The Wild Kids after school program operates from the campus of Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, but is open to all O'ahu students. During each six-week session, we invite students of mixed ages to play in the forest together. The program is student-centered and based on the simple core principle of unstructured time outdoors. Read more about our program philosophy under the About Us tab.
Semester 2 Session 2: April 9th-June 1st
K-5th Wild Art: Tuesday
6th-8th Wild Survival and Art: Thursday
K-5th GRADE Wild art SESSION
Our K-5th grade Wild Art session will meet on Tuesdays and run from April 9th - June 1st. For K-5th grade students, we start at 2:35 and finish at 5:00pm. Kindergarten students are met by our guides at their classrooms. 1st through 5th grade students will meet at the Kerr Look-Out. Pick-up for all students is located at the high school by the green tables.
5TH-6TH GRADE SESSION
Our 5th-6th grade session will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays and will run from April 9th - June 1st. We will start at 3:30 and finish at 5:15. Students registered for this session will meet at the green picnic tables on the left of the high school building. Pick-up for all students is located also at the high school by the green tables.
7th & 8th GRADE Wild survival and art SESSION
Our 7th and 8th grade session will meet on Thursdays and run from April 9th - June 1st. We will start at 3:30 and finish at 5:15pm. Students will meet at the Kerr Look-Out and walk with our guides to the forest. Pick-up for all students is located at the high school by the green tables. There will be a combination of Wild Survival and Wild Art activities in this session. Every session, the kids will get a choice of what they would prefer to do for the day and the guides will split them accordingly.
WHAT DO WE DO IN WILD KIDS?
Twice a week after school for two hours, we explore the land adjacent to campus and enjoy mud slides, scavenger hunts, hiking, tree climbing, making up games, building shelters, creating nature-based art, camouflage activities, scouting for trails, tracking birds, and searching for the magical forest elves known as "Little Greenies." In addition to our after school adventures, we invite families and friends to join us on three different weekend excursions, including various hikes on the island, snorkeling with marine biologists, and community service projects that are centered around sustainability. To culminate each session, we host a family camp-out at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe.
If you have a wild imagination, a wild spirit, and care about wild places, then Wild Kids is for you!
WHO CAN JOIN?
Each session is designed for multi-age groups. However, we also hold sessions for specific grade levels. Keep an eye out for session flyers and registration!
We usually combine 3rd-4th graders and K-2nd graders for our Lower School sessions.
For our Middle School sessions, we combine 5th-7th graders to help bridge the transition from lower school to middle school. 8th grade students are paired with 9th grade students to help bridge the transition from middle school to high school.
Any child on O'ahu is eligible to join!
WHERE DO WE MEET?
Our meeting locations are listed on our session calendars and may vary depending on the time of year. However, regardless of exact location on campus, we always meet at Le Jardin Academy after school and then venture into the forest together.
Our weekend meeting locations are listed on our session calendars and vary for each session.
WHAT TIME DO AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES START?
For K-2nd grade students, we start at 2:35 and finish at 5:00pm.
For 3rd-4th grade students, we start at 2:50pm and finish at 5:15pm.
For 5th and Middle School students, we start at 3:30pm and finish at 5:30pm.
2018 Session Pricing:
K-5th Grade Wild Art Session Pricing
- Full Session: $230 (Includes 8 after school adventures and 3 weekend excursions).
5th-6th Grade Wild Kids Session Pricing
- Full Session: $335 (Includes 16 after school adventures, 3 weekend excursions, and a camp-out!)
- 1 day/week: $270 (Includes 8 after school adventures, 3 weekend excursions, and a camp-out!)
7th-8th Grade Wild Survival and Art Session Pricing
- Full Session: $270 (Includes 8 after school adventures, 3 weekend excursions, and a camp-out!)