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The Forest Mom/Forest Dad Program

  • Boston Outdoor School 131 Walnut St Saugus United States (map)
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Duration: 3+ hours


Cost: $55


This half-day program gives parents the skills and confidence to get kids outside and learning in nature. We will cover ways of inspiring your children to get off the couch and out in nature, as well as safety, resources and materials, and planning. Fool-proof campfire making skills, tarp and tent shelters, kid-friendly activities like coal burning and cooking as well as simple stone tools will be covered.

This program is for moms, dads, grandparents or anyone who works with kids and wants to help them learn and grow in nature. This course is not for children.


Ricardo Sierra

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Co-founder and director of the Earth Mentoring Institute and founder of Hawk Circle Summer Camps, Ricardo has led workshops, camps, school programs and adult trainings for over 30 years. He specializes in teaching and facilitating transformative programs using the skills and philosophy of wilderness to awaken our senses and our connection to the Earth. He is also the creator of the Earth Skills Correspondence Course, The Polaris Project, an online business mentoring program and the Wolverine Way Summit.

A member of the Tracking Project's Community Mentoring Program in New Mexico, Rick is also an artist, writer, craftsperson and timber framer. He and Trista live at Hawk Circle with their son, Javier. For more information on Ricardo's work, visit his website at

What to Bring:

  • Warm clothes

  • A backpack

  • Bottle of water

  • Any emergency medical supplies you may need

  • Notebook & pencil

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