shorten a class. 

 

The Afternoon program has a make up week (Feb. 21 week) should we need to make up a day.  For School Holiday programs, we work hard to make it work, using the shelter at the parking lot. 

 

We monitor the weather closely and make the call the morning of class/camp, as we all know how quickly and inaccurately weather forecasting can be!

CIT (Counselor in Training) Program

Afternoon programs, Holiday Camps and Summer Camp

EaS now has a CIT program, which provides young people aged 11-14 yrs. a chance to join us in the Woods developing leadership skills while receiving the benefits of time in the Wood and Earth and Sky School teachings and learnings. All EaS 'lessons' apply to any age and are experienced and received individually.

 

We learn through Stories and Stories teach us in the way we need to learn.  CITs join us for Afternoon programs and Holiday Camps and work side by side with me and other counselors to develop their own relationship with Nature as well as learning to nurture it in our younger campers. 

 

CITs are asked to submit a paragraph about why they would like to CIT with Earth and Sky School.  CITs who are admitted, pay half of the program fees. See above for programs.

Email

earthandskyschool@gmail.com

for information on availabilities and registration.

Please do not fill out registration form without confirmation of availability.

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Imagination runs wild in the beauty and magic of the natural world. 

Tree trunks and giant rocks, squirrels and roly-polys, shy fox and mossy stumps beckon young hearts and spirits to come play. Spend the afternoon in the woods experiencing and learning first-hand, the beauty and magic of the natural world. As we connect to our local habitat, the woods of First Mountain.

 

Your child will observe and experience change as it happens in the Forest. Inspiring us to grow and change in our own ways and to trust in our innate knowledge and wisdom. We will develop a relationship with the natural world and understand that we are a part of it.  We will make tree friends and see the ‘medicine’ in the creatures we encounter. 

 

Come adventure with us, as we discover First Mountain’s magic places, like Tree Alley, First Fort and Big Boulder; build dams at the creek along Skunk Cabbage Lane and do leaf races at Three Bridges.     

Earth and Sky Forest School seeks to build relationships between our natural world and young people. We will see plants and animals as fellow ‘earthlings’.  Each session will offer a topic or focus allowing for personal discovery and connection. Some topic areas include: How was our mountain formed? Do trees communicate? How is the forest a community?  What animals live here? Who lived here before we did and how did they live?

 

Social-emotional learning and shared imaginative play is a big part of our time together as well as problem-solving and creative projects. As part of all EaS (Earth and Sky School) programs, we offer participants moments to connect mindfully with themselves. We will feel at home, as we get to know what's in our very own backyard.   

​Increasingly, research is showing broad benefits from spending time in nature. It is a stress-reducer, spirit-lifter, self-esteem booster and independence-maker and attention-restorer. I personally believe it stimulates creativity and helps to establish respect for our natural environment.  

 

Afternoons spent in the woods anchor children in real life, beyond the social and academic pressures of our human constructed world. Forest School teaches children to trust themselves, to observe, to develop empathy, to think outside the box, to cooperate and so much more. Time in the woods will give your child a sense of connectedness with all the living things on our beautiful planet.

There are still spots for Winter Session: