Thank you for a successful Summer Camp season! They were critical to getting Feet on the Earth back up and running.

Day Camps 2018

All camps take place in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado

FOTE is a licensed childcare provider in the State of Colorado and our camps meet all Boulder County Public Health requirements for childcare programs.

Daughters of the Earth

June 11-15: Girls* 7-9 years old

Creek PlayCan you call chickadees to you by imitating their song? Where do the animals sleep during the day and how could you find one sleeping now? As a Daughter of the Earth you will explore nature’s mysteries and magic. Each day is a new adventure! One day we might go on a scavenger hunt in search of nature’s treasures and the next day track animals by the creek or leave gifts for the fairies. We will play lots of games, learn how to make awesome nature crafts, sing silly songs, and have plenty of time to tell and hear stories. Girls who come to this camp may come home full of giggles, with stories of new friends – human and wild – and LOTS of cool things they want to show to you the next time you go outside together.

“My girl left camp empowered, centered and nourished from the earth.” – Angela


Sisters of the Earth

June 18-22: Girls* 10-12 years old

Rock DyesAre you ready to take your nature connection to the next level? Want to find out how to listen to the voice of nature and follow its guidance to surprising discoveries? As a Sister of the Earth you’ll come to know nature in ways that make living off the land an art as much as a skill. The animals, plants, and birds will teach you about invisibility and stealth, and how to flow with the energy that makes magical things happen. We’ll play lots of games, gain new hands-on skills for living close to the Earth, share our hearts through stories and song, and learn to weave the energies of earth, air, fire and water to become caretakers of the land and our community. Girls who come to this camp may discover that they feel as much “at home” in nature as they do in thier living room, that they love being true to themselves as much as they love being a good friend, and that they can’t wait to go back outside!

“I just wanted to share Rose’s first words in the car yesterday: ‘That was the most awesome day of my life.’ FOTE has a huge fan.” – Paula


Moon Circle

June 25-29: Girls* 12-14 years old

Girls in the FlowersDo you know the mysteries of the moon? Want to find out how the cycles of nature can help you understand your own rhythms and changing wants and needs? As a member of Moon Circle you can explore the many facets of being a girl on the cusp of blossoming into young womanhood while being part of a supportive sisterhood and having fun. We’ll play lots of games, share our hearts through stories and songs, learn the way of council circles, and create simple earth-based ceremonies and crafts that help us stay grounded and nourished through life’s changes. Moon Circle is here to help girls develop nature-connected self-care routines, discover the magic of the Red Tent, grow their ability to support each other, and hone each girl’s ability to access her inner gifts and courage. Camp includes a mother/female caregiver-daughter overnight on Thursday. (Note: camp fee is $400 with the overnight).

“The gifts that you have given Julia (independence, self confidence, awareness of her leadership abilities, myriad of nature skills, and community) are priceless. These things enrich her as a person, and will remain with her her entire life.” – Steve


Nature Explorers

July 9-13: Co-ed, 7-9 years old

InspectingDo you know where to find the best raccoon tracks or how to safely (for them and you) catch critters that jump and wiggle in the grass? Where does the coyote cross the river and are there really mountain lions here? With a fun gang of Nature Explorers you’ll find out amazing things about what goes on in the wild when people aren’t looking. But get ready . . . your mentors might be sneaking through the bushes when YOU’RE not looking! We’ll play lots of games, learn how to make awesome nature crafts, sing silly songs, and have plenty of time for telling stories. Be careful, by the end of the week kids who come to this camp may learn impressive things about nature, come home very dirty, AND become excellent at sneaking and hiding.

“Thank you for all you are doing. We just love you guys. The personal energy you are putting into my kids will impact them for a lifetime!” – Jennifer


Nature Adventures

July 16-20: Co-ed, 10-12 years old

Skipping in the StreamAre you ready to take your nature skills to the next level? Want to find out what you REALLY need to know if you had to spend a night alone in the mountains? With a team of Nature Adventurers you’ll learn the deer’s secrets tricks for evading coyotes and living off the land, and get to try these things for yourself. Even if your mentors try to sneak up on you, your growing knowledge the language of the wild – especially the birds – can tell you where they are. Don’t fret, we’ll still play lots of games and learn new hands-on survival skills, all while tending the land and the community and having tons of fun in the wild. Kids who come to this camp may come home tired and dirty, and with stories of epic adventures, a newfound confidence and twinkle in their eyes.

“We continue to love what you and the mentors provide to Jameson and all of the children. FOTE plays an enormous role in helping these kids shape themselves. Thank you!” – Chris


Wild Arts & Herbs Camp

July 23-27: Co-ed, 10-14 years old

Wild GrapesDo you want to know which berries you can reach out and eat and which plants really are poisonous? Do you love plants and want to learn more about their healing powers? Do you love crafting and creating beauty out of the materials nature provides?

Let nature be your muse and spend a week learning about wild edibles, making medicine, creating art out of natural resources, and leaving the land more beautiful then we found it. Throughout our time together we will meet new and different plant allies, have plenty of time to learn fun new crafts, plus play awesome games, sing songs, and tell stories. By the end of the week you’ll surely have some new plant and human friends, and some cool earth-based handcrafts to take home. Kids who come to this camp will learn how to work with plants and each other safely and respectfully while drawing artistic inspiration from the magic and beauty of the wilderness hidden in the Boulder foothills.

“From the bottom of my heart I really want to thank you for the scholarships for my son Nicholas, without those this incredible experience would not have been possible for him or me. Many, many blessings. Infinite love and gratitude to you and all your group.” – Elma


Mentor-in-Training (MIT) Summer Camp Training

June 8-9: Co-ed, 13-17 years old

Bow DrillingAre you excited to share your skills and enthusiasm for nature-connection with others? This is your chance to give back to the community while deepening your own learning. Mentors-in-Training are directly involved with everything we do at camp, while receiving support and guidance to practice teaching skills to others and leading camp activities. This training will get you ready and is required for all new MITs. We’ll dive into the skills and activities shared during camp and fill you in on the behind the scenes awareness that makes the magic happen. Plus, we’ll do all the regular fun stuff ourselves, including playing sneaking games and going on adventures. MITs earn $100 credit towards a camp or future program of their choice for each week they serve as an MIT, up to $200 maximum credit amount.

– Be at least 13 years old by June 1
– Know and love our community culture and the skills we teach. Generally this means having prior experience participating in our programs.

MIT Summer Camp Training camp took place Thursday & Friday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Chautauqua Park and in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado

*For single-sex camps, children are grouped according to their affirmed gender. Non-binary identified children are welcome in any camp that matches their interests and age group, and are supported to use their preferred pronouns.

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FOTE is a licensed childcare provider in the State of Colorado and our camps meet all Boulder County Public Health requirements for childcare programs.