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Winter 2023-2024

Toddler and Youth Programs

Toddler Programs

Forest Gang Mon.

Forest Gang Wed.

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan8-Mar21 | Ages 2.5-5

We will be spending time playing, discovering new interpersonal skills, developing our imagination and physical capacities as well as exploring nature while we make new friends. Unstructured nature play is the name of the game here. We will explore the themes of art, survival, awareness and adventure while learning about relationships and the natural world. There is no more critical of a socioemotional developmental period and opportunity for youth at this age. Being outside sharing space and activity with peers of differing ages provides significant stimulation and developmental experiences.

 

Based on theories and practices associated with the Forest School movement to books like "Last Child in the Woods," we refer to our group euphemistically as "gang" in order to emphasize interdependence and promote an environment of socialization.

 

This program is for ages 2.5 to 5. With exceptions, minimum group size is 4 with 2 instructors. This is designed as a drop off/pick up program and exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, in the interest of orienting new participants. Participants should be fully potty trained.

Mondays   9am-12:00pm​

Wednesdays   9am-12:00pm

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Youth Afterschool Programs

Outsiders Mondays

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan8-Mar18 | Ages 7-11

Join a weekly outdoor adventure crew to build team and wilderness skills!

 

Coyle Outside instructors will guide participants in this 100% all outdoors program through a variety of outdoor lessons, craft projects and experiments. We'll build forts in the woods, make a fire and roast marshmallows, create maps of the park, build miniature boats of natural materials, play survival games like camouflage and learn to safely use a variety of tools. Skills gained will include tracking, navigation, cordage and knots, fire/shelter building as well as practicing leadership and teamwork.

Mondays   3:00pm-5:00pm *5:30pm when days lengthen*

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Winter Waldorf Outsiders

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan8-Mar18 | Ages 7-11

Early Dismissal Mondays join an outdoor adventure crew to build team and wilderness skills! We pick up in our van from CWS and transport the group to Willamette Park as home base, and to local field trips throughout the term (location communicated ahead of time).

Participants will learn the key skills needed for winter wilderness survival including fire, shelter, navigation, foraging, and more. They will also have a day to learn archery skills, and take a monthly field trip to a local natural area to become more famili
ar with the local wilderness. 

Fort building, cooking with fire, and knife crafting spears are some typical projects the group will achieve throughout the term. Finish the term up with a parent show and tell, and the kids can show you what they've learned!

Mondays   2:00pm-5:30pm

Winter Ashbrook Tuesdays  *CLOSED*

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan9-Mar19 | Ages 7-12

Join us Tuesdays after school for a chance to join an outdoor adventure crew to build team and wilderness skills! We pick up in our van from Ashbrook Independent School at dismissal and head out on field trips each day, ending at Willamette Park Rotary Shelter for pick up.

Coyle Outside instructors will guide participants in this 100% outdoors program through a variety of outdoor lessons, bushcraft and wildcrafting projects. Shelter, fire building, knife safety and use, navigation, foraging, and more are all skills developed in this course.

This term will include monthly field trips to new locations and both learning new skills and developing skills learned in previous classes. Beginners and repeat attendees welcome!

Tuesdays   3:00pm-5:30pm

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Toddler Progams
Youth Programs

Youth School's Out Programs

Winter Wildercamp

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter, then location may vary

Dec18-Dec21 | Ages 7-12

Join us for four full days of learning survival skills and practicing them in survival scenarios! Skills taught/practiced will include shelters, fire safety/building, knife safety, tracking, foraging, teamwork, traps, orienteering, cordage/knots and primitive skills. Specific skills and curriculum will depend on instructor and student preference.

 

Goal of camp, besides having fun, is to build initiative, self-control and judgment skills while connecting with the natural world. Campers will play survival-themed games based on real-life survival scenarios. The week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement.

 

 Monday-Thursday   9:00am-3:00pm

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School's Out Field Trips

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan15-Mar15 | Ages 7-11

Coyle Outside will transform Corvallis School District scheduled days off into outdoor adventures and forays. We'll meet at the Rotary Shelter at Willamette Park to work on outdoor skills such as shelter, fire, knife work, navigation, foraging, tracking, wildlife observation and more. We'll also provide transportation to field trip sites to practice bushcraft and survival skills. Areas may include Mary's Peak, Finley Wildlife Refuge, E.E. Wilson, and other natural places in and around Corvallis.

 

Fieldtrip Dates: 1/15, 2/1, 2/2, 2/19, 3/15. Sign up for the full program. Prorating for individual days not available.

 

Jan15, Feb1, Feb2, Feb19, Mar15   9:00am-4:00pm

Winter Break Waldorf

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Fed19-Feb23 | Ages 7-11

Join us for four full days of learning survival skills and practicing them in survival scenarios! Skills taught/practiced will include shelters, fire safety/building, knife safety, tracking, foraging, teamwork, traps, orienteering, cordage/knots and primitive skills. Specific skills and curriculum will depend on instructor and student preference.

Goal of camp, besides having fun, is to build initiative, self-control and judgment skills while connecting with the natural world. Campers will play survival-themed games based on real-life survival scenarios. The week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement.

Monday-Friday   9:00am-4:00pm

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Spring Break Survivors Camp

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter, then location may vary

Mar25-Mar29 | Ages 7-11

Join us for five full days of learning survival skills and practicing them in survival scenarios! Skills taught/practiced will include shelters, fire safety/building, knife safety, tracking, foraging, teamwork, traps, orienteering, cordage/knots and primitive skills. Specific skills and curriculum will depend on instructor and student preference.

 

Goal of camp, besides having fun, is to build initiative, self-control and judgment skills while connecting with the natural world. Campers will play survival-themed games based on real-life survival scenarios. The week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement.

 

 Monday-Friday    9:00am-4:00pm

Youth Homeschool Programs

Winter Wilderschool Mondays

Willamette Park Rotary Shelter

Jan8-Mar18 | Ages 7-12

This 9 session semester program (no class on Presidents'/MLK days) is designed for families looking for a nature based, experiential approach to education. Once a month we provide a field trip that gives students a chance to other parts of the region and practice skills in a new context.

Utilizing Coyle Outside's Outdoor School Curriculum, participants will learn about science through natural exploration and survival skills lessons.

Geography through learning Navigation, study native Fauna through Tracking, Physics and Engineering through survival traps, Aquatic Ecology through Fishing, and introduction to Chemistry through Fire building, Plant Anatomy through knifecraft, Meteorology and Habitat through Shelter building etc..

Students will have time to explore and play, build relationships, learn to solve problems, communicate, lead and follow more effectively. Instructors will meet the class at Coyle Outside or an otherwise given location each week.

 

 Mondays   9:00am-2:00pm

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