Homeschool Adventures

Come join us and let us add an environmental educational component to your home school curriculum!  

Our outdoor classroom encompasses 377 acres of beautiful forests, fields, streams, ponds and wetlands. 

Classes are designed to help integrate Next Generation Science Standards while incorporating learning  about the natural world using play based discoveries, scientific inquiry and in-depth field studies. We also add Art and Literature components because beauty and creativity surround us.

Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals,  collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, design and/or build habitats or play games illustrating cycles and relationships among living things. Parents can also take home activities, suggestions for further study, and recommended readings from many of our classes. 

iNaturalist, Carolina HERP atlas and other citizen scientist websites/apps  will be incorporated into the program

The Homeschool Adventure program is offered as a series of six different two-hour long visits to Chestnut Ridge.  These programs will be offered once per week with a Fall of 2017 and an Early Spring of 2018 series.

Fall 2017                                     Spring 2018

Sparrows- Ages 5-7                                                   Sparrows- Ages 5-7

Tuesday Sept. 19th -Tuesday Oct. 24th                                   Tuesday Feb. 20th -Tuesday March 27th

9:30am-11:30am                                                                         9:30am-11:30am

cost: $100                                                                                     cost: $100


Hawks Ages 8-10                                                     Hawks Ages 8-10

Wednesday Sept. 20th-Wednesday Oct. 25th                        Wednesday Feb. 21st -Wednesday March 28th

9:30am-11:30am                                                                          9:30am-11:30am

cost: $100                                                                                      cost: $100

Herons- Ages 11-12                                                   Herons- Ages 11-12

Wednesday Sept. 20th- Wednesday Oct. 25th                       Wednesday Feb 21st -Wednesday March 28th

12:30pm- 2:30pm                                                                        12:30pm- 2:30pm

cost: $100                                                                                      cost: $100


 Pre-registration and payment is required at the time of registration. Space is limited. Please email or call 919 304 2178 to register for the Homeschool Adventure program.


Children who are not registered for the program should not be brought to class. Siblings are welcome to play and picnic at Chestnut Ridge under adult supervision.


Most programs will be held even if weather is inclement. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat. 

Program times  

  Please be punctual, as the class will be taking place at different locations each week and it may be difficult to find the class if you arrive late. If you will not be staying at Chestnut Ridge and are dropping your child off, be sure to pick him/her up on time as well.