Homeschool Classes

Classes have started but it’s not too late to sign up for the couple that still have spaces available!
Ages 6 – 12    Fall 2020

Tracker’s Club is for Homeschool families who want their children to understand and feel deeply connected to the
natural world. 

Children Will:

  • Develop a deeper connection with nature
  • Gain knowledge about local plants, animals, and ecosystems in Central Oregon
  • Learn interpersonal skills and make friends
  • Become better at maintaining focus
  • Learn how to thrive in challenging situations
  • Exercise their growing minds so that they can develop in a positive and healthy setting

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!

Thank you for all you offer!

Jenny Kettle

Program Description

Our Homeschool Programs consist of outings that provide adventure and rich learning opportunities for children ages 6 – 12. The program is open to all families, even if you do not Homeschool. Spending time outdoors learning, playing, and exploring has countless benefits for children’s emotions, physical health, social development, and happiness. In the Tracker’s Club program, we allow participants to experience and study the land they call home. Each class has a unique and fun theme such as “Primitive Skills” and “Local Animals.” Although we follow a curriculum, we also welcome spontaneous exploration, investigation, and intuitive changes of focus. Our learning philosophies and many of our activities are inspired by Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown. Much of our curriculum has been developed by us as well. We facilitate a variety of activities such as nature arts and crafts, attuning to the wild, tracking, primitive skills, survival skills, nature songs, and much more! Along with the in person classes, we also give parents tools for continuing the learning at home through follow-up exercises and resources. You are welcome to sign up for as many of these sessions as you want.

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Monday Mythic
Creatures Club

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Mondays, September 21st – November 30th, 2020
Tumalo State Park, Tumalo Ranch, Juniper Jungle Learning Farm, and Phoenix Farm
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* Please review details about this location before registering
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 6 – 9

Full – Request to be waitlisted

September 21st, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Unicorns: Plant Elixir”

September 28th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Unicorns: Scavenger Hunt Portal”

October 5th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Unicorns: Camouflage + Invisibility”

October 12th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Dragons: Map Making”

October 19th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Dragons: Reading Maps”

October 26th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Fall Celebration”

November 2nd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm

Dragons: “Breath of Fire Bow Drill Demonstration”

November 9th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Hobbits + Faeries: Faerie Houses”

November 16th, 2020
Phoenix Farm

Hobbits + Faeries: Life Size Hobbit Houses”

Notice: No class on November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break

November 30th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Hobbits + Faeries: Songline”

 

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Tuesday Nature’s

Rhythm Club

This class series has started but its not too late to sign up!

Spaces Available

Scholarship Application

Tuesdays, September 22nd – December 1st, 2020
Tumalo State Park, Tumalo Ranch, Juniper Jungle Learning Farm, and Phoenix Farm*
* Please review details about this location before registering

9:30am – 3:30pm
Girls Ages 7 – 11

Notice: No class on November 24th for Thanksgiving Break

September 22th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Edible and Medicinal Plants: Tea”

September 29th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Edible and Medicinal Plants: Plant Sit”

October 6th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Andy Goldsworthy Style Nature Art”

October 13th, 2020
Tumalo Ranch
“Song Weaving: Singing the Landscape”

October 20th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Song Weaving: Drumming Rhythms”

October 27th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Halloween Celebration”

November 3rd, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Song Weaving: Group Song Creation”

November 10th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Sensory Awareness: Meet a Tree”

November 17th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Local Animals: Mammals”

December 1st, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Local Animals: Bird Feather Identification”

 

Wednesday Primitive

Arts Club

This class series has started but its not too late to sign up!

1 Space Available

Wednesdays, September 23rd – December 2nd, 2020
Tumalo State Park, Tumalo Ranch, Juniper Jungle Learning Farm, and Phoenix Farm*
* Please review details about this location before registering

9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 9 – 12

Notice: No class on November 25th for Thanksgiving Break

September 23rd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Skills: Twining”

September 30th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Skills: Bone Tools and Art Level 1”

October 7th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Skills: Bone Tools and Art Level 2”

October 14th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Mapping and Navigation: Four Directions”

October 21st, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Mapping and Navigation: Treasure Hunt”

October 28th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Halloween Celebration”

November 4th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Mapping and Navigation: Map Creation”

November 11th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Survival Skills: Foundational Principles

November 18th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Survival Skills: Shelter Building”

December 2nd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Survival Skills: Survival Fire”

 

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Tuesday Forest Club

Full- Request to be wait-listed

Tuesdays, September 22nd – December 1st, 2020
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 6 – 10

Notice: No class on November 24th for Thanksgiving Break

September 22nd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Camouflage: Discovering Deadspace”

September 29th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Camouflage: Face”

October 6th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Camouflage: Silent Stalking of Animals”

October 13th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Arts: Scavenger Hunt”

October 20th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Arts: Natural Glue and Mask Making”

October 27th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Halloween Celebration”

November 3rd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Primitive Arts: Advanced Faerie Houses”

November 10th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Fire: Safety Principles”

November 17th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Fire: Building Techniques”

December 1st, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Fire: Survival Fire”

 

Wednesday Tracker’s Club

Full- Request to be wait-listed

Wednesdays, September 23rd – December 2nd, 2020
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 7 – 11

Notice: No class on November 25th for Thanksgiving Break

September 23rd, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Edible and Medicinal Plants: Tea”

September 30th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Edible and Medicinal Plants: Plant Sit”

October 7th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Edible and Medicinal Plants: Trees”

October 14th, 2020
Tumalo Ranch
“Local Animals: Who’s Who”

October 21st, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Local Animals: Tracking”

October 28th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Halloween Celebration”

November 4th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Local Animals: Primitive Leather Making”

November 11th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Shelter Building: Foundational Principles”

November 18th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Shelter Building: Survival Shelter”

December 2nd, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Shelter Building: Circular Footprint Building Techniques”

 

Thursday Survivor’s Club

Full- Request to be wait-listed

Thursdays, September 24th – December 3rd, 2020
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 8 – 12

Notice: No class on November 26th for Thanksgiving Break

September 24th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Mapping and Navigation: Four Directions”

October 1st, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Mapping and Navigation: Treasure Hunt”

October 8th, 2020
Tumalo State Park
“Mapping and Navigation: Map Creation”

October 15th, 2020
Tumalo Ranch
“Trees and Survival: Identification”

October 22nd, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Trees and Survival: Fire Building Techniques”

October 29th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Cycle of the Seasons Halloween Celebration

November 5th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Trees and Survival: Shelter Building”

November 12th, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Survival Skills: Foundations”

November 19th, 2020
Juniper Jungle Farm
“Survival Skills: Sending and Receiving Signals”

December 3rd, 2020
Phoenix Farm
“Trees and Survival: Scenerio Skits”

 

Public Health Advisory and Cancellation Policies During Uncertain Times

We closely tracking the current updates and advisories. You can read about our Communicable Disease Management Plan here.

We have adjusted our cancellation policies during these uncertain times and strongly recommend you review them thoroughly so you can know what to expect in the event you need to cancel or we go back into a lock down scenario. You can view our updated policies here.

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