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OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Monday Homeschool Program

Winter Session 1: January 8-February 12 (6 classes) – canceled

Winter