QUAIL SPRINGS
FAMILY CAMP

TO BE ANNOUNCED


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Course Description

Enjoy your 4th of July long weekend with your family in the beautiful Cuyama Valley. This is an opportunity to come and connect with the Quail Springs land and community for fun, creativity, and rejuvenation. During the daytime our outstanding team of youth program facilitators will offer a range of games and farm activities for children 5 and older such as:

  • Collecting eggs and tending to our chickens
  • Feeding our rabbits
  • Wandering with our goat herd through our surrounding forestlands
  • Practicing naturalist skills like animal tracking, plant identification, and bird watching
  • Exploring our creek
  • Making new friends!

Guardians – join us for guided hiking through our rich forestlands and lush riparian zones; arts and crafts (painting, journaling, whittling, and more); gardening; lively conversation, or pure relaxation while your children are absorbed in fun activities. In the evening we will have the opportunity to gather and share songs and stories from our day.

This will be a casual weekend with lots of opportunities for hands-on-learning, play, family time, and relaxation. Please join us, and spread the word. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding logistics or offerings.


Instructors


Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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Registration Information


  • Course Fee: $700
  • Early Bird Discount: $100 discount (Discount Code: MUDDYBIRD – Expires: March 1, 2017)
  • Course fee includes: Instruction, catered meals and camping accommodations

Instructors


Molly Ancel

Molly Ancel

Growing up in the Bay Area on the traditional homelands of the Chochenyo Ohlone people, Molly was immersed in the art, politics, and historic radicalism of the groups and people who make the culture of the Bay Area what it is. Her home and upbringing was an urban one which held nature in reverence.

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Juna Muller

Juna Muller

Raised nearby in the orange groves of Ojai, CA, Juna Rosales Muller learns, teaches, farms, and coordinates programs at Quail Springs. She studied political ecology at Colorado College and has worked in experiential, farm-based, and outdoor education for the past 7 years. She co-founded and co-taught Spiral, a young women’s permaculture

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Paul Wachur

Paul Wachur

Paul Wachur specializes in nature connection, youth education, and animal husbandry – especially goats. Seeds of these passions sprouted in the great outdoors of rural Massachusetts. Family camping trips and later some visits to the Primitive Skills School proved much more rewarding than conventional schooling where information was dryly fed. Paul found people having fun while learning, and surprised himself one day by spending 14 hours making his own bow.

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Jan Smith

Jan Smith

Jan Smith was born in 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana with an upbringing steeped in social activism, art, music, and culture. Jan’s mother is an artist and educator, and taught in inner city high schools during the 60’s and 70’s, creating inspiring, and relevant curriculum, and supporting cultural literacy during a time when southern schools didn’t mention African American contributions to art, history, politics, or culture.

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Natalie Buckley

Natalie Buckley

Natty Buckley-Medrano joined the Quail Springs team in Fall 2017, excited to continue to learn, practice, and teach soil regeneration techniques through holistic food systems management. She is passionate about dryland farming and designing systems for both the sequestration of vast amounts of carbon and healthy integration of plants and animals. Her part in mitigating climate change is promoting and learning more about how best to feed the soil as it feeds us.

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Jeff Reidl

Jeff Reidl

While earning his Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnoecology with emphasis on Biocultural Diversity and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Jeff became interested in learning deeper, more integrative ways of understanding and interacting with the world in an ethical and ecologically sound manner. Jeff completed his PDC in Austria, and later continued his training and education at

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Janice Setser

Janice Setser

Many years ago Janice stepped off the edge of a predictable life to one in which she can palpably feel the more primitive rhythms of life and to connect with the deeper longings of her soul. While BS degrees in Food Science and Nutrition and a Masters degree in International Development were vehicles for entering different countries and cultures, Janice’s natural curiosity to deeply know people coupled with her interest in problems solving and commitment to service has guided her life and work.

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Jan Smith

Jan Smith

Jan Smith was born in 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana with an upbringing steeped in social activism, art, music, and culture. Jan’s mother is an artist and educator, and taught in inner city high schools during the 60’s and 70’s, creating inspiring, and relevant curriculum, and supporting cultural literacy during a time when southern schools didn’t mention African American contributions to art, history, politics, or culture.

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Registration Information


Soon to be announced…

If you have a comment or question about this course please fill out our form below and we’ll get back to you soon.

Registration Information


  • Sliding Scale Cost:
    • Adults: $200 – $600
    • Children over 5 years: $150 – $400
    • Children 4 years and younger: Free
  • Course tuition includes: Instruction, materials, camping & facilities
  • We invite all participants to partake in three farm fresh meals a day with the Quail Springs community

The course is currently full, however there are often cancellations so we encourage you to contact us to be put on our waiting list:

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Quail Springs Family Camp

Quail Springs Family Camp

Enjoy your 4th of July long weekend with your family in the beautiful Cuyama Valley. This is an opportunity to come and connect with the Quail Springs land and community for fun, creativity, and rejuvenation. This will be a casual weekend with lots of opportunities for hands-on-learning, play, family time, and relaxation. Please join us, and spread the word. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding logistics or offerings.

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Questions


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