Join us at Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, WA!
All-outdoor homeschool enrichment for kids ages 3-14.
Winter Outdoor Homeschool Enrichment
DROP-IN for Ages 5-14
Mon & Tues afternoons 12:30-3:30pm
Runs from Nov 2023 - March 2024
Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley
Up to 15 children and 3 Mentors
Daily drop-in tuition: $45; or $40 when enrolled for all sessions
“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~Thomas Berry
Thrive in an environment of movement and interaction
Regard nature as our greatest teacher
Value stewardship and community involvement
Appreciate the unique gifts each child can contribute
Hope to build meaningful connections with peers
Join us at Wilderness WINTER!
Our all-outdoor Forest Programs are perfect for children who thrive in settings where they can keep their bodies active and experience the fresh air as it moves through the trees.
For homeschoolers, creative problem-solving skills flourish as children naturally move about, balancing on a log, or huddling together around a story or craft in the shelter or gazebo at the Arboretum. Mentors provide themed interest-based activity invitations, which allow peer connections to form and give access to knowledge and skills pertaining to the natural wonders that surround us when we leave the walls of a traditional classroom behind, and naturally lots of time for open-ended free play, whilst exploring the wonderful natural environment the Park and Arboretum have to offer.
2023 Drop-In Workshop Themes
Theme: Evergreen Forest Habitats / Project: Making Bird Houses
Theme: Polar Habitats/Project: Making nature-inspired candles
Theme: Oceans Habitat / Project: Sew a Pillow for your own cozy habitat at home
Theme: How do Forest Animals prepare for winter? / Project: Wreath making & Fort Building
Theme: How do Polar Animals prepare for winter? / Project: Making snow globe & Finger Knitting a headband
Theme: Rainforest Habitats / Project: Making a New Year's Lantern
Check out our other programs below:
Fall and Spring all-outdoor homeschool programs
for ages 5-12
Mon & Tues 12:30-4:30pm in Maple Valley, WA
Not sure what will fit your schedule?
Explore classes by time and day below:
*Friends of the Forest is a Fall/Spring program at Lions Camp, which moves to Lake Wilderness Arboretum in the winter as Wilderness Winter Drop-In Program.
Still not sure which program is right for you?
Let us know and we'll be happy to help!