Farm Days

 

Ages 6 - 12

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. You are welcome to share this information with your homeschooling friends.

 

When:   

Fall and Spring    

Thursdays

8:45 am-3:15 pm 

Dates:  

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)

Where:

54303 NW Old Wilson Rd, Gales Creek, OR 

How Much?

Fall: $750 per 15-week session

Spring $800 per 16-week

Discounts:

Sibling Discounts 2nd child 5% / 3rd child 10% 

5% for full year commitment*

Scholarships:

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!

Registration: Submit an application for the program by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing the form. 

 

Daily Rhythm**

8:45    Drop-off

8:50    Game/Movement Activity & Morning Circle

9:00    Ancestral Skills/Farm Activity (e.g. feed the pigs and chickens)

10:30   Snack & Free Play

11:00   Exploration/Project 

12:30   Lunch & Free Play

1:30     Hands-on Project & Reflective Exercise 

3:00    Clean-up & Closing Circle

3:15     Pick-up

 

**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.

 

 

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"My son has attended EdenAcres homeschool program for the last year. He has always loved the outdoors, but this program has built his confidence in nature in ways I didn’t expect.
He has learned so much about his surroundings, made friends and built a resilience and strength that would be a benefit for any child.
I am very grateful for Eden Acres, as the research continually shows the benefits in children’s development to spend more time outdoors and he now gets entire days outdoors with friends and caring teachers in an environment you can’t find at the neighborhood playground."

-Megan P.

Supporters:

S&H Landscape

Contact us:

info.edenacres@gmail.com

 

(440) 479-4813

P.O. Box 51 

Forest Grove, OR   97116

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