2020/21 Corvallis OUT -School Programs
100% OUTSIDE from a program that ran 55 week-long, Covid free youth camps in 2020
We have created 4 programs for local (Corvallis) families to use as enrichment, child care and social/environmental development to enrich and complement online learning through Oct 2020.
For each of the first 3 programs families sign up for the full 6 weeks for the day(s) of the week that work for them. You can sign up for one day a week, 2 or up to 3. Groups of 10 (guidelines have been adapted and currently allow 20) participants following guidelines for Covid and happening 100% OUTSIDE. At the end of the 6 weeks we will re assess and schedule ongoing programming based on School District plans and customer/family feedback. One of these programs is offered privately and takes place in various locations (Activity Bases Afternoons) and the other two are in partnership with Corvallis Parks and Recreation.
Wild Guide and Wild Tribe 8 Month Programs - This new 8 month Outdoor Skills and Leadership program (in cooperation with Corvallis Parks and Rec and leading to an apprentice certification) by Coyle Outside connects participants with a like minded peer group which they build relationship and camaraderie with. Mentored and guided by experienced outdoor skills instructors, participants meet weekly on a weeknight, monthly for an all day weekend field trip and quarterly for a weekend camping trip. Principles and skills developed include leadership, initiative, confidence and teamwork through wilderness, primitive and survival skills (fire, knives, shelter, knots, foraging, navigation, tracking, awareness and sensory connection).
Activity Based Afternoons (available for registration now through Coyle Outside - view all here) 2pm-5pm - For ages 9 and up, these offerings have a theme activity each day of the week. Choose the day(s) and/or activity(ies) that work for your child and attend those days each week from the 3rd week in Sept through the last week of Oct. Various instructors with expertise in the given activity work with a stable group building skills and social cohesion.
OUT school in Willamette Park (registration available through Corvallis Parks and Recreation) 2pm-5pm - For ages 6-11 we meet and explore the park, working each week with a particular theme skill including Shelter building, Fire building, Foraging, Tracking and Navigation, including biology and earth science lessons that these activities provide. Choose the day(s) that work for your child and attend those days each week from the 3rd week in Sept through the last week of Oct. Curriculum/theme varies week to week but not Mon-Fri.
Sprout Nature Explorers (registration available soon through our partnership with Corvallis Parks and Recreation) 9am-12pm - For ages 3-5 we meet in Willamette Park and spend mornings exploring and discovering nature. Participants experience a mixture of free play and some structured short 'little naturalist' lessons adding in games along the way.
AND check these local offerings out and tell them we sent you! We recommend them all highly.
Regenerative Roots Non Profit Homeschool Programs - Be in touch with Paul as they are currently developing their plans for the Fall
Fern and Feather Forest School - Brian offers amazing free play, 100% outside nature connection programming for pre school age youth.