Where kids can build plant centered community that nurtures their natural wonder and creativity. Reach out to Colleen@persimmonherbschool.com with any questions or ideas you have about our youth programs.


Spring Herb Camp

March 28-April 1 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Registration is Closed

Spring Herb Camp at Persimmon Herb School is designed to encourage kids to connect with nature using all of their senses. Each day of the week a different common wild edible plant will guide our projects and activities. We find creative ways to display the life cycle, embody the parts of the plant, and live in community with the plants through foraging, art projects, and games. Campers finish out the week with knowledge of five plants we walk past every day and fun ways to share their newfound connection with their families and friends.

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Eco Justice Summer Camp

Conservation through Joy

June 13 – June 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ages 6-11 | $200/child

This environmental education immersion will empower your child’s inner activist by providing them with the information and tools needed to speak truth to power. Through games, music, storytelling, science projects, and nature awareness activities, campers will build a foundation that supports deeper learning, public communication and activism around environmental justice.

Our discussion and activities this week will focus on the parts of nature that bring us joy and how we can share that joy to inspire protecting and conserving our beautiful planet. We’ll also explore the concepts of liberation and interdependence and encourage reflection and discussion on how these forces shape ourselves and our communities.

Click here to complete the waiver form for each camper.

Click here to complete the registration form for each camper.

Persimmon Kids – Eco Justice Camp – $200.00

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Camp Leaders

Colleen Donahoe has over 20 years of experience in environmental education in formal school settings, sleep-away camps, community farms, and local parks. She is a trained reading specialist for grades K-8 and parent to two mischievous, fun-loving, kind hearted boys. Colleen is guided by her extensive training in yoga and meditation to infuse mindfulness and social-emotional learning into all of her interactions with children.

Greg Monzel was a stay at home parent for 8 years and has taught at White Pine Wilderness Academy and Distelrath Farm School. Colleen and Greg have designed and led several kids programs for The Great Lakes Herb Faire and Persimmon Herb School.