HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS (2020-2021)

Running From September 2020 through May 2021



Our Homeschool Nature Immersion program is currently Full. Registration for the 2021-22 School Year will open in mid-March.

At our Homeschool Programs, we…

  • Connect with and fully immerse ourselves into the natural world

  • Follow our noses through self-directed learning and play

  • Use a hands on and project-based approach to learning

  • Build self-awareness and resilience by incrementally pushing past our comfort zones in a supportive environment

  • Build strong friendships through group projects that require teamwork, creative problem solving and communication

  • Create a community that fosters a sense of deep connection and belonging


Maple

MAPLE
Nature Immersion for Ages 5-7*

Maple is our nature immersion program for younger children. In this forested setting, children can explore and play, while cultivating their innate connection with the Earth. We will build forts and fairy houses, learn about our tree, plant and animal friends, create nature mobiles and mix magical mud potions. Cooperative problem-solving, community-building, empathy for other living things, and strengthening confidence and comfort in nature are all skills that are organically woven into the day. The program will be outdoors, rain/snow or shine (unless weather is extreme).

Mondays & Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
After Care available from 2:30-4:30

Beech2020

BEECH
Nature Immersion for Ages 7-12*

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. 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, 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).

Mondays & Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
After Care available from 2:30-4:30

Oak2020

OAK
Nature Immersion for Ages 12-17

Surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, teens in the Oak program will have the opportunity to develop self-awareness, deepen their wilderness skills and gain experience in teamwork, collaborative problem solving and leadership. We will follow the interests and goals of the participants, with gentle facilitation by our staff to encourage incremental growth.This program fosters resilience and a deep connection to nature while nurturing meaningful, lasting friendships.  The program will be outdoors, rain/snow or shine (unless weather is extreme).

Wednesdays
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
After Care available from 2:30-4:30

*We recognize that kids don’t all develop at the same rate. For kids 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. Children must be at least 5 years old by the start of the program to join Maple.