* Sprouts - 4-9
* Seedlings - 9-12
* Saplings - Teens
Rabbitstick offers a half-day program for younger participants that provides hands-on opportunities for learning. Participants move from class to class, meeting and learning from many different instructors who make time in their schedules to invite the youth in, sharing history, stories, camp etiquette and skills like fire making, knife handling, basketry, pottery, medicine making, and survival skills, to name a few.
Although we call this program Kids Camp, it is not a day care. The idea is to expose the young participants to real skills and immersion in the camp culture. Kids camp is for kids from 4-15 years old - children under 8 years old are expected to attend with their adult. There are a lot of hands-on learning activities and we are invited into the personal camp space of many instructors during the week. If you have several children in your family, you will need more adult supervision for some activities. A 1:2 ratio for younger ones can work. Adults who bring younger children to Rabbitstick can choose to engage in the Kids Camp schedule full or part-time, depending on the skills and activities the family enjoys. Adults who join the Kids Camp activities find plenty of information and opportunities to enjoy a full and rich skills learning experience Some instructors invite adults to participate in adult classes with their smaller children. Check with instructors before signing up for adult classes if you have younger family members.
• All families who participate are expected to attend a 45-minute Monday morning Kids Camp Powwow session after opening circle. Please do not schedule a Monday morning class if you are planning to have your family participate in Kids Camp.
• Families who bring a contingent of teens are expected to have the kids engaged in some form of instructional program. We discourage teens coming just to "hang out with friends," creating free-roaming bands of feral energy. Please supervise your youth.