Mindfulness. Stewardship. Connection.
The following Camp Roots Programs are Canceled until Further notice:
*Summer Camp July 6th-August 14th*
Forest School 2020-2021
Dearest Camp Roots community,
The novel coronavirus is shifting fundamentally the way we move in the world right now. The trajectory of the disease and what it means for the coming months is still not entirely clear.
While there is much that is uncertain, one thing we do know is that this is not the end for Camp Roots. There is a group of Camp Roots staff who are committed to waiting out the novel coronavirus and reviving the program that you all know and love when the time is right and safe.
This is not the end for Camp Roots. This is just a pause.
It might be a short pause. It might be safe to continue programming in the fall of 2020.
It might be a longer pause. We wish we could peer into the future and see it more clearly. In the absence of that clarity, we can offer with certainty: This is not the end for Camp Roots. This is just a pause.
Some of our families need the money that they had paid in advance tuition now more than ever. Because of the uncertainty about when we will be able to gather in the forest again, we have refunded that money.
There were many moving pieces that were considered when we made the hard, heartbreaking decision to put programming on hold indefinitely. There were staff and staffing considerations, family considerations, community considerations, health and safety considerations, financial considerations, and so much more. We did not make the decision lightly. Our hearts as are broken right now as we know some of yours are.
We know that this challenging time will pass. We are so hopeful about all the good that will grow from the darkness we are passing through. There already has been so much good - so much sharing and collaboration and opening of hearts. There is sure to be more good to come, and Camp Roots will be part of it.
We are doing our best to move through this time with grace and love for ourselves, for our community, and for the entire planet.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We promise to communicate regularly. In the meantime, we wish you and your family wellness, safety, compassion, joy, and so much love.
The Camp Roots Forest School Staff
Nature immersion programs in Kenmore, Washington for children and families. At Camp Roots, children and adults have limitless opportunities to explore, experiment, play, and learn.
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
Camp Roots was founded in 2013 by April Rose, an educator and mother of five with a passion for the outdoors and a simple mission: to get kids outside. April spent her childhood afternoons freely exploring outdoors: playing at the park with friends, making forts in the bushes outside her home, catching bugs and making them her pets, or just being outside. She credits those hours of unstructured engagement, wonder, and discovery for shaping her love of nature and her entrepreneurial spirit.
Forest Roots (6-12)
Forest Roots is a homeschool nature immersion program for ages 6-12. In the forest environment, children have the opportunity to learn through direct experience, while hiking, playing and exploring at Saint Edward State Park.