Early School Age Program (The Beavers)
Age 7 – 10
This program will be a supplement to a homeschool curriculum. We may focus on a particular art medium, building project, skill strengthening, or other collective learning experience for that week. Also, more organized games or team-building activities might be incorporated into the day. Throughout the week we will put great emphasis on healthy social dynamics amidst the group, practicing inclusivity, thoughtfulness, and overall respect for our peers and ourselves. The children may be asked to bring a journal to use for times of personal reflection or artistic inspiration.
Adolescent Program (The Hawks)
Ages 11 -14
This program will largely be experiential and bigger project based. As the children are venturing into young adulthood we hope to offer opportunities to strengthen and engage their curiosity and confidence, as well as exposure to many different mediums of interest to practice and pursue. While putting great emphasis on our collective community, we hope to equally invite the children to explore and further develop their personal passions. Alongside this work of craft and skill building, we will interweave opportunities to practice being in good relationship with their peers and their inner person through daily conversations of relevant issues in our immediate world and our outer world. These exchanges will always be facilitated by a thoughtful adult, guiding them into a practice of healthy communicating and listening in a safe, non-judgmental space.
- Wood work
- Clay work
- Fire building
- Outdoor Survival Skill Techniques
- Farm work and Animal care
- Theatre/Role Playing
- Cooperative Games
- Non-Violent Communication Practice
- Animal Tracking/Identification
- Community Awareness
** Ultimately, whether for our youngest students or our oldest students, the staff will strive to provide an experience that is meaningful, rich in opportunities for self growth and care, and sparks wonder and joy. That is always our underlying goal and we will not hesitate to shift or divert from an original “plan” to meet the authentic needs of the group. This “living curriculum” will resonate throughout all of our program offerings.