No School Nature Days
Ages 6 – 12 October 2021 Tumalo State Park
9am – 3:30pm
Join us at nature school where learning and fun are one! We invite you to join us for one of our exciting themes! The dates below correspond to school days off as shown on the Bend/Lapine School District schedule.
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.
Thursday, October 28th, 2021 “Dragon Riders”
Ages 6 – 10 Tumalo State Park
Wildheart Dragon Riders are seasoned adventurers who crave accomplishing the impossible. Survival skills are essential to every rider, as unexpected events are the norm when it comes to dealing with dragons. Thus, we will spend our time fine tuning our skills of nature dependence, learning to find what we need in any situation. Of course, map skills are also high on the agenda of a Wildheart Rider, and we will develop our ability to use and create accurate maps. Our time in this study would not be complete without adventurous challenges that put our newly learned skills to the test. Be prepared to find hidden treasures and traverse diverse obstacles in the process. If your skills in earth technology will not help you, then your skills in magic must. A dragon rider often depends on the mind’s eye to complete a journey, and we will help any aspiring riders to access this most magical of tools. If adventure is your middle name, then hop on a winged reptile and meet us at Wildheart Dragon Riders.
- Receive a dragon with a particular power to ride
- Create maps in order to accomplish fantastical missions
- Learn to use a compass and read maps to search for hidden treasure
- Practice survival skills
- Cultivate mind’s eye powers to aid them in their adventures
Friday, October 29th, 2021 “Halloween Witches and Wizards”
Ages 6 – 12 Tumalo State Park
Get ready to break out the cauldron and the spell book for our Halloween celebration! This potent time of year is celebrated in many different cultures around the world as the time when the walls between the realms are thinnest. The spirit world of our ancestors is close. The death-rebirth cycle is strongly felt. The bat, cat, spider, and owl are all symbols for this time of year. All the other birth-death-rebirth symbols such as skeletons and ghosts reflect this energy as well. On this magic-filled day we will be using local medicinal herbs, fire, photos of our ancestors, sweet treats, and pumpkins to create an eerily celebratory experience!
- Learn about the history of Halloween
- Do a Cycle of the Seasons Fall Cauldron Ritual
- Identify and collect local medicinal herbs
- Play bat, cat, spider, skeleton, and ghost themed games
- Create a unique witch/wizard staff walking stick
- Study potion making with local wild plants
- Participate in care and study of magical creatures activities
- Develop intuitive powers
- Learn the art of transfiguration into local and mythic animals
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Drop-off window is between 8:45am – 9am Pick-up window is between 3:15pm – 3:30pm
$67/Day Early Bird Rate Through September 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm $77/Day Regular Payment Plans are available through our registration system. Sibling and Multi-Session Discounts Apply!