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Sat and Sun Aug 24 & 25; 9:00 - 3:00

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Elver Park, meeting near ski trails

Baskets and Berries! - OASIS

A two day OASIS family camp to build a basket and forage berries! Kids are welcome with or without an adult. Adults must be accompanied by a kid.

Baskets and Berries! - OASIS
Baskets and Berries! - OASIS

Time & Location

Sat and Sun Aug 24 & 25; 9:00 - 3:00

Elver Park, meeting near ski trails, 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719, USA

About the event

I am so excited to be partnering with forager and basket maker Sienna Scott!

Baskets and Berries will have all the components of a regular OASIS camp with a focus on family adventure, building baskets, and foraging for berries. This weekend camp welcomes kids with or without adults;  adults must be accompanied by a child. We will spend Saturday building our reed berry baskets, playing games, telling stories, deepening in connection to nature, ourselves, and each other, and adventuring. Sunday we will finish our baskets, as needed, then focus on foraging, plus all the other things that OASIS programs are built on! We will spend much time together as adults and kids; there will also be moments for adults to connect with just adults.

OASIS is a fully outdoor, nature immersed opportunity for kids (and adults!) to lead their adventure through exploration and imagination while being supported in social-emotional development and risk assessment.

After registration, you will be asked to select the colors for your baskets. Materials will be dyed just for you! Baskets are designed to be worn on the hip and are approximately 8" high and 8" in diameter. 

Important Details

  • Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th; time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM both days
  • Elver Park - 1250 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719 
  •           Note this is the address for the main parking areas. We will meet in the wooded areas by the ski trails. Neighborhood street parking is likely more convenient. More details to follow.
  • Ages: 10+, 8+ with excellent fine motor skills, and/or notable fiber/weaving craft experience
  • Adults must be accompanied by a registered child 
  • $205 per person, includes all materials, sliding scale $154 - $256
  • We will be outside in all weather (rain, sun, wind, snow). Cancellation will only occur for dangerous, extreme weather or in the unlikely event that Coral is ill/experiencing a family emergency
  • Families must provide their own transportation
  • Families must provide their own food - lunch and snacks
  • Black and Indigenous children/families take 10% off regardless of need. I support reparations and while I recognize that this is not the same as reparations, it is something tangible that I can do now. (What are reparations?) Please note this discount with payment.
  • Scholarships available for those with financial need, contact Coral for details

Please note each person must be registered separately to accommodate the system.

After registering here, you will receive an email with a link to full registration, waivers, and payment information. You are not considered fully registered until both forms are completed and returned and payment is received. If forms and payment are not received within 5 days of registering, your spot may be released to the waiting list.

Cancellation policies 

30 days or more   --   Full refund minus $10 processing fee and any electronic payment fees

29 - 14 days   --   50% refund minus $10 processing fee and any electronic payment fees

13 days or less   --   no refund, if camp was full and cancelling participant finds replacement, filling camp again - 75% refund minus $10 processing fee and any electronic payment fees

          I have some exceptions in my notes that all go in your favor, mostly regarding your assistance finding someone to replace you in the event of cancellation. Thanks. 

Thank you so much for the privilege of helping to foster deep nature connection in our community.

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