Welcome to Violet Glen

There are still a few remnants of magic left in the world.

— Angi Sullins • Silas Toball

About us

Violet Glen is an outdoor education program located in East Troy, WI for children ages 3 and beyond.  At whatever stage in your child’s life, it is our goal to nourish their mind, body, spirit with the backdrop of the natural world.  Practicing a place-based, immersive, interest-led curriculum, we truly strive to meet the children where they are at, offering them tools, time, and opportunities to stretch and grow into their authentic self, connected and recognized by a greater community.    

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Mission and Philosophy

It is our mission to provide a space filled with opportunities for each child to grow and stretch themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually under the watchful guidance of an adult who sees each child as they are, and warmly guides them in finding their best light.

We will utilize the innate healing properties of the natural world and its elements in this important work with the children. They will be given much time and open space to play, discover, create, and imagine on a daily basis.

In observing the group and each individual child, meaningful songs, verses, stories, activities, projects, and crafts that connect with and nourish their mind, body, and soul will be woven into their work and play. There will be many opportunities for daily meaningful tasks, helping the children find purpose in being, and grow confidence in their capabilities.

We will work in partnership with parents to mutually hold each child in shared conversation and insight. We will always be forthright and honest and listen with an open ear in communication with parents in this important work of helping our children come into themselves.