"Eden Acres is an incredible program! Through their environmental education and deeply empathetic approach to teaching children, they have been so positively impactful for my special needs son.
They’ve helped him learn valuable wilderness skills, teamwork, and helped foster his skills with conflict resolution and the value of community.
The hard-working people at Eden Acres have changed my son’s life, and mine, for the better!
Farm Days at Duncan Farm
Farm Days is a fully outdoor day camp program for anyone who is interested in giving their child a nature immersion experience that will build confidence and leadership, provoke a sense of awe and feelings of stewardship while having fun learning and exploring out of doors. At the heart and soul of Farm Days is engagement with the natural world and reconnecting with our agricultural roots. With a seed to table approach, children will participate in the many parts of the cycle of growing, harvesting, and preparing food. From threshing and winnowing beans to chopping up tomatoes for salsa and processing apples for cider and sauce, children will be immersed in a farm to table experience.
Through engaging with farm life with hands-on projects, journaling, play, and exploration, children learn how to overcome adversity, work alongside others, and develop a deeper relationship with nature. Our place-based curriculum integrates reading, writing, math, social studies, and the arts through hands-on projects, games, and activities.
Registration is now open, see below for details. Enrollment is very limited! Please contact us if you have any questions, we love to hear from our community.
8:45 am-3:15 pm
Fall: 9/14/20 - 1/29/21 (15 weeks, Thanksgiving break November 23-27; Winter break December 11-January 8)
Spring: 2/1/21 - 5/28/21 (16 weeks, Spring break March 22-26)
54303 NW Old Wilson River Road, Gales Creek, OR 97117
Fall: $750 15 week session, one-day per week ($2250 for MWF for the semester)
Spring $800 16 week session, one-day per week ($2400 for MWF for the semester)
Sibling Discounts 2nd child 5% / 3rd child 10%
5% for full-year enrollment & payment in full
Scholarships are available, indicate your interest on the form below.
If you are able, please consider donating to the scholarship fund to help those in need to attend forest school!
8:50 Game/Movement Activity & Morning Circle
9:00 Nature-based Project/Ancestral Skills
10:30 Snack & Free Play
12:30 Lunch & Free Play
1:30 Science-based inquiry/Project
3:00 Clean-up & Closing Circle
**The daily rhythm described above is an example of the flow of the day. Instructors practice emergent and child-centered learning, meaning that we adjust and modify with the changing needs and interests of the children while incorporating in whatever the forest or farm has to offer on that specific day.
Our Staff: Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds including education and natural sciences. No matter their educational background, all are experienced and passionate about sharing nature with children. Instructors are certified in CPR/First Aid, epipen administration, and hold a state of Oregon food handling certifications. Staff ratios are no larger than 7 students with 1 teacher. All adults in the program have passed full background checks.