Wilders Home & Craft

Wilders Homestead, Arts & Crafts

Explore the world of homesteading, folk craft and home economics. Learn about gardening, wild plants, farm craft, sewing, folk, cooking, woodworking and more. Expert Guides from our Wilders Guild lead awareness focused camps with hands-on skills. Kids share experiences, embarking on online and sometimes even outdoor adventures.

Discover arts and craft in different media. Create with hands-on projects in drawing, crafts, DIY maker space, photography, found-object art, woodcarving and more. Expert Guides from our Artisans Guild guide our online studio workshops. Kids share experiences and creations with one another.

How It Works

All programs are Pacific Time (PT). They can be a single day or weekly series. Since our Trackers Teachers and Guides are online and your kids are at home, different programs ask different levels of guardian supervision.

Register for multiple camps and classes to receive a discount. 

5-9 Classes – 10% off
10-19 Classes – 15% off
20+ Classes – 25% off
(To receive the discount all classes must be purchased at the same time. No exceptions or cancellations applied with discounts.)

When registering, be ready to commit to one of the following levels of supervision:

Phone On – Guardians must be in the same house with phone on for notifications. Example  – Martial Arts

Eyes On – Guardians must be close enough to observe. Ready to help. Example – Cooking

Hands On – Guardians with the camper to offer immediate help and co-guidance. Example – Woodcarving

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Student GradeClassDate & TimePrice
PK, K, 1Woodcarving Beginner: Whittle Kids  
A friendly introduction to the world of woodcarving! Learn about knife safety and first aid, how to hold a knife and make your first cuts! Discover projects you can do around the house! Materials: Fixed Blade Knife (Morakniv recommended), 1x tree branch (freshly cut if possible), Colored pencils or graphite pencil

Supervision: Hands on

Term: Single day

Aug/05/20202020-08-05 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm1:45 pm
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Woodcarving Advanced: Butter Knives  
Learn to safely bring your woodworking skills to the next level by creating your own tools for the kitchen. In this class we cover first aid, safety, advanced grips and cuts, and wood grain direction.
Materials:
2 inch diameter branch (green, freshly cut)
Morakniv or fixed blade carving knife
Pencil / Sharpie
Since we will be using hand tools, we highly recommend freshly cut (green) wood for the projects we do in class. This allows the wood to be softer, and much more workable with a knife.
The type of wood is also important
Here are some examples of highly recommended types
Paper Birch
Red Alder
Cherry
Basswood
Willow
Tulip Poplar

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Aug/05/20202020-08-05 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Photography: Planet Earth  
Join a team of fellow photographers to document the secret lives of animals, plants, and all the creatures who live in your backyard. Use the camera to tell the story of this unseen world and adventure ever deeper into the wonders of the life around us in search of that perfect shot. For photo camps kids can use any digital camera they have. We focus on composition and inspiring creativity. Materials: Digital camera/phone/ipad separate from Zoom device Pen/pencil Notebook/paper Outdoor space with parental boundaries set

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Aug/05/20202020-08-05 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Wilders Kitchen: Dandelion Donuts  
Start with the basics of cooking by making new kid and parent friendly recipes each class. We cover food safety, measuring, safe stovetop use, cleanup and, mise en place, the art of preparation in cooking. Dandelion Donuts Ingredients: Flour, baking powder, salt, milk, water, dandelion flowers (freshly picked), sugar

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Aug/04/20202020-08-04 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Woodcarving Intermediate  
Learn to safely bring your woodworking skills to the next level. Learn about wood grain, new grips and techniques, notches, and future projects. Materials: Fixed blade or locking folder (Morakniv recommended) , 3 x freshly cut branches of thumb thickness

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Aug/03/20202020-08-03 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Realms Workshop: Sew a Dice Pouch  
(+1 knowledge: craft) Learn to craft your very own drawstring pouch for holding dice, runes, and other questing essentials. Materials: construction paper, ruler, pencil, felt tip marker, scissors, needle, thread, sturdy fabric (old jeans are a great choice), cordage for drawstring (shoelace, parachute cord, ect)  

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Aug/03/20202020-08-03 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm12:00 pm
PK, K, 1Woodcarving Beginner: Whittle Kids  
A friendly introduction to the world of woodcarving! Learn about knife safety and first aid, how to hold a knife and make your first cuts! Discover projects you can do around the house! Materials: Fixed Blade Knife (Morakniv recommended), 1x tree branch (freshly cut if possible), Colored pencils or graphite pencil

Supervision: Hands on

Term: Single day

Jul/29/20202020-07-29 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm1:45 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Photography: Planet Earth  
Join a team of fellow photographers to document the secret lives of animals, plants, and all the creatures who live in your backyard. Use the camera to tell the story of this unseen world and adventure ever deeper into the wonders of the life around us in search of that perfect shot. For photo camps kids can use any digital camera they have. We focus on composition and inspiring creativity. Materials: Digital camera/phone/ipad separate from Zoom device Pen/pencil Notebook/paper Outdoor space with parental boundaries set

