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Homeschool Camp Winter 2019
December 2 @ 10:30 am - December 4 @ 1:00 pm
ACNW offers homeschool camps every fall and winter to extend our quality formal school programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 learners and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards.
This year will be for ages ranging 5-12 (with age groups 5-9 year olds together and 10-12 year olds together).
Join for us for a two-night, three-day environmental learning experience full of outdoor skills and ecology education. During these camps, your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Through class options focused on ecology, wildlife, adventure, or cultural and natural history they will discover new ways to connect with the natural world, challenge themselves to push the limits of their comfort zones, and have fun in a new learning environment.
The homeschool camps include lodging, all meals and a variety of classes led by our highly-trained education staff. We offer these at a tiered family rate to make them more affordable for homeschool groups, coops, and parents.
Our homeschool camps provide a wide variety of outdoor, inquiry-based courses, with course schedules that are customized for each camp to accommodate the ages and number of students. We tailor our classes to take the best advantage of the weather and seasons, so classes will vary from fall to winter.
Each camp will include a variety of age-appropriate, science-focused wildlife, ecology, and STEM classes. [schedule will be updated and provided below.] Some examples include:
- Creek Creatures–students catch and identify stream macroinvertebrates and use their data to determine the level of pollution in Windmill Creek.
- Predator/Prey–an engrossing simulation in which students act out predator/prey relationships.
- Wind Power!–students study our wind turbine before engineering and building their own.
In addition to these courses, homeschool camp includes seasonal adventure classes, such as archery or cross-country skiing, as well as an opportunity to meet some of our educational animals with an evening Raptor Program!
We intend for homeschool parents and teachers to utilize a portion of their time here to network, share ideas and experiences and network with other home educators. We hope it can be a great learning opportunity for students, teachers and parents alike. We welcome families of all sizes, and cooperatives are encouraged to inquire.
Note: Families will stay in the same room. There should be at least one parent involved (no drop-offs).
Homeschool Field Trip Pricing*
Two nights, Three days
(includes two nights lodging, 7 meals and classes):
First participant – full price $123
Second and third participants – 25% off ($93)
Additional participants – 50% ($62)
* pricing is per person (student or adult)
ACNW is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).