Homeschool Outdoor Education Days

Homeschool Outdoor Education Days are an exciting opportunity for students 6 to 17 to explore God’s creation through hands-on, experiential learning in the outdoors.
Each day typically includes:

  • Two Creation Exploration sessions
  • Morning devotion
  • Take-home manual for each student
  • Lots of fun learning about God in the outdoors!

Each day runs from 9:000am to 3:30pm

Registration Information- Spring 2017 is full!

 Thanks to our homeschool communities support in sharing about homeschool days our homeschool program is full for spring of 2017.  We will be sending information out to our homeschool mailing list regarding the next set of homeschool days (Fall 2017).  If you want to hear about homeschool days first click HERE to sign up for our email list.

Spring Outdoor Education Days

Theme Days

Our theme days for the spring are: Explorer, Ecology and Wilderness Skills. Each day will include:

• 2 Creation Exploration sessions
• Morning devotion
• A take-home manual for each student
• Fun times learning about God in the outdoors!

Children will be divided into groups based on age. Each age group will study different subjects.
Each day is designed for parents to learn alongside their children. While we do not require parents to attend, we must have at least one adult chaperone with every class group of 10-15 students to support our instructors as needed. Please, no younger siblings under age 6 during the program.

Sample Schedule
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome & Introductions
9:45 Creation Exploration I
11:45 Lunch (Pack your own or purchase a boxed lunch)
12:30 Free Play
1:00 Creation Exploration II
3:00 Group Activity
3:30 Departure

Explorer Day – April 18 or May 12
Ages 6 – 8: Scavenger Hunt & Water Rockets
Ages 9 – 11: Orienteering & Archery
Ages 12 & up: Geocaching & Rock Wall Climbing

Ecology Day – May 1 or May 2
Ages 6 – 8: Ecology in Nature & Creek Ecology
Ages 9 – 11: Creek Ecology & Soil
Ages 12 & up: Creek Ecology & Soil

Wilderness Skills Day – May 22 or May 23
Ages 6 – 8: Wilderness Survival & Water Safety
Ages 9 – 11: Wilderness Survival & Water Safety
Ages 12 & up: Advanced Fire Building & Water Safety

Field Day

May 30th will be our 4th annual Field Day at Black Rock Retreat. Students will compete in traditional and non-traditional competitions within their age category. Events will take place from 9:00am-3:00pm. Parents are invited to attend the awards ceremony at 3:00pm before picking up their students at 3:30pm.

**This year’s Field Day will include water events in our pool! Start practicing your water entry techniques.

Lunch Information

Lunch for Homeschool Days will be held in either our Pavilion or Dining Hall depending on the weather. Boxed lunches will be available to purchase* for those families not wishing to pack a lunch. For those families wishing to pack a lunch a cooler will be available at check-in to drop your student’s lunch off. Please label your student’s lunch clearly.

*Boxed lunches are $8 each and must be ordered 2 weeks in advance.

Parent Information

The day is designed for parents to learn alongside their children. While we do not require parents to attend, we must have at least one parent with every class group of 10-15 students to support our instructors as needed. By attending as a chaperone, you help us to keep costs low and continue offering great home school programs. This Spring we are offering a limited number of spots for parents to attend as chaperones at no program cost. No program cost parent spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.