So you're about to start working as a nature based OT...

...and you have NO idea how to get prepared for a totally different environment.

Your skills as an OT? Great.

Your experience working with kids? Awesome. 

Your willingness to try new things? Solid.

But your experience OUTDOORS with kids ALL DAY? Nope. Not ready for that. 


Your mind is spinning

  • What will it be like? 
  • What should I bring? 
  • What should I expect? 
  • What interventions can I do outside? 
  • How do I complete an assessment? 
  • Write nature based goals?

  

The list of questions goes on and on.

What you need is a comprehensive, efficient crash course to feel confident and READY to get outdoors with kids

From mindset to the nitty gritty of nature based practice, this course is jam packed to help you take your work outdoors in 30 days or less. It includes everything you need to hit the ground running as a nature based OT!

  • 4 Modules

  • Comprehensive Workbook

  • 110 Nature Based Therapy Activities

  • Assignments to Expand Learning

  • Mentoring Questions to Apply Learning

A couple quick notes to make sure it's clear...

  • It's not a course about how to start your nature based business (in fact it doesn't touch on the business side of running a nature based business AT ALL). 
  • It's not a course that dives deep into theory or research about nature based work. 
  • It's not a course for you if you are not planning on beginning your nature based work in 30 days. 


This course is for you if you already have a business or are employed by one and need a crash course in all the nitty gritty ins and outs of how to do the work. 

It's not for a dreaming stage - it's for the "I'm about to be outside in the woods verrrrrrrry soon and I need help to feel ready" stage. 

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Your 14 Hours of Boot Camp Includes:

  • 3.5 Hours of Video Training

    Learn directly from experienced nature based therapists everything you need to know to get started outdoors this month.

  • 4 Hours of Assignments

    Integrate your learning through targeted assignments for each module.

  • 2 Hours of Workbook Exercises

    Extend your learning with exercises and reflection in your comprehensive workbook, that also includes 20 practical resources for your work.

  • 2-3 Hours of Observation*

    See it in practice to bring your learning to life.

  • 3 Hours of Mentoring*

    Get ready to apply your learning to your local setting through mentoring with your nature-based therapy mentor.

Take a sneak peek at the course!

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    1. 👋Welcome

    2. ✔️Copyright Information

    3. 📗Course Workbook

    4. 📚Books to Consider

    1. 👋Introduction to Module 1

    2. Why We Work Outdoors

    3. Shifting Mindset for Nature Based Work

    4. What to Expect as You Get Started

    5. Self-Care for You - Your Health Matters

    6. Common Supplies for Outdoor OT

    7. 📌Visualizing Therapeutic Opportunities

    8. 📌ASSIGNMENT: Visualizing Therapeutic Opportunities

    9. 📌Learning from Other Resources

    10. 📌ASSIGNMENT: Learning from Other Resources

    11. 😀Mentoring: Shadowing and Meeting

    12. 😀Mentoring Check-In

    1. 👋Introduction to Module 2

    2. Outdoor Assessment Strategies

    3. Nature-Based Goal Writing

    4. The Big Picture Overview of Sessions

    5. Advancing Thinking Around Sensory-Based Interventions Outdoors

    6. The Importance of On-Going Risk Assessment

    7. Supporting Challenging Behaviors in Nature

    8. Maximizing Parent Engagement

    9. 📌Brainstorming Treatment Activity Opportunities

    10. 📌ASSIGNMENT: Brainstorming Treatment Activity Opportunities

    11. 📌Learning from Other Resources

    12. 📌ASSIGNMENT: Learning from Other Resources

    13. 😀Mentoring: Site Procedures, Skill Competencies, Meeting

    14. 😀Mentoring Check-In

    1. 👋Introduction to Module 3

    2. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Fine Motor

    3. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Discrimination

    4. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Games

    5. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Gross Motor

    6. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Handwriting

    7. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Problem Solving

    8. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Risky Taking

    9. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Self-Regulation

    10. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Tools

    11. 110 Nature-Based Activities: Vestibular

    12. All About Swings

    13. 15 Ways to Use a Hammock

    1. 👋Introduction to Module 4

    2. Outdoor Therapy Groups & Camps

    3. Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Groups

    4. Working with Students & Volunteers

    5. 📌Group Treatment Plan

    6. 📌Learning from Other Resources

    7. 📌ASSIGNMENT: Learning from Other Resources

    8. 😀Mentoring: Shadowing and Meeting

    9. 😀Mentoring Check-In

    1. Next Steps

    2. ⬇️ Nature Based Therapist Badge

    3. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $397.00
  • 55 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content
  • Comprehensive workbook
  • Guided questions for mentorship
  • 110 Nature Based Activities

How much is confidence worth?

For only $397 you'll fast track your learning and preparation to feel ready to jump into nature based practice.

  • If you go through all of the course material and aren't satisfied, we'll give a full refund. You have nothing to lose! And a heck of a lot of insider knowledge to gain.

    Get started today!

What our students are saying

"Marika and Angela have thought of everything in designing this course! They provide guidance on big picture concepts such as mindset and self-care, as well as specific strategies for intervention, group management, and parent communication. 

The suggested resources they provide, which are interwoven into reflective course assignments, are also invaluable. Would definitely recommend to anyone new to the outdoor therapy setting!"

- Bailey Holman


Introducing your nature based boot camp instructors

Angela and Marika!

