What is Oak Tree Club?
Oak Tree Club (OTC) is an after-school program run by the Yoga of Elements team on the Manzanita School Campus located in the beautiful mountains of Topanga Canyon (CA). This program upholds core values of inclusivity, self empowerment, equality & freedom.
OTC is a hub for grades K-8 to gather, and decompress after school, while co-creating consistency, commitment & accountability. We have multiple dynamic staff members & specialists and are therefore able to split the groups up to K-1st grade and 2nd-8th grade. There is flexibility in this grouping if another grade prefers to be with a different group. There will be times when we all grades come together as a whole as well.
What does OTC offer?
OTC responds to the needs of the students, their families and the Manzanita community. Throughout the variety of activities included in the program, students get opportunities to be mentored, take charge as leaders, express their creativity & passions. Mindfulness & fun kid friendly yoga, self-empowerment, an active vitality sports program, sustainability & service are key components of OTC.
Services provided at OTC
- Mentorship & Tutoring
- Language Education & Homework assistance
- Council & team building activities
- Environmental Education
- Fun “hands on” science & experiments.
- Yoga, wellness, dance, meditation & mindfulness
- Socio-emotional & Self-management techniques
- Life skills education
- Planning, Building & Tool Safety
- Vitality, Sports, Hiking, Fitness & Nutrition
- Gardening & Landscaping
- Hiking & Nature Exploration
- Animal Care
- Arts, Crafts & Legos
- Music & Dance classes
- Story Time
- Improvisation & acting games
- Oak Tree Youth Club (Grades 3rd-8th)
- Board Games
- Healthy Organic Snacks
- Transition space for kids going to other after-school providers on campus
What makes OTC stand out from other programs?
We are teaming up with the Manzanita School staff that upholds the same values as OTC. We also hire experienced specialists coming from an array of disciplines to provide solid content with adaptive approaches for all students to feel safe, seen & supported. Our team is constituted from educators & professionals with a strong passion for what they do. Feel free to acquaint yourself with our partners:
Our activities are facilitated on an expansive campus offering a clean environment for all students to explore & harness an essential connection to themselves, nature & their surroundings. Clean air, water & food is provided to our students daily. We also have an indoor cozy classroom space for the students when needed for any strong weather conditions. To learn more about the Manzanita School & Institute, please click on this link.
All inclusive, responsive & expansive
We believe in sharing the tools that empower wellbeing to young children, teenagers, of all backgrounds, genders & convictions. The target of OTC is to promote awareness of self, environmental consciousness, social cohesiveness, while encouraging youth to take leadership initiatives. Conscious communication tools, mindfulness techniques, as well as care for all beings are key aspects of this program. By promoting conscious activism this program prepares students to be respectable movers and empowered shakers for today and tomorrow
How do I sign up for Oak Tree Club?
First make sure you read thoroughly the FAQ sheet (link here).
The second step, is to complete the survey which will allow you to sign-up according to your needs & preferences. OTC aims at accommodating families by offering versatile registration options.
Lastly, you will need to sign the registration agreement (link here), as well as the waiver (link here).
Once all the documents mentioned above are signed, please complete payment following this link (monthly, by semester, by year).