2023 Dates and Time TBA

Kids Herb camp

2023 Dates and Time TBA


Plants are some of our oldest ancestors, and some of our closest neighbors! We welcome all outdoor ramblers and curious kids to come along with us and deepen their relationship with the plant kingdom. Join herbalists Allison Dellner and Lelani McNeil for mornings of outdoor adventure ~ where we are sure to meet and learn about the plants of Vermont’s field and forest. We will spend time outside with our plant friends, learning about their names, tastes, smells, medicines, and their relationships to humans. We will make art, hike, play games, taste wild edibles, go on scavenger hunts, create stories, drink tea, sing songs, play in the forest and learn directly from the plants themselves! 


The day may go something like this:

(although we take it as it comes!)

9:00 Greeting Circle
9:30 Plant walk, listening walk or rainbow walk
10:00 Group game
10:30 Craft or art project
11:30 Lunch, storytime
12:15 Free play, tea time
12:45 Farewell circle, song

What to bring to camp

Please pack your child with the following daily:

  • Backpack your child can carry comfortably

  • Swimsuit

  • Sun hat or baseball hat

  • Natural bug repellent and sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Lunch

  • Snack x2

  • Water bottle

  • Rain gear, head to toe (muddy buddy)

  • Waterproof shoes or sandals

  • Extra set of clothes

  • Layers–always have a fleece or thin jacket packed

  • Wear closed toed shoes/boots and clothes that can get dirty! Close toed sandals are great.

    ** Please put child’s name on all items
    **We are outside in all weather conditions

Allison Dellner and Leilani McNeill

Allison Dellner and Leilani McNeill became friends while attending herb school at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism in Montpelier, VT, where they studied the power & magic of plant medicine. Both Allison and Leilani graduated from the school’s Clinical Herbalist program, and continued careers in applied herbalism, while raising their families and operating small-scale herbal businesses.

Allison now lives in Moretown, VT with her daughter & husband, where she practices; seeing clients for herbal consultations, teaching, wildcrafting & harvesting herbs to make seasonal herbal remedies and herbal skin care products for her company ‘wild sings the bird’.

Leilani has devoted many years to her career at the Tata Harper Skincare company, and also has created and sold her own herbal wellness company, ‘Taking Root’. Leilani now lives on a beautiful piece of land with her family in Salisbury, VT, where she grows herbs and cares for her two small children, and continues to create high-end, botanical skincare through her work with Tata Harper.

Allison and Leilani are excited to share their love for plants & create a space for children to learn from the land; practice plant identification & botany skills, make art from nature, explore kid-friendly medicine-making and revel in unstructured forest play!

All camps take place on our permaculture farmstead in Rochester, Vermont.
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