Importance of Living Earth School Programming
LES is best known for our fun nature-based education summer camps for kids and teens that go beyond a typical summer camp experience. We cultivate a culture at camp that builds community and fosters nature connection to a living earth, teaching kids about themselves, others, and the natural world through direct experiences. Our amazing instructors teach skills that relate directly to life – shelter, fire, water, food, awareness of our surroundings – we remind and show kids what is real. We teach kids to love nature by giving them time and experience in nature, without digital diversions or extraneous activities. Everything we do is geared to deepen our connection with each other and with the natural world around us.
Beyond summer, programs at the Living Earth School range from one-day workshops to weekly homeschool classes, weekend expedition trips, and long-term immersive courses for adults, all in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.