Welcome to Raven’s Nest. Here you will find camps and workshops for ages 9-16. Children blossom in nature and benefit greatly by learning functional arts. Nature and craft foster sustainable living practices. These programs will engage all senses, teach self-sufficiency skills, and above all be fun!

Crafty Crow Camp

Best for Ages: 9-15yo

Session: $465 July 22nd-25th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Instructor: Linnane Armstrong

In harmony with the creative, playful, and curious mind of the crow, join us for fun, nature-based arts and crafts. Projects may include tie-dye, macrame, nature journaling, and nature printing. There will be plenty of time for exploring the magical spaces on the farm, including visiting the animals.

Blacksmithing and Woodcraft Workshop

Best for Ages: 11-16yo


July 9th, 10th, 11th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

July 16th, 17th, 18th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Stringer

In this three-day workshop participants will learn basic blacksmithing and woodworking through a project of their choice. We will have forges, hammers, anvils, and other tools to explore the plasticity of iron.  We will work with hand tools learning basic woodworking techniques. Take home functional art made by you! Items may include kitchenware like butter knives, spatulas, ladles, and more...

Dancing goat yoga camp

Best for girls ages: 11*-15yo (6th grade or older)

Sessions: $465

August 9th-11th. (10:00 am to 3:00 pm, overnight on Saturday)

Dancing Goat Yoga Camp empowers girls to shine. Together we will weave a week of activity that honors and nourishes our feminine spirit. Creating a cozy space in our yurt for yoga, art, and meditation we will take the time to slow down. We will venture outside too, finding nourishment in the garden for our homemade lunches, as well as care, feed, and walk our goats everywhere!

We may make our own jewelry or create something in the wood shop for our yoga altar.  We will hike to the lake and ocean to swim and have plenty of time to socialize and lounge in our tree hammocks, paint with henna, make herbal products, and tell stories.  There will be a Saturday overnight campout.

Hummingbird Camp

Best for Ages: 9-15yo

Session: $465 June 17th-20th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Instructor: Anne Petersen

Do you love to wander in the garden, pick flowers, and cook using freshly harvested plants? Do you like to make nature crafts and potions from herbs? Like hummingbirds and honeybees who joyously collect nectar in the summer sunshine, we will fly and buzz about the garden collecting and making all sorts of beautiful and tasty things. This is a makers camp with time thrown in to play with the farm animals and take short walks to wildcraft in the forest.

The Upside down reverse floating world of Block printing

Best for Ages: 11-16yo

Session: $465 July 1st-4th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Instructor: Jeff Petersen

Join us for a hands-on class of printmaking through relief carving. We will begin by learning about the use of printmaking throughout history but also its use in contemporary street art. We will play with various methods to work up sketches until they are ready for carving, maximizing contrast, to create bold images. The goal of this class is to gain an understanding of relief carving as a powerful graphic art form and leave with the confidence that you can manipulate various surfaces into your own poster, print, card, or wheat paste. Class will cover basic safety skills and tool care. Water-based inks will be used. The class will be taught by Jeff Petersen a painter and printmaker from San Francisco, California.

NOTE: Wear something to class you can get ink on!

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