Fiddleheads is a warm and playful after-school program offering children therapeutic support and social and emotional instruction in the enlivening atmosphere of our Bay Area parks. We foster nourishment, self-awareness and growth through activities that promote sensory integration, emotional regulation and empathic connections. We integrate mindfulness, movement and play into everything we do with a flow of rituals, structured games, free play, adventure, story time, snack, and group circles.

Our camps run for three 2-week sessions plus one 5-day early session. June 11 to June 15 (5-day early camp in SF only)
June 18 to June 29; July 2 to July 13; and July 16 to July 27.

In Oakland, San Francisco, Marin, Berkeley, Richmond, Lafayette and Petaluma ages 5-8, 8-12

Financial Assistance and Scholarships are available for those in need. We welcome children and families.
Your children in age groups 4-7, 8-11 and 12-14 will form healing relationships with nature and make new friends, while absorbing social lessons and connecting more deeply to their senses and feelings. We keep our ratio small: one counselor per three children, so the children feel seen and understood.

Camp Coaches
Camp Director
Douglas Lerch, MA, MFT - Executive Director, Clinical Director

Douglas is the founder and executive director of Seeds of Awareness. Doug earned his B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Douglas ha

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Douglas is the founder and executive director of Seeds of Awareness. Doug earned his B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Douglas has a psychotherapy practice in Petaluma with adults, adolescents, couples and children, and specializes working with children with learning and developmental challenges, and their families. He leads trainings in schools, agencies, and in the community on mindfulness based practices.

Fiddleheads After School Programs
Camp Dates
Camps dates are currently available on the organizations website.