Angela Rosenburg

Owner, Treeline Enrichment

Angela is an occupational therapist and owner of Treeline Enrichment, offering 100% outdoor nature play program and outdoor occupational therapy services in West Central Florida. Treeline has multiple therapists on staff providing OT 1:1, in small groups, and summer camps. Outside of work, Angela is busy raising 3 amazing kids and driving the family Taxi. She loves to drink a hot latte slowly in the morning and is trying to read more books for fun.
owner of Treeline Enrichment, Angela Rosenburg

Marika Austin

Owner, Bearfoot OT

Marika is an occupational therapist and owner of Bearfoot OT, which offers 100% nature based pediatric OT services in the Bay Area of California. Bearfoot provides 1:1 OT, social groups and therapeutic summer camps. There are currently 4 OTs that work with Bearfoot and we are always looking for more! When not in the woods, Marika can be found playing ultimate frisbee, listening to audiobooks on repeat, and rarely sitting still.
course creator marika austin from Bearfoot Occupational Therapy

FAQs

All your questions answered!

  • Setting the stage

    Let's talk about some of the assumptions. This course assumes you are a pediatric occupational therapist set to begin work outdoors with kids within 30 days. This course assumes you have experience working with pediatric clients in other settings and you are beginning a new journey into the speciality area of nature-based OT.

  • What is this course NOT?

    This course is NOT how to start a nature based practice NOR is it heavy on the theory or research behind the value of OT work outdoors. It's not "how to be a pediatric OT." It focuses on practical steps and skills you need to start working in the woods.

  • Tell me more about the observations?

    Seeing nature based therapy sessions and assessments in action can level up your learning. But sometimes due to scheduling or location this is not an option. This course assumes you have a local nature based therapy mentor and observations will take place with that mentor. This course provides observation worksheets that can be completed in person or by watching videos. We are not able to provide complete video clips of sessions at this time, so if you do not have a local nature based therapy mentor, observations may not be available to you yet.

  • What's the deal with mentoring?

    Mentoring is essential as you transition your work into nature based settings. This course assumes you have a local nature based therapy mentor. This course provides a framework for 60-minute mentoring calls with your local mentor at three specific points during the course. If you do not have a local nature based therapy mentor we have an optional add-on mentoring package available that includes three virtual 60-minute mentoring sessions with Angela or Marika. Additional fees do apply for this option.

  • What if I'm a solo practice?

    Are you the only therapist in your practice or are you just getting started with your nature based therapy business? This course is all about the actual work outdoors with kids. We strong recommend setting up nature based mentoring to help you apply your learning to your unique practice and setting.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the recorded course for 8 weeks (2 months) from the time the link is emailed.

  • Anything else I should know?

    When you purchase this course it is for an individual license. Each individual license may only be assigned to a single specific individual user (e.g. one specific therapist) and may not be shared or transferred to others.

A note to employers from Angela and Marika

(We made this course for you)

This course was created out of necessity to streamline our businesses as we were growing and hiring. We were on a Zoom call one day talking about how much TIME and EFFORT it was taking to train our new hires to be ready for the woods. 

Because nature based OT is no joke in its uniqueness - no matter the experience level, pediatric OTs still needed a LOT of support to successfully transition to nature based work. 

So we decided to co-create an onboarding course for our new hires so that each time we hired someone, we wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. We made this course so that our in person time with new employees could be optimized to observation and mentorship, not talking through all the nitty gritty details.

We've both used this course to onboard and train new employees and it's (if we do say so ourselves) AMAZING.

So if you're an employer and want to get an employee up to speed quickly and equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to do nature based work, this course is for you. 

It's going to save you precious time and cut your therapist training time in HALF with this course. Which we know you need if you're anything like us. 

Optional Remote Mentoring

If you don't have a local mentor, no worries!

Since mentorship is so important for the transition to nature based work, you can sign up for virtual mentoring calls with one of the course creators. *Additional fees apply.
Photo of course creators, Angela Rosenburg and Marika Austin

The Power of Mentorship

"I cannot recommend the Nature Based Therapy Bootcamp program highly enough, ESPECIALLY with the added mentorship program

Starting and working in my own nature based business has been so empowering, exciting, and also, at times, lonely. There have been several times when I have wished that I could learn from someone currently doing the same work. 

This program has everything I was looking for AND MORE. It has saved me hours of work and searching for answers and has been invaluable. 

I also added the mentorship package and encourage everyone who does not have an in person nature based mentor to ABSOLUTELY sign up for mentorship. I completed mentorship with Angela and made amazing gains in a short time thanks to her guidance and accountability."

- Rebecca Waud


It's time to get ready for nature based practice!

You don't want to make this transition alone.

You can figure out how to be a nature based therapist by yourself. But this course is what you need if you don't want to spend the first couple of months (or longer) feeling like you don't know what you're doing.

This course is your guidebook - equal parts hand holding and butt kicking to get you ready to get outside in 30 days or less.

The transition to nature based practice can be hard, overwhelming, new, uncomfortable and confusing.

But it doesn't have to be. 

The Nature Based Therapy Boot Camp will change you from nature novice to nature pro. 

(And that's much better than struggling with self doubt in the woods. We promise.)


Ready to get outdoors with kids?

The Nature Based Therapy Boot Camp is just what you need!