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Coming Fall 2024

Homeschool Enrichment Program

Ages 6-10 years old

Available Fall, Winter & Spring in Eagle & Boise

Let your child flourish in the forest. Our curriculum is a blend of Waldorf principles, European forest school approaches, and rooted in play-based practices.

Each day we offer unstructured play as an important time for children to socialize, express ideas, problem solve, explore and connect to nature. We take a wellness moment for children to reflect and observe their surroundings. Long periods of exploration and discovery are offered along with a daily lesson and activity.

Pathfinders is a homeschool enrichment program broken up into 11 week segments of fun seasonal based learning. It is available Fall, Winter, and Spring. The classes are held exclusively outdoors. We put up our own shelters or use the available park shelters to accommodate for rain, snow, and wind. Please see the parent handbook for other weather accommodations. Classes are limited to 12 students.

Who is this class for?

  • 6-10 year olds
  • Parents looking for a non-traditional education focused on the whole child
  • Children looking to develop confidence, independence, emotional identification, and regulation through nature
  • Homeschooling families looking for a homeschool enrichment program
  • Alternative to public school
  • Children looking for connection, adventure, and fun with peers
  • Alternative to having children sit in desks all day
  • No screens education
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A peek into a day in the Pathfinders Class

Arrival and Open Play

Circle time with Songs and Stories

Wellness Moment

Lesson and Activity

Snack/Small meal

Unstructured Free play

Goodbye Circle

*Structure of class is flexible and will depend on students interests and needs.

Incorporated Skills:

Bushcraft Skills

Nature presents challenges! We will learn basic, age appropriate, wilderness and survival skills such as outdoor safety, shelter building, knots, fire making skills and safety, plant identification, and navigation.

Art & Handicraft

We will work on strengthening our fine-motor skills while we create using clay, beeswax, mud, sewing, finger knitting, nature crafting, and more. 

Outdoor Cooking

Calling all choppers, peelers, stirrers, and taste testers. This skill is used to bring out the chef in us all as we create and share meals and snacks outdoors together.

Adventure 

A child-led adventure that includes water/mud/snow play, hiking and exploring, games and life skills, sensory connections, crafting and creating, and lots of fun and adventure.

Location, Date & Time

Eagle, ID

Eagle Island State Park

165 Eagle Island Pkwy, Eagle, ID 83616

Tuesday/Thursday

9:30am-12:30pm

Boise, ID

Esther Simplot Park

3206 W Pleasanton Ave, Boise, ID 83702

Monday/Wednesday

12:45pm-2:45pm

This Program is Only Available in Idaho

2024-2025 Calendar

September 9 – November 22

(Thanksgiving Break November 25-29)

December 2 – February 28

(Holiday Break December 23 – January 3)

(Holiday January 20)

(Holiday February 17)

March 3 – May 23

(Spring break March 17-21)

Questions?

Please contact our Pathfinders Coordinator, Melissa at: melissawildbeginnings@yahoo.com