Homeschool Adventures

Homeschool Adventures at Chestnut Ridge

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 five different two-hour long visits to Chestnut Ridge.  These programs will be offered once per week with a Fall of 2018 and an Early Spring of 2019 series.

Fall 2018

Sparrows - Ages 5 - 7 - Tuesdays

Sept. 11th - Oct. 16th (no class on 9/18)

9:30 am - 11:30 am

cost: $100

Hawks - Ages 8 - 10 - Tuesdays 

Sept. 11th - Oct.16th (no class on 9/18)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

cost: $100

Herons - Ages 11 - 13 - Wednesdays

Sept. 12th - Oct. 17th (no class on 9/19)

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm 

cost: $100

Spring 2019

Sparrows - Ages 5 - 7 - Tuesdays

Feb. 26th - March 26th

9:30 am - 11:30 am

cost: $100

Hawks - Ages 8 - 10 - Tuesdays 

Feb. 26th - March 26th

1:00 pm-3:00 pm 

cost: $100

Herons - Ages 11 - 13 - Wednesdays

Feb. 27th - March 26th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

cost: $100

Siblings 

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.

Weather

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.