day outings for homeschool kids!
Fall Session: Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, & Nov 29
Spring Session: Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 10, Apr 24, & May 8
9am – 3pm
Trumbull Canyon Camp at F.H. Stoltze site
Wild Homeschool is a day nature program for homeschoolers. We meet through the Fall and Spring seasons to connect with our beautiful natural environment, connect with our community of friends and neighbors, and learn about ourselves.
During the fall and early winter, we keep cool during warm days by spending time at the creek, and we celebrate the turning of the seasons with wild food feasts and honoring of our ancestral lineages, and honor tell stories by the fire to honor the returning of the light. In late winter and into spring we track animals and play in the snow, practice survival skills, and share trickster tales by firelight. When spring is in full bloom we sing songs to honor the returning birds, play in meltwater pools, and celebrate the returning green plants by making herbal remedies. We also spend a lot of time just playing games and enjoying each other’s company. And we do a lot more besides! Come enjoy the woods with us!
A note for parents of our youngest participants: We enjoy having a broad age range, as it opens up opportunities for peer mentoring, learning about role modeling, and appreciating the gifts that all ages bring to a social group. With 4-year-olds, we invite a parent along for at least the first day, to gauge how ready the child is to be on their own, and how much they may still need a parent with them. We also prefer to have the parent there if the child will need an afternoon nap or a break while the older participants engage in another activity. After that first day, we will make a decision together about whether the child is ready to be in the program independently, or whether is is more appropriate for a parent to attend with the child. Parents are always invited to volunteer with the program! If a 4-year-old participant is not ready to be independent and a parent is not able to attend program on an ongoing basis with the child, we will issue a pro-rated refund.
This graph shows past years’ Wild Homeschool funding from all sources, brokend down by fees on the right and fundraising on the left. Fundraising comes largely from private donations. Click here to donate and help get more kids into nature!