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07.02.2021  >> Brave Girl Tribe

13.03.2021 >> Forest & Fire

21.03.2021 >> Jahreskreis Feuer- Course #1

17.04. 2021 >> Parent/Child: Pocket Knife & Fire

18.04.2021 >> Brave Girl Tribe

08.05.2021 >> Working with Wood

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WHAT DO I OFFER?

LANGUAGE, ART & NATURE

01

OUTDOOR COURSES

These courses are any combination of outdoor skills- pocket knife skills, fire making, animal tracking, learning about medicinal plants, nature walks, archery, art projects with nature, etc. for children ages 7+.

02

HOLIDAY CAMPS

These are outdoor day camps that are offered during the Bavarian school holidays at either the Amperhof Organic Farm in Olching or the Erlebnisbaumschule in Gilching for children ages 5-12.

03

FAMILY CLASSES

These classes are for families to learn a variety of outdoor skills together such as fire making without matches, pocket knife skills, survival days in the forest, nature based art projects, etc. These courses are for children of all ages and can be booked privately.

During the lockdown, I am holding these courses on weekends and during the week. Please send me an email to book your spot.

04

WILDERNESS COURSES

These are week long or weekend long camping trips where we cook over an open fire, spend the days in the forest and learn new skills. There are camps for families and children from ages 10+.

Beginning in March 2021, I will offer a year long in depth course on fire for children ages 10-13. We will meet 4x per year (once per season).

05

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

I offer outdoor birthday parties for 3 hours- always with fire- and then several options depending on the birthday child (art projects, pocket knife, Schatzsuche, etc.). Ages 5+.

Please send me an email to inquire about a party!

06

BRAVE GIRL TRIBE

Our aim is to enrich the social and emotional development of pre-teen girls through creative activities, coaching and educating, and the creation of their own tribe through regular meetings. Ages 10-13.

FAQs

Your child needs to be dressed appropriately for the weather. 
For rain: rain pants, rain jacket, waterproof shoes, warm socks, dress in layers (bring extra socks). 
For rain/snow/cold: rain pants or snow suit, rain jacket or ski jacket, waterproof shoes, warm socks, dress in layers (bring extra socks). 
For heat: sun hat, closed toe sandals (NO CROCS), light, comfortable clothing.

A backpack that can fit a change of socks/clothes, a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen (in summer), mosquito spray (in summer) and lunch (for the Erleibnisbaumschule Camps), a swimsuit and towel (for Amerhof Summer Camp).

Yes, for the Erlebnisbaumschule Camps. No, for the Amperhof Camps. Please pack snacks for your child.

Yes, please label it.

The meeting point is the kiosks between where the Sbahns leave at the Donnersbergerbrucke. There is no toilet there, so please make sure your child uses the toilet before he/she leaves the house. For all weekend courses-you must bring your child to/from the course.

This is not a problem. We swim at the Amperhof Camps- in a pond, which is small (and very cold). The pond is shallow enough for those children who cannot swim to wade in it and catch water critters and deep enough for those that want to swim a bit to do so. There is always at least one adult in the water with the children at all times.

The camps at the Amperhof are never cancelled due to weather. The camps at the Erlebnisbaumschule are most often NOT cancelled- but in the event of extremely bad weather, I will cancel the camp. 

If the weather is rainy, we will set up tarps for the children to be under- this gives them enough space to stay dry and warm. There is also a Bauwagon for them to hang out in. The forest is also heavily covered, so it is a fine place to be in the event of rain.

No. Everyone that works for the Englischfee speaks both English and German. The main language of the holiday camps is English, but in the event of a child not understanding something- we (and the other children) will speak German with the child. The Parent/Child Courses and the Overnight Camps are almost exclusively bi-lingual (myself and a German team member).

No. Learning a language takes much more time than one day or a week, but it is a good basis for the child to get a feel for another language and also to feel how to feels to not understand (this is often a motivation for children to want to learn a language).

The max. number of children is 15 with 3 adults.

Yes, beautifully. Often, the older children take more responsibility for the younger children and the younger children look up to the older children. I am very honest with parents when children sign up and try to find a balance of ages. I’ve had only positive results with this concept.

HOW TO BOOK?

CALENDAR

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FAQ's

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CONTACT

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