Cedar Dell Forest Farm's Homeschool Programs offer homeschooled children in grades Kindergarten - 6 the opportunity to experience the unique blend of forest and farm that our property provides. We offer a seasonal, weekly drop-off program as well as monthly family programs that are perfect for children who aren't ready for a drop-off program and parents/guardians who want to have fun alongside their children. Click here or scroll to the bottom of the page for details about our Family Mornings.
Weekly Drop-off Program
In small groups of up to 12 students, these weekly classes blend open-ended nature exploration and farm life with science inquiry. Each week time will be spent outdoors in the forest and on the farm, practicing homesteading skills such as outdoor cooking and carding wool, organic gardening and animal care while also learning about forest ecology and environmental stewardship.
Through these sessions, students will:
Develop meaningful connections to nature through a blend of open-ended exploration and structured games and activities.
Care for farm animals, collect chicken eggs, card sheep wool and snuggle the fluffy angora rabbit.
Increase knowledge of local plants and animals, including ethnobotany - learning about the historical relationships between people and plants.
Develop practical skills such including gardening, sewing, outdoor cooking and more.
Foster creativity through nature-based art projects.
Make new friends and learn from each other!
Fall 2018 Session Details:
Our Fall session is wrapping up in the next couple weeks and then we are taking December off from programming.
Please see below for winter session that begins in January 2019.
Winter 2019 Session Details:
Thursdays 10 AM - 2 PM
$200 for 10 Weeks, January 17 - March 21
Cost includes all materials and a snack each week. Students should bring a packed lunch and water bottle. (For more program policies and information, click here.)
Sibling discount available. Save 10% when registering 2 or more children by entering SIBLINGS at checkout.
Family Homeschool Mornings
Not ready for a drop-off program? Unable to commit to a weekly class? Want to experience the fun alongside your child? These monthly programs are just the thing for you! These 3 hour programs includes art, stories, animal visits and plenty of nature-based fun. We do have an indoor classroom but come prepared to spend some time outdoors no matter the weather.
These programs are intended for children ages 4 and up as well as their parent/guardians. Younger siblings are welcome to attend at no cost with the understanding that activities may not be targeted to their age/ability and siblings must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
JUST ADDED! Beginning in 2019 we are offering these programs on Tuesdays AND Wednesdays! Each day is the same program so you can choose the day that works best for your schedule.
First Tuesday of the month in 2018. First (or sometimes second) Tuesday and Wednesday in 2019. Each month will include activities around a different theme. Attend just one or sign up for them all!
9 AM - 12 PM
$20 per participating child or $50 for family (3+ children)
November 6 - Homestead Living
December 4 - Animals in Winter
February 5 and 6 - Winter Forest
March 5 and 6 - Water Works
April 9 and 10 - Seeds & Sprouts