The Wild Kids after school program operates from the campus of Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, but is open to all Oahu students. During each six-week session, we invite 15-20 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.
REGISTRATION FOR winter 2017 LOWER and middle SCHOOL SESSIONS is Currently Closed.
K-2ND GRADE SESSION
Our winter Lower School session this year will be open to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. It will run from January 24th through March 3rd on Tuesdays and Fridays. For K-2nd grade students, we start at 2:35 and finish at 5:00pm.
7th & 8TH GRADE SESSION
Similar to our 5th & 6th grade session, our 7th & 8th grade session is designed as a bridge to high school, providing opportunities to develop leadership skills and friendships with our high school junior counselors. This session will take begin on January 23rd and finish on March 2nd on Mondays and Thursdays.
(REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MARCH)
3RD & 4TH GRADE SESSION
Our next 3rd & 4th grade session will begin on April 5th and run through May 12th on Tuesdays and Fridays. Registration will open in March. For 3rd-4th grade students, we start at 2:50pm and finish at 5:15pm.
5TH - 8TH GRADE SESSION
Our next 5th & 6th grade session will begin on April 3rd and run through May 11th on Mondays and Thursdays. Registration will open in March.
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.
2016 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!)