Disconnect to Reconnect for Primary Kids

34 inspiring sessions for youth ages 6 to 12, to learn about Nature and themselves.

WHEN ?

34-sessions from Aug 18-Dec 10 (Tues-Thurs), 8:30AM-2:00PM including lunch.

WHO ?

For youth ages 6-12.

HOW

MANY ?

Two sessions of 12 students each. 3:1 student-to-facilitator ratio with additional AW team members and local farmers also supporting.

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WHERE ?

Subak Uma Lambing rice paddies and Sibanggede Agroforest, both within 5min drive from Green School.

WHAT WILL THEY DO ?

  • propagate, cultivate, care for, harvest, and cook at least 20 different kinds of plants

  • experience the rice cycle from seed to table

  • learn about alternative methods of rice cultivation that eliminate chemical inputs and mitigate climate change

  • use their hands to make crafts and toys with materials sourced from nature

  • disconnect from screens and reconnect with nature, friends and food from the field

  • interact with Balinese farmers, Balinese youth, and Balinese cooks

  • be exposed to bahasa Indonesia in context

  • practice mindfulness in nature

Daily schedule:  

8:30AM-10:00AM: Activities in the field (farming)
10:00AM-10:15AM: Snack/rehydration break
10:15AM-11:30AM: Crafts and culture learning
11:30AM-12:00PM: Preparing lunch together (as much as possible food from the field)
12:00PM-12:30PM: Eating lunch
12:30PM-1:00PM: yoga nidra (lying down/quiet time)
1:00PM-1:30PM: drawing in field journal 
1:30PM-2:00PM: circle time (sharing, games, q & a).
 

Examples of Farming Activities 

  • rice planting

  • making seedling balls 

  • planting papaya, banana, and trees in agroforest

  • making bee hives

  • making compost

  • weeding and managing fields

  • planting in community garden

  • and much more...

Examples of Crafts and Culture Learning

  • kite making and flying 

  • making banana gun noise maker 

  • making banana boats for floating in subak

  • painting with natural dyes

  • cooking tipat 

  • making plant pots from coconut leaves 

  • making coconut pots with zinnia 

  • making canang

  • participating in ceremony in subak temple 

  • and much more...

Note: We will do our utmost to respect social distancing protocols between our facilitators and the students, and our facilitators will wear masks. Government regulations could have an impact on our planned activities, so we will check in with you in the days prior to the camp to ensure that conditions will allow for us to gather on those dates.