From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer the Eastside's only year-round outdoor camp for children of all ages. At Camp Roots it is our focus to offer a variety of life skills learning opportunities for 21st century youth. Our learner-centric philosophy is Rooted in providing an Inclusive Environment for all learners.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide a beautiful environment, high quality crafting and play supplies, and experienced educators. Students need to come dressed for the weather, bring a water bottle and a snack.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I believe that it is important for children to spend as many hours outside paying and learning as possible. It is through connecting with nature that we are able to become stewards of the earth. We all benefit from feeling connected to our earth and the people who live on it.
What do you love most about your job?
Being outdoors in nature with children. I had one camper ask me, "Ms. April, when camp is over for the summer what are you going to do?" My response was, "Keep teaching at Camp Roots." He said, "Oh, so you don't have a job then!" Exactly right, I never feel like its a job, its a passion.