The Native School

The Native School

The Native School Wildlings @ San Dieguito Park

Wildlings @ San Dieguito Park


The Native School

The Native School Wildlings @ San Dieguito Park

5 - 7 yrs


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

Jun 27, 2022 - Aug 4, 2022


9:10am - 1:10pm PDT


15938 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091


12 students

Class Experience

We're excited to offer six weeks of Wildlings Summer Camps to Nurture your child's inner Nature. At San Dieguito Park, we will be offering three sessions for ages 5-7.  If you wish to attend six weeks of summer camps, please sign up for the Batiquitos Lagoon sessions for ages 5-7. See below for more information about each week of camps at the San Dieguito Park.

Notice Nature

Session 2: Jul 4-Jul 7 @ San Dieguito Park

Drawing on students’ innate curiosity for our natural world, teachers will introduce developmentally appropriate outdoor observation techniques and useful tools for practicing mindfulness. To experience the power, beauty and splendor of the great outdoors, one must first learn the art of stillness.

Art of Storytelling

Session 4: Jul 18-Jul 21 @ San Dieguito Park

Long before humans read or wrote, they shared their history and stories verbally. They relied on the oral tradition—and their great memories! Our children also rely on this technique—recounting an adventure, sharing a personal story, or explaining the context of one of their creations including all forms of narration. As they begin to reach for other means by which to express themselves, for example, images and symbols such as letters, teachers guide them to bridge the gap between oral and written, helping them channel the natural impulse to retell in a way that supports their emergent writing foundation. The final product will be a collective work that features each student’s narrative threads, weaving them all together into one.

Nurture the Inner Naturalist

Session 6: Aug 1-Aug 4 @ San Dieguito Park

Satiate an innate curiosity and love for the outdoors as we explore, observe, and map our journeys along beloved trails. A guest speaker will highlight the importance of conserving our protected spaces.

Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

Classes are non-refundable although we are happy to transfer you into another class if needed.

What To Bring

  • A lightweight, child-size backpack
  • A 12oz. or greater water bottle (water bladders work well, but are often too heavy)
  • Appropriate, well-fitted hiking shoes or sneakers and wellies/rain boots on wet days with heel and toe coverage.
  • One extra set of underwear, socks, shirt and pants or shorts (weather dependent)
  • A well balanced, low/no-sugar, protein-packed lunch, and one snack
  • Sunscreen (lotion or stick, please no sprays)
  • A hat for shade or warmth, season dependent

The Native School Location

San Dieguito Park

15938 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091