Calendar

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Walk for the Woods Project @ Ripley House Neighborhood Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am

Walk for The Woods Project 2018

Length: Estimated 3 miles

Where: Scenic route that winds through East End neighborhood and along beautiful Buffalo Bayou

What: Learn more about Houston’s East End, meet our students and volunteers and support The Woods Project

This estimated 5K walk will take you on a journey through Houston’s historic East End, where many of The Woods Project’s students live and play. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Woods Project and promises to be a great morning of community, history and fun!The scenic route includes stops along a beautiful undeveloped area of Buffalo Bayou, where walkers will learn about the efforts to clean up the bayou.

Additionally, what makes this Walk very unique are the history stops found throughout the route, such as Firehouse #2. Walkers are encouraged to visit history stops to learn about important people and places in the area and the role they have played in shaping Houston.

The Walk is a great opportunity to meet The Woods Project’s students. Join us to celebrate our students and see the historic East End!

The event will be fun for the whole family with plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment happening during and after the walk. However, please be advised that due to local restrictions, glass containers, any animals including dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes are not allowed at the event. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Bayou Trail.

The Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot is awarded each year to the team that can bring out the most participants to the Walk for the Woods Project. It is a prestigious award which shows your team’s commitment to our program and to improving the lives of our students.

Parking

Parking is “first come, first serve” at Ripley House, and it will fill up quickly.

Look for volunteers and signs to help you get to the right place!

 

Donate or Register Today!

You can register as an individual, or you can join a walk team!

 


Is your company interested in supporting the Walk or sponsoring your team?

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please contact Jessi Manley, Development Director, at [email protected] o816-507-3661.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

May
5
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Jun
2
Sat
2018
2018 Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

BE BETTER PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY!

Recognizing life-threatening medical symptoms for kids and adults is crucial for any parent, professional or concerned citizen. As outdoor educators and farmers at Blackwood Land, we believe this knowledge is invaluable whether you live in an urban area or leading a trip into the wilderness. In this course, offered by the prestigious Wilderness Medical Associates, you will:

  • Manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available.
  • Learn from medical professionals with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
  • Be prepared for emergencies that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
  • Have fun while developing confidence in your ability to care for emergencies

Course fee: $495 (lunch included)

 

Lodging & Meals

Tent Camping: $10/night (bath house available) | Bunk in main house: $15/night

Breakfast: $9/day | Dinner: $15/day

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 17 – Jun 22 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 24 – Jun 29 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jul 1 – Jul 6 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.

Jul
15
Sun
2018
Blackwood’s Summer Nature Camp @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jul 15 – Jul 20 all-day

Blackwood Land

Nature Camp is a week-long overnight camp for 8-14 year olds. Our goal is simple: get kids outside and active for the summer! At Blackwood, we understand the importance of giving kids the chance to play and develop a relationship with the outdoors. Do you have any fond memories of your childhood in nature with friends? We find that those memories are often some of the best, and we want to pass on that opportunity to the next generation.

Adventure comes to life at Blackwood during the summer. Capture the flag through 33 acres of forest? Ultimate frisbee on the prairie? Soccer, tag, Ringalevio!? Not to mention sleeping under the stars at night; with campfires, s’mores, and stories on the back porch of the straw bale house.

Throughout their week of adventure, campers learn sportsmanship, camaraderie, and nature survival skills. Every camper belongs to a tribe and a clan; their tribe becomes their team, and their clan becomes their family. With the support of highly trained counselors, campers get to explore the wilderness and discover what secrets and wisdom the forest has to tell.

2018 Nature Camp Sessions

Session 1 | June 17th – 22nd: Elementary School Session (Ages 8-11)

Session 2 | June 24th – 29th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 3 | July 1st – 6th: Middle School Session (Ages 12-14)

Session 4 | July 15th – 20th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 5 | July 22nd – 27th: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

Session 6 | July 29th – August 3rd: Mixed School Session (Ages 8-14)

High School Camp | August 5th – 9th: (Must have completed 9th grade)

Apply one or more campers!

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.


Want to be a Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training? Apply here!

Interested in sponsoring a camper?  Click here to learn about our Underwriting Program.