For ages 6 to 12.
Cottonwood Week 1 (New Lebanon): June 18–22
Cottonwood Week 2 (New Lebanon): June 25–29
Cottonwood Week 3 (New Lebanon): July 2–6
Cottonwood Week 4 (Housatonic, MA): July 23–27
Cottonwood Week 5: July 30–August 3
Cottonwood Week 6 (East Chatham): August 13–17
Cottonwood Week 7 (East Chatham): August 20–24
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Cottonwood Camp Discount: You receive a 10% discount when you register two or more children for Cottonwood Camp at the same time, or when you register one child for two or more weeks of Cottonwood Camp at the same time. The discount will be automatically applied when you check out.
This week lies at the heart and soul of Flying Deer. It's an exciting day camp for children who love to spend time outdoors with friends, learning about the forest and all its valuable teachings: mysterious animal tracks, delicious edible plants, curious insects, shelter, primitive fire-making, and other wilderness skills, not to mention fun songs, games, and stories!
We begin and end our day all together with morning and afternoon circles in the Flying Deer tipi, and spend our days adventuring in age-based groups. Each day will feature a different aspect of nature and wilderness skills. The various interests of each group, along with discoveries and inspiration during the week, will influence the areas of focus and emerging themes from week to week.
For kids aged 10 to 12, our oldest age-based group offers a step up in connection to self, community, and the earth. They'll work on more advanced naturalist and survival skills while taking a step toward leadership and role modeling.
Cottonwood Camp in Berkshire County takes place at North Plain Farm (formerly Project Native) on Route 41 in Housatonic, Massachusetts.