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Programs

Our programs are  highly influenced by what the landscape offers, what the seasons bring, and the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf Education. 


Students  in our Squirrels, Foxes & Coyote programs, attend for a single day each week, for  4 to 8-week blocks. Our programs are 100% outdoor immersion programs, and must come prepared to be outside for the entirety of their program. Although we will visit the barn each week, children must come prepared and dressed for outdoor play.  Our camps are condensed versions of our animal programs, and students attend daily for the week.

The following programs are being offered this year:

SQUIRRELS

Ages 2-5 (with an accompanying adult)

SOLD OUT

Dates: February 1, 8, 15, 22

Wednesdays |  1:00-3:00

Join us with your preschooler  for fun activities on the farm. Each week, families will explore a different theme: Animals, Snow,  Forest, Fire.

Activities include meeting the animals, sensory play, sledding, songs & dance, story time, and simple cooking. 

*Please be aware that there is a bit of a hike up to our forest area. For little legs bringing a sled that mom or dad can pull them in may be a good idea.  We will try our best to have a maintained snowshoe-packed path to guide the way.  

*babes in arms are welcome but sleds or baby carriers would be a must

Cost: $80 per family

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FOXES

WINTER SESSION

Ages 5-11

Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 10, 17 24, 31

Fridays |  1:30-4:30

This session will be filled with play-based hands-on learning and is geared towards children ages 5-11.  The younger students in this age group  are navigating some big developmental changes and our Foxes program is planned accordingly. With the children's thinking and feeling selves being as strong as their will, it is the perfect time for children to safely assess and engage in the  risky play  that naturally occurs in our setting. Imagination and fantasy reign supreme and the magic of the natural world is seen daily here at the homestead. Children can safely test the waters socially, and physically in our weekly program. 

 With the 9 year transformation occurring with many of the older students, spending time in nature, and feeling connected and grounded is so beneficial. 

 

Renee Owen says in her wonderful article, “The most important developmental landmark your children need to make at this age is learning how to solve their own problems. Be a beacon of light that they can always see, while letting them experience the discomfort of this change for themselves.” We know that the animals, the land, and our educators can help be that light each week. 

Students will also forage/harvest a snack  or tea each week. 

This program is more forest-based than our spring program.

$300 + $50 materials fee -- $350 total

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MARCH BREAK CAMP

Dates:  March 6 - 10

Ages 5-11       1:30 - 4:30

This camp is a condensed version of our Fox  program. Children will spend three hours each day, completely outdoors, exploring our forests, playing through the fields, and interacting with the farm animals. March tends to be a winter wonderland here at the homestead so campers can expect the opportunity to:

  • toboggan down our hills

  • build quinzees and other winter shelters

  • enjoy daily campfires

  • track animals and learn about their habitats, and food sources

  • learn the benefits of snow for plants, animals, and humans

  • forage for wild plants, and mushrooms to make nourishing tea

  • see the maple sugar camp that operates on the adjacent property & tap trees themselves.

  • play, climb and explore!

Cost: $150 + $30 materials fee -- $180 total

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SEEDLINGS

Ages 2-5 (with an accompanying adult)

Dates: April 26, May 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays|  1:00-3:00

Join us with your preschooler on Wednesday afternoons for fun activities on the farm. Each week, families will explore a different theme: Animals, Soil, Insects, Garden

Activities include meeting the animals, sensory play, sledding, songs & dance, story time, and simple cooking.  


*babes in arms are welcome but strollers or baby carriers would be a must

Cost: $80 per family

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FOXES

SPRING SESSION

Ages 5-11

Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

Fridays | 1:30-4:30

This session will be filled with play-based hands-on learning and is geared towards homeschooled children ages 5-11.  Students in this age group  are navigating some big developmental changes and our Foxes program is planned accordingly. With the children's thinking and feeling selves being as strong as their will, it is the perfect time for children to safely assess and engage in the  risky play  that naturally occurs in our setting. Imagination and fantasy reign supreme and the magic of the natural world is seen daily here at the homestead. Children can safely test the waters socially, and physically in our weekly program. 

Students will also forage/harvest a snack or tea each week. 

ith the 9 year transformation occurring with many of these students, spending time in nature, and feeling connected and grounded is so beneficial. 

 

Renee Owen says in her wonderful article, “The most important developmental landmark your children need to make at this age is learning how to solve their own problems. Be a beacon of light that they can always see, while letting them experience the discomfort of this change for themselves.” We know that the animals, the land, and our educators can help be that light each week. 


This session is more farm-based than our winter program. 

Cost: $300 + $50 materials fee -- $350 total

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