Homeschool Camp – Fall 2018
November 5 @ 10:30 am - November 7 @ 1:00 pm$48 – $118
Fall Homeschool Camp at ACNW – November 5-7, 2018
Please note: we realize these dates fall over Election Day (Nov. 6). Therefore, we encourage you to vote early by mail – click here for info on mailed ballots.
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.
Join for us for a one- or two-night 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.
Each camp will include a variety of age-appropriate, science-focused wildlife, ecology, and STEM classes. 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. There is a student minimum of 24 in order to carry out programming so spread the word, tell other homeschool families or cooperatives and let’s make it happen!
Note: Families will stay in the same room. There should be at least one parent involved (no drop-offs).
Homeschool Field Trip Pricing*
One night option
(includes one night lodging, 4 meals and classes):
First participant – full price $94
Second and third participants – 25% off ($71)
Additional participants – 50% ($48)
Two nights option
(includes two nights lodging, 7 meals and classes):
First participant – full price $118
Second and third participants – 25% off ($89)
Additional participants – 50% ($60)
* pricing is per person (student or adult)
ACNW is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).