BEECH SUMMER SESSION

Mindfulness * Nature Literacy * Wilderness Skills

 

Nature Immersion Program for Homeschoolers Age 7-13*

Beech is a place for children to mindfully connect with nature and one another as we playfully engage with the lessons offered by the ecosystem and the changing seasons. A typical day will find us exploring the brook, pond and field, observing wildlife, working in the gardens, hiking, running, making crafts and playing group games. The core of this program will follow the students' interests, providing opportunities to practice outdoor skills such as fire and shelter building, knife and tool use, farming, foraging, and wildlife tracking - all while building strong friendships, practicing teamwork, and cultivating a deep love for the natural world. The program will be outdoors, rain/snow or shine (unless weather is extreme).

Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 
Sign up for 1,2,3 or 4 days per week
Runs for 11 weeks from June 7th to August 26th (closed the week of July 4th)

Times:
Program from 9:15am-2:45pm
After Care available from 2:45-5:00pm 

Monthly Tuition*:
Days/Week   Full Day    After Care
One               $229           $60
Two               $458           $120
Three             $687           $180
Four               $916          $240

*Scholarships are available at multiple levels. Please indicate scholarship interest when applying below.

Family discount - 10% off each sibling

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" We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions and helping them explore the things they are most interested in."
-John Holt

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*We recognize that children don’t all develop at the same rate. For children who are on the line between age groups, our staff will work with parents to make an assessment as to which group seems most appropriate based on personality, ability and group dynamics.