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Jul/29/20202020-07-29 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm12:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Wilders Kitchen: Dandelion Donuts  
Start with the basics of cooking by making new kid and parent friendly recipes each class. We cover food safety, measuring, safe stovetop use, cleanup and mise en place, the art of preparation in cooking. Materials: Flour, baking powder, salt, milk, water, dandelion flowers (freshly picked), sugar

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Jul/28/20202020-07-28 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Woodcarving: Intermediate Cuts  
Learn to safely bring your woodworking skills to the next level. Learn about wood grain, new grips and techniques, notches, and future projects. Materials: Fixed blade or locking folder (Morakniv recommended) , 3 x freshly cut branches of thumb thickness

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Jul/27/20202020-07-27 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Woodcarving Advanced: Butter Knives  
Learn to safely bring your woodworking skills to the next level by creating your own tools for the kitchen. In this class we cover first aid, safety, advanced grips and cuts, and wood grain direction.
Materials:
2 inch diameter branch (green, freshly cut)
Morakniv or fixed blade carving knife
Pencil / Sharpie
Since we will be using hand tools, we highly recommend freshly cut (green) wood for the projects we do in class. This allows the wood to be softer, and much more workable with a knife.
The type of wood is also important
Here are some examples of highly recommended types
Paper Birch
Red Alder
Cherry
Basswood
Willow
Tulip Poplar

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Jul/29/20202020-07-29 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
PK, K, 1Woodcarving Beginner: Whittle Kids  
A friendly introduction to the world of woodcarving! Learn about knife safety and first aid, how to hold a knife and make your first cuts! Discover projects you can do around the house!
Materials: Fixed Blade Knife (Morakniv recommended), 1x tree branch (freshly cut if possible), Colored pencils or graphite pencil

Supervision: Hands on

Term: Single day

Jul/24/20202020-07-24 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Woodcarving Basics  
A friendly introduction to the world of woodcarving! Learn about knife safety and first aid, how to hold a knife and make your first cuts! Discover projects you can do around the house! Materials: Fixed Blade Knife (Morakniv recommended), 1x tree branch (freshly cut if possible), Colored pencils or graphite pencil

Supervision: Eyes on

Term: Single day

Jul/23/20202020-07-23 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Cookin' with Cowboy Sam: Bannock Bread  
Start with the basics of cooking by making new kid and parent friendly recipes each class. We cover food safety, measuring, safe stovetop use, cleanup and, mise en place, the art of preparation in cooking.  Ingredients: flour (at least 3 cups), sugar (or preferred dry sweetener), baking powder, salt, water, raisins or other bite sized dried fruit (optional), cooking oil

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Jul/21/20202020-07-21 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Photography: Planet Earth  
Join a team of fellow photographers to document the secret lives of animals, plants, and all the creatures who live in your backyard. Use the camera to tell the story of this unseen world and adventure ever deeper into the wonders of the life around us in search of that perfect shot. For photo camps kids can use any digital camera they have. We focus on composition and inspiring creativity. Materials: Digital camera/phone/ipad separate from Zoom device Pen/pencil Notebook/paper Outdoor space with parental boundaries set

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Jul/20/20202020-07-20 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Knots with Cowboy Sam 202  
Take your Knot tying to the next level! Learn to tie all manner of useful knots for camping, boating, bushcraft, and more! Cowboy Sam also spins fantastic yarns from his Cowboy Life. Materials: Rope, string, or yarn for tying

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Jul/22/20202020-07-22 15:00:0018Add to cart3:00 pm4:00 pm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Photography: Planet Earth  
Join a team of fellow photographers to document the secret lives of animals, plants, and all the creatures who live in your backyard. Use the camera to tell the story of this unseen world and adventure ever deeper into the wonders of the life around us in search of that perfect shot. For photo camps kids can use any digital camera they have. We focus on composition and inspiring creativity. Materials: Digital camera/phone/iPad separate from Zoom device Pen/pencil Notebook/paper Outdoor space with parental boundaries set

Supervision: Phone on

Term: Single day

Jul/14/20202020-07-14 13:00:0018Add to cart1:00 pm2:00 pm

Awesome Skills
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Fun Adventures From
Expert Guides

Trackers Guides are experts in their field.

Our instructors create learning connections by inspiring fascination with the natural world. In addition to background checks, they have multiple certifications and are constantly seeking new opportunities to expand their knowledge base. Our expertise comes not only from certified courses, but from a real passion for education and learning, which we’ve built by leading outdoor camps and classes over the past 15 years. We’re still dedicated to creating that Trackers Village, where instructors can celebrate their passion for outdoor education and make a living and receive a reliable wage and healthcare.

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