Youth Nature Programs
Details of Weekly and Monthly Courses
As of September (2019) we are still offering all youth nature programs to anyone interested. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions at anytime. We are here for you and your family. Let's have an outdoor learning adventure!
Weekly Homeschool Tribe
Thursdays or Fridays
Once a week
9 am-3 pm
Children (ages 5-10) will meet at the property once a week for discoveries to be made and to be guided with natural sciences curriculum. The topics that will be discussed include nature arts and crafts, entomology, hydrology, geology, botany, ecology, wildlife, ornithology, and more. We will also grow as land stewards, expanding our knowledge on land ethics. Due to the course being outdoors, we will innately practice awareness skills, primitive skills and survival skills. This allows a wide range of activities to be possible. The activities could be as simple as nature journaling in a Sit Spot or could be as complex as knowing how to test water quality and velocity. Weather and seasons will allow us to encounter different plants, insects, wildlife, and skills. There is so much to learn on the land. We can’t wait for you to become a part of the community!
*Tuition costs are per semester. When you enroll, you agree to the terms & policies. Please read and understand the terms and policies page before enrolling.
Monthly Nature Quest Clan
Once a month
Beginning or End of the Month
9 am-3 pm
Children (ages 5-10) will meet at the property once a month on Saturdays, to go with the flow of nature, uncovering the treasures of the outdoors. As the seasons change, so will our knowledge of our surroundings and the natural processes of our environment. Although there will be a plan for the day, the day will be primarily led by what happens during the day. For example, if the kids see a caterpillar and it truly excites them, then we might pause the plan for the day to investigate the caterpillar, observe it, properly ID it, and build a little home for it out of natural materials. While doing so, we would possibly discuss the life cycle of the caterpillar, what are the differences between butterflies and moths, and find its host plant. If the children are still enthusiastic about the caterpillar after our day outside, we would go to our research station to place our findings in a secure location, research more information and then log the learned information into our nature journals. By the end of the year, we want the kids to be knife certified, able to build their own fires, more connected to the natural world and informed of environmental science in a fun outdoor setting.
*Tuition costs are per year. When you enroll, you agree to the terms & policies. Please read and understand the terms and policies page before enrolling.
If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at anytime.
For costs and specific dates, go to "Enroll & RSVP" in our menu options or click on the "Enroll Today" buttons on this page, then click on the course you are interested in.
The Gear You'll Need
Please label all gear and clothing with names.
Everyday a student will need:
Weather Appropriate Clothing
Closed-Toe Shoes (May wear water shoes or bring them as an addition)
Water Bottle - 20 oz or larger
Two Healthy Snacks
Nature Journal - Keep in a Ziploc bag to keep it safe
Any Medication Needed
Sunscreen (on days warmer than 90◦) – kids are required to come to class with sunscreen on
Bug Spray (on humid/warm days)
Extra Clothes in Car After Class
Knives will be added to gear AFTER certifications in Knife Carving and Safety have been obtained
We want your children to immerse themselves outdoors. With that being said, please do not send your kids in clothes that they or you may feel uncomfortable with getting them dirty.
During Cold Weather:
Please do NOT wear cotton – When wearing cotton on cold days, it is difficult to maintain a warm body temperature when cotton gets wet.
Wear wool and/or synthetic layers that will allow kids to stay warm even if they get wet.
Bring a warm hat and gloves.
If the wind-chill temperature is below 32֯F, we may have to cancel or shorten class time.
During Warm Weather:
Please DO wear cotton
Pack children’s backpacks with sunscreen, but please apply sunscreen in the morning so reapplication is only necessary in the afternoons.
*Sunscreen cannot be applied indoors or near other people.
Bug spray is recommended in every season, other than Winter.
* Bug spray cannot be applied indoors or near other people.
It is not safe to be outside in the woods during a thunderstorm. During thundering storms, we will seek shelter indoors. If the thunderstorm persists, we may have to end class for the day.
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