Welcome to Workshops with Wild Craft Play ‘sCool!
Development for Teachers, Program Leaders & Parents
- Participants can expect workshops to happen in and outside whatever the weather.
- 2 weeks-notice for booking required.
- 8 participants or more required per workshop
- All profits go toward sponsoring A Child in the Wild
Risk Management Skills Working with Youth in Nature ~ $100/person
This course is for leaders and parents who want to develop basic skills when taking children and youth into nature. Develop self-confidence with generating resilience in nature. Learn alongside a Master of Adventure incorporating teachings from Jon Young and Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. Learn by experiencing a hand’s on approach, where you are guided by the leader, then progress into a hands-over-hands approach, where you practice your new skills, then experience a hands-off approach with an evaluation form at the end.
- For Teachers, Program Leaders and Parents new to “outside” or “adventure” style learning.
Guided Discovery Learning & The Hummingbird Approach ~ $125/person
Learn to guide children in nature include techniques, history and tools to this new paradigm in the way we facilitate nature-based experiences for children and youth. Learn about the art of letting go, practice awareness of your presence, and generate a strong sense of guided discovery facilitation.
- For Adventure Educators, Teachers, Program Leaders and Parents who work with ages 8 and up looking to improve leadership skills.
Wild Craft Play – The Game ~ $150/person
A new engaging approach for children to create an ongoing highly interactive role-playing game. Learn how to use natural surroundings and off-site locations for on-going learning imaginative play. This workshop is the groundwork to expand into a child-created world filled with Wild-crafting, Hand Crafting, Barter and Trade, Financial, Food and Ecological Literacy, Entrepreneurism. This workshop licenses the adult graduate to use this game platform, with opportunity to expand your program. Expansion Package is extra.
- For Teachers, Program Leaders and Parents who work with children ages 8-12 seeking a way to enrich an established program.
Videography – A Guided Self-Assessment Tool to Improve Facilitation ~ $150/person
Videography is an effective self-assessment tool used by athletes, educators and teachers to improve. Affect your leadership skills in this experiential learning environment. Learn how to improve your teaching and learning using videography. This workshop includes: peer to peer feedback and communication and 3 weeks of on-line coaching.
- For Adventure Educators , for Teachers, Program Leaders and Parents
Adventure-Non-Intervention for Children & Youth with Autism ~ $100/person
Children with special needs go adventurous outdoor excursions that include practicing wilderness awareness and safety protocols, caving, rock climbing, kayaking and skiing. With plenty of unstructured time to be in Nature. This is an experiential learning environment where leaders practice leading children/youth with Autism in more adventurous outdoor activities in a role-play scenario. There is a strong emphasis on allowing children and youth with special needs to connect with nature and follow their own intuition. Learn tricks, tools and resources for activities, locations, trip planning, safety equipment and communication strategies.
- For Teachers, Program Leaders, Parents, Behaviour Interventionists and Social Workers who work with children and youth with Autism.
Learning from Nature’s Wisdom~ $175/person
Learn about composting and how to feed the living organisms in the soil, with free-cycled material, learn resources and tools needed to grow a garden at home, and practices to prevent dis-ease. Learn perspectives on promoting the well-being of self, others and the Earth.
- For adults.
Nature-Based Leader Ship Network $30/person
Come together to discuss the gaps in programming and services available for children in nature, and discover the bridges important to providing outdoor adventure-based experiences for children, youth and families on Vancouver Island. These workshops are facilitated by Jamie Black focus partnerships and collaboration.
- For Every adult.
MY NAME IS JAMIE BALCK.
I FOUNDED WILD CRAFT PLAY ‘SCOOL AND I HAVE SPENT 17 YEARS AS AN OUTDOOR GUIDE, MENTOR, COACH AND LEADER. MY PASSION IS TO REGENERATE RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS BY OFFERING HIGHLY ENGAGING WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS, LEADERS AND PARENTS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENT IN CHILDREN’S LIVES. I BELIEVE IT IS OUR ROLE AS ADULTS TO POSITIVELY INFLUENCE OUR YOUTH. I HOPE TO INSPIRE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND POSITIVE SELF-EFFICACY ALONG THE WAY.
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Jamie Black is currently based in Nanoose Bay BC and prepared to travel across British Columbia to teach. Do inquire!