Los Angeles

Workshop/Classes

Deepen your child’s relationship with nature and the foundations of humanity… the ancient skills… and watch your child develop greater confidence, awareness, empathy, attention to details, cooperation, sense of self-worth, patience and more!  This is a mentoring program. We will make fires by rubbing sticks together, learn edible and medicinal plants, move silently, feel the natural rhythm of the land, and discover indigenous wisdom as we “seek what they sought.” All classes are taught with love, compassion, non-violent communication (NVC) methods, and the inherent principles of living a life in Harmony with the Earth.

* All programs are available on a PER PROGRAM (not per class) basis. Class takes place rain or shine. Discounts and refunds will only be issued if class is canceled.

To register, contact Sean directly at sean.critchfield@gmail.com with:
1.  Name of program
2.  Homeschool or Afterschool?
3.  Name and age of child/ren
4.  Parent’s name
5.  Your phone number
6.  Payment via PayPal to sean.critchfield@gmail.com.  Please contact Sean if you need a different payment option.

*Apprentice of the Wild: Topanga Tuesdays! 

 Instructed by Sean Critchfield

Topanga and Malibu have so many beautiful and abundant wild places to explore! Hike a stream that supports endangered southern steelhead trout, gather sage seeds and follow a raccoon’s tracks… so much to learn in this program!

Homeschool: 11-3
After School: 3:45 – 5:45
First class is April 18th. Meets every other Tuesday.
6 classes: April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13,Jun 27

Homeschool cost: $35/class. Total cost: $210.
Afterschool cost: $20/class. Total cost: $120.

*Apprentice of the Wild: Pasadena (Hahamongna Watershed Park) Wednesdays! 

Instructed by Sean Critchfield

Hahamongna is one of my favorite places! A great diversity of plants and animals including a variety of lizards, toads, Pacific tree frogs, hawks and owls and even bobcat. We can build shelters here, forage, play Skunk and Owl, and explore “Frogopolis”!

Homeschool: 11-3
After School: 3:45 – 5:45
First class is April 19th. Meets every other Wednesday.
6 classes: April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28

Homeschool cost: $35/class. Total cost: $210.
Afterschool cost: $20/class. Total cost: $120.

 

*Apprentice of the Wild: Hansen Dam Recreation Area Thursdays!

Instructed by Sean Critchfield

Wow! There’s so much here to explore and learn about! This area has tremendous diversity, lots of shade trees, secret paths and even a year-round creek!

Homeschool: 11-3.
First class is April 20th. Meets every other Thursday.
6 classes: April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29

Homeschool cost: $35/class. Total cost: $210.

*Apprentice of the Wild: Hansen Dam (additional session)!

Instructed by Sean Critchfield

Hansen Dam was so popular that we have decided to offer a second session!

Homeschool: 11-3
First class is April 27th. Meets every other Thursday.
6 classes: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6

Homeschool cost: $35/class. Total cost: $210.

*Apprentice of the Wild: South Bay Wednesdays! 

Instructed by Sean Critchfield

This amazing area is a little gem of diversity hidden in the Palos Verdes area! This class has the opportunity to visit both the inland coastal environment AND the beach! Join us for tracking, tide pooling, and adventure!

Homeschool: 11-3
First class is April 26th. Meets every other Wednesday.
6 classes: April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5

Homeschool cost: $35/class. Total cost: $210.