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Create Play Express Learn Grow through Wilderness & Farm Connection

A community of life-long learners, who embrace a holistic and integrative approach to experience the purposeful and passionate flow of life through relations and the natural world, is empowered to foster compassion, gratitude, connection, awareness, generosity, kindness, self-acceptance, self-trust, self-motivation, self-reliance, local & global engagement, and the responsible embracement of personal and social stewardship of this planet. 

Integrative pedagogical approach: Montessori, Reggio-Emilia, 8-Shield Mentoring Model, Invisible Schooling through Coyote Mentoring

Apply for 2024-2025 Vista CA

Summer Rites of Passage 2024 ages 12-18

Summer Camps for ages 3-11 Wilderness & Farm Program

Adult Mentorship & Apprenticeship for Wilderness Awareness & Survival Skills 2024 (for teachers, coaches & mentors)

Montessori farm & wilderness immersion education center serving ages 3-18 and youth & adult rites of passage serving Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Escondido, Ramona, and Greater San Diego, CA

Click here for current Spring Immersion Youth Wilderness & Farm Program

SOL Montessori Erdkinder Farm & Wilderness Forest Learning Community is enrolling 2024-2025 and after-school enrichments & year-round enrollment. Learn more here. 

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Sol Learning - Montessori Erdkinder Farm & Wilderness Learning Community

Sol Earth - Early Childhood age 3 - 6 years old

Sol Water - Elementary I & II age 6-12 (Grade 1-6)

Sol Fire - Erdkinder age 12-18 (Grade 7-12) & Wilderness Rites of Passage

Summer 2024 Youth Wilderness & Farm Program

Montessori Erdkinder, refers to a specific phase or level of the Montessori educational approach designed for adolescents between the ages of approximately 12 to 18 years old. The term "Erdkinder" comes from the German words "Erde" (earth) and "Kinder" (children), and it emphasizes the idea of cultivating a strong connection between the youth and the natural world. Dr. Maria Montessori's educational philosophy is based on the concept that children and adolescents are naturally curious, self-directed learners who thrive when given the freedom to explore and learn in an environment that supports their development.

The art of mentoring, as known as the "coyote mentoring" is a nature-based educational approach integrated in our teaching which focuses on experiential learning, aiming to reconnect individuals with nature through observational skills and promote a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world. The goal is to foster a sense of curiosity, resilience, and a love for learning in individuals.

Learn more about Sol Village Farm & Forest Montessori Erdkinder Program  & Wilderness Youth of Passage

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Sol Immersion - Wilderness Awareness & Primitive Skills, Rites of Passage for 

Adolescents & Adults Weekly & Monthly Journeys

Year-round & Summer Immersion 2024 Youth Wilderness & Farm Program

The natural world is full of mysteries to invite curiosity and creativity. Natural world connection offers the deep and meaningful relationship between individuals and the natural environment. It involves recognizing and valuing the interdependence and interconnectedness of all living beings, including humans, animals, plants, and ecosystems. Natural world connection is not limited to a mere appreciation of nature's beauty; it encompasses a profound sense of belonging and responsibility towards the natural world.

Learn more about Sol Wilderness Immersion


Sol Evolution - Youth & Adults Wilderness Rites of Passage

Rites and Responsibilities are significant initiations in our purposeful flow of life. Rites of passage through the natural world refer to ceremonial practices or rituals that mark significant life transitions and personal growth experiences, using the natural environment as a transformative backdrop. These rites have been common among many indigenous cultures and are designed to guide individuals through major life transitions, such as adolescence, adulthood, marriage, and death. The natural world is often seen as a powerful teacher and facilitator of these transformative experiences.

Learn more about Sol Rites & Responsibilities

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Sol Healing - Holistic Healing through Community

Holistic healing is an approach to healing that considers the whole person—body, mind, emotions, and spirit—in the pursuit of optimal health and well-being. The term "holistic" is derived from the Greek word "holos," which means "whole." Holistic healing views individuals as complex systems, where all aspects of their being are interconnected and influence each other. In community healing, we are all here supporting each other in this journey with the intention to awaken the gifts within the wounds and intentionally release trauma through an integrative approach of modalities such as wilderness immersion, breathwork, meditation, yoga, energy work, creative expressions, poetry, art, vision fast, and plant medicine.

Learn more about Sol Healing Journey and Transformation

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Montessori Farm Forest Wilderness Education Village

Wilderness Youth & Adults Rites of Passage

San Diego CA & Olympic National Forest WA

MonteReggio International Inc., a 501c3 non-profit educational organization

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Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean —
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down —
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

* Mary Oliver *

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