Camp Bohemia

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Camp Sessions and Dates 

Camp Bohemia is open to youth 7 – 13

Youth 14+ are invited to join our Youth Mentor Training Program

June 17-21: STORIES FROM THE LAND  

June 24-28: ANCESTRAL ARTS

July 1-5: ART IN NATURE

Optional overnights for youth 9 and up – Thursday June 20th and Thursday July 4th

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$350 Early Bird Registration through March 31
$375: Registration after April 1 

 

Camp Bohemia is a unique camp where children explore and connect with the inherent beauty and wonder of nature. The extraordinary diversity of Bohemia Ecological Preserve will serve as our learning venue and inspiration. Camp Bohemia is a labor of love, inspired by the magic of Coyote Camp, directed by Stacy Lippincott and Annie Klein. 

Camp Bohemia is a truly special place for children to safely and creatively explore, question and learn about the natural world and our connection to it. Campers will split into small groups for morning adventures with their highly skilled mentors. Activities will include: hiking, nature journaling, tracking, intro to bird language, and exploring Bohemia Preserve’s creeks and meadows, all while playing educational games along the way. Each group will “choose their own adventure” as they make their way a little over a mile to the pond along different routes. Campers should come prepared to hike.

There will be different areas staffed around the pond zone for the children to choose their own afternoon activity. For example, a lifeguard will supervise canoeing, an archery coach will be at the archery range, and a mentor will lead a nature craft activity daily. Additionally, there will be a shady area with books, games, and instruments for the children to relax and express their creativity, musical and story-telling skills. We will gather in the afternoon and each “clan” will share their story of the day as we create a “Big Map” of the land each week.

On Thursday June 20 and Thursday July 4 we will offer an overnight camping experience in the meadow for the children age 9 and up. This will provide an opportunity to connect deeper with each other and the land, as we sing and tell stories into the starry night sky. The overnight last year was truly a highlight as the sun was setting children were silently stalking grasshoppers in the golden grass and later sharing their talents around the fire.

 

Returning Staff include: Stacy Lippincott, Annie Klein, Marley Peifer and Seed Minkin.

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STORIES FROM THE LAND – June 17-21st - 9:30-4pm each day (optional overnight June 20)

 

This week we will look closely, listen with our eyes closed, and feel deeply into the land. We will track animals, tell stories, and create our own skits to share with each other. Cam Herd (wildlife photographer) and Robert Hernandez are the care takers of the Bohemia Preserve, they will be sharing stories of their encounters with various wildlife here. Each “clan” will present their own story/skit at the end of the week.

Other special guests TBA

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ANCESTRAL ARTS -June 24-28 -9:30am-4pm each day

 

This week we will focus on the skills our ancestors crafted to survive in the wilds. Making cordage from plants, pottery from clay, stalking silently and unseen through the brush, friction fire, and weaving. There will be various guests this week that will be announced as they confirm their availability.

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  ART IN NATURE – July 1-5 - 9:30am-4pm each day (optional overnight July 4)

 

This week we will be making art from nature, with nature and about nature. Marley Peifer will teach a lesson on Nature Journaling, we will create nature mandalas, and follow where our inspiration leads.


Special Guest July 3: Anne Carla Rovetta Award-winning story teller, key-note speaker, educator, and artist. Everything she does is nature based. Her scientific training and extensive field research give her unique insights about the remarkable flora and fauna that are the focus of her presentations. While her well-chosen words and demonstrative style create beautiful images in the minds of her listeners, she often simultaneously creates stunning paintings in front of an audience that further illustrate her words.

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Registration & Payment Details:

 

  • Camp tuition: $375 per week/per youth (A 5%  Sibling discount will be offered for families who register more than one child at a time).
  • Early Bird Registration through March 31st, $350.
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration. There will be no deposits or partial payments (aside from scholarship recipients).
  • Junior Mentor tuition: $150 per week
  • Optional overnight for youth 9 and up – Thursday June 20th and Thursday July 4th. You will be asked to sign up for an overnight in the next step. You may also sign-up and pay the week of camp as long as there are spaces remaining.
  • Overnights will require an additional payment of $75 for all Campers and Junior Mentors.
  • You will need to register for each session separately.
  • Upon registration, you will be required to fill in the electronic camp forms for that child.
  • Please complete your registration online whenever possible. There may be situations when online registration is not possible or is too cumbersome. In this case, please call directly to register over the phone: [email protected], 707-544-7284 ext. 118. We can process credit card payments over the phone, and we do take checks and cash.
  • For camp-related questions, please contact Camp Bohemia Director Stacy Lippincott. [email protected] (805)252-8658
  • Partial Scholarships and/or transportation scholarships may be available. If you are in need of tuition and/or transportation assistance, please fill out a Scholarship Application and return it to Luis Orozco: [email protected], 618 4th St., Suite #217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 no later than May 10th. Scholarships are available based on need and funding availability. Each scholarship recipient is asked to pay a $50 minimum. LandPaths covers the remaining tuition for those most in need. 
  • Filling out the scholarship application does not guarantee a scholarship. 
  • Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at camp!

 Cancellation Policy:  Full payment is due on registration. $50 of your payment is considered "non-refundable." You can receive a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee, until two weeks prior to the first day of camp.  Cancellations made after less than two weeks before the first day of camp will not receive a refund.

 

Scholarships

LandPaths is actively committed to making camp accessible for all youth, regardless of socioeconomic hurdles. We offer generous scholarships to a third of our campers, with the goal of a camper-body that is a true reflection of all of us who live here in Sonoma County. 

Click here to access a Camp Scholarship Application (English)

Click here to access a Camp Scholarship Application (Spanish)  

 

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