Homeschool Classes

Ages 612

Our Homeschool Clubs are for families who want their children to understand and feel deeply connected to the natural world. Classes are conducted 100% outdoors and with access to trails, rivers, caves, and a well–ventilated tipi!

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.

Fall 2021 Programs

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Tuesday

Legend of the Elvan Expedition

Please review our Health and Safety Policies here
Apply for a Scholarship here
Tumalo State Park, Juniper Jungle Farm, Tumalo Riverfront Property and Tumalo Ranch
Please review details about these locations before registering
Early Bird through May 31st 2021: $732/
Regular: $780

Tuesdays, September 21st 2021 – December 14th 2021
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 6 – 11

No class:
Thanksgiving Break, November 23rd

September 21st
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Ancient Origins

September 28th
Tumalo State Park
Elvan Expedition Level 1

October 5th
Tumalo State Park
Elvan Expedition Level 2

October 12th
Tumalo Ranch
Enchanted Forest Mapping Level 1

October 19th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Enchanted Forest Mapping Level 2

October 26th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Camouflage and Invisibility

November 2nd
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Witches and Wizards Cauldron Rite

November 9th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Bird Feather Identification

November 16th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Dragon Encounter Fire Lesson

Notice: No class November 23rd

November 30th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Elvan Shelter Building

December 7th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Field Guide Treasure Quest

December 14th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Integration of the Journey

Wednesday

Bushcraft Academy

Please review our Health and Safety Policies here
Apply for a Scholarship here
Tumalo State Park, Juniper Jungle Farm, Tumalo Riverfront Property and Tumalo Ranch
Please review details about these locations before registering
Early Bird through May 31st 2021: $732 + $30 materials fee / Regular: $780 + $30 materials fee

Wednesdays, September 22nd 2021 – December 15th 2021
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 8 – 13

No class:
Thanksgiving Break, November 24th

September 22nd
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Core Principles of Bushcraft

September 29th
Tumalo State Park
Poisonous, Edible, Medicinal Plants

October 6th
Tumalo State Park
Survival Priorities

October 14th
Tumalo Ranch
Bushcraft Level 1: Camp Creation

October 20th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Bushcraft Level 2: Fire and Food

October 27th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Survival Shelter and Insulation Techniques

November 3rd
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Forest Potion Making and Fall Celebration

November 10th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Wilderness First Aid

November 17th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Survival Fire and Water Purification

Notice: No class November 24th

December 1st
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Friction Fire

December 8th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Bug-out pack

December 15th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Integrating the Learning

Thursday

Crystal Prophecy: Young Magicians

Please review our Health and Safety Policies here
Apply for a Scholarship here
Tumalo State Park, Juniper Jungle Farm, Tumalo Riverfront Property and Tumalo Ranch
Please review details about these locations before registering
Early Bird through May 31st 2021: $732/
Regular: $780

Thursday, September 23rd 2021 – December 16th 2021
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 6 – 11

No class:
Thanksgiving Break, November 25th

September 23rd
Tumalo State Park
Prophecy Origins and Staff Rite

September 30th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Poisonous Plants

October 7th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Herbology: Forest Potions

October 14th
Tumalo Ranch
Care and Study of Magical Creatures Level 1

October 21st
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Care and Study of Magical Creatures Level 2

October 28th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Divination through Sensory Awareness

November 4th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
History of Magic: Witches and Wizards Cauldron Rite

November 11th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Ancient Studies: Dragons and Fire Creation

November 18th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Ancient Studies: Forest Shelter

December 2nd
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Transfiguration: Tracking Level 1

December 9th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Transfiguration: Tracking Level 2

December 16th
Juniper Jungle Learning Farm
Integrating the Learning

Friday

Primitive Craft Enthusiasts

 

Please review our Health and Safety Policies here
Apply for a Scholarship here
Tumalo State Park  +
Tumalo Riverfront Property

Please review details about these locations before registering
Early Bird through May 31st 2021: $732+$50 Materials Fee/
Regular: $780+$50 Materials Fee

Fridays, September 24th 2021 – December 17th 2021
9:30am – 3:30pm
Ages 7 – 13

No class:
Thanksgiving Break, November 26th

September 24th
Tumalo State Park
Community Building

October 1st
Tumalo State Park
Rattle Making

October 8th
Tumalo State Park
Mapping Expedtion

October 15th
Tumalo State Park
Natural Dyes

October 22nd
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Bracelet Weaving

October 29th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Sensory Awareness

November 5th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Cattail Dolls

November 12th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Local Animals

November 19th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Natural Cordage

December 3rd
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Survival Shelter Challenge

December 10th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
Friction Fire and Storytelling

December 17th
Tumalo Riverfront Property
End of Term Review and Celebration

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. You can view our updated policies here.

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