Mixed-Age Kindergarten

Wildheart Kindergarten, an innovative mixed-age outdoor school catering to children aged 3 1/2-5, nurtures holistic development in a natural world classroom. Our experiential and emergent learning model encourages open-ended exploration, with child-led interests reflected in daily lessons amidst wild-growth meadows, woodland trails, a meandering stream, and farm animals. Teachers observe and scaffold the child’s wonder, tailoring lessons to individual strengths and guiding them toward specific developmental goals.

No School Nature Days

Step into the world of our nature school, where learning and fun collide! Embrace the opportunity to join us for engaging and exciting themes designed to connect kids with nature and foster a love for learning. Our program, open on school days off according to the Bend/Lapine School District schedule, provides a unique blend of education and enjoyment. Through our No School Nature Day, children aged 6-12 not only experience the joy of spontaneous exploration but also develop valuable skills such as nature arts, tracking, primitive skills, and survival techniques.



Our Homeschool Programs offer adventurous outings for children aged 6-12, promoting emotional well-being, physical health, and social development. Open to all families, the mixed-age learning environments focus on nurturing early childhood learning, fostering leadership, and encouraging cooperation. Classes, with themes like “Primitive Skills” and “Local Animals,” follow a curriculum inspired by Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature, providing diverse activities like nature arts, tracking, and survival skills.

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Your programs have changed my son’s life in very powerful ways. He learned to embrace his uniqueness! I saw him grow into a more confident young man that is more in touch with himself on a spiritual level and with nature. He learned to be quiet within himself and for him that has been profound!

Jenny Kettle

My daughter came home from camp really happy, really peaceful, content, mindful, and excited about what she made, what she did, and the animals and plants she spent time with. It was really cool to see her so grounded when she came home. I wish I could go to this camp and I wish this was mandatory for all public school kids. I think it’s wonderful. I would recommend it to everybody!


The other day, my kids were arguing with one another and my daughter said, “I’m going to go sit in my sit spot to calm down.”  I cannot imagine a better gift for our children than the realization that they have the tools to solve their problems by going within.  Thank you for your amazing teachings!


Sharon Richards

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