The Wild Kids after school program operates from the campus of Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, but is open to all O'ahu students. During each six-week session, we invite students of mixed ages to play in the forest together. The program is student-centered and based on the simple core principle of unstructured time outdoors. Read more about our program philosophy under the About Us tab.
k-2nd Session registration open Aug. 12th.
3rd-4th session registration open aug. 20th.
5th-7th session registration open oct. 15th
K-2ND GRADE SESSION
Our Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade session will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and run from August 29th through October 5th. For K-2nd grade students, we start at 2:35 and finish at 5:00pm. Kindergarten students are met by our guides at their classrooms. 1st and 2nd grade students will meet at the Kerr Look-Out. Pick-up for all students is located at the high school by the green tables.
3rd & 4th GRADE SESSION
Our 4th and 5th grade session will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays and run from September 8th through October 24th. We will start at 2:50 and finish at 5:15pm. Students will meet at the Kerr Look-Out and walk with our guides to the forest. Pick-up for all students is located at the high school by the green tables.
5th-7th GRADE SESSION [Registration not yet open]
Our 5th-7th grade session will begin on November 2nd and finish on December 7th. Days of the week for this session will be determined by our guide team in early October and published when registration opens on October 15th.
Our 8th grade session will be in the winter! Check back later for more information.
WHAT DO WE DO IN WILD KIDS?
Twice a week after school for two hours, we explore the land adjacent to campus and enjoy mud slides, scavenger hunts, hiking, tree climbing, making up games, building shelters, creating nature-based art, camouflage activities, scouting for trails, tracking birds, and searching for the magical forest elves known as "Little Greenies." In addition to our after school adventures, we invite families and friends to join us on three different weekend excursions, including various hikes on the island, snorkeling with marine biologists, and community service projects that are centered around sustainability. To culminate each session, we host a family camp-out at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe.
If you have a wild imagination, a wild spirit, and care about wild places, then Wild Kids is for you!
WHO CAN JOIN?
Each session is designed for multi-age groups. However, we also hold sessions for specific grade levels. Keep an eye out for session flyers and registration!
We usually combine 3rd-4th graders and K-2nd graders for our Lower School sessions.
For our Middle School sessions, we combine 5th-8th graders.
Any child on O'ahu is eligible to join!
WHERE DO WE MEET?
Our meeting locations are listed on our session calendars and may vary depending on the time of year. However, regardless of exact location on campus, we always meet at Le Jardin Academy after school and then venture into the forest together.
Our weekend meeting locations are listed on our session calendars and vary for each session.
WHAT TIME DO AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES START?
For K-2nd grade students, we start at 2:35 and finish at 5:00pm.
For 3rd-5th grade students, we start at 2:50pm and finish at 5:15pm.
For Middle School students, we start at 3:30pm and finish at 5:30pm.
2017 Session Pricing
K-2nd Grade Wild Kids Session Price
- Full Session: $185 (Includes 12 after school adventures and 3 weekend excursions).
- 1 day/week: $135 (Includes 6 after school adventures and 3 weekend excursions).
3rd-8th Grade Wild Kids Session Price
- Full Session: $205 (Includes 12 after school adventures, 3 weekend excursions, and a camp-out!)
- 1 day/week: $155 (Includes 6 after school adventures, 3 weekend excursions, and a camp-out!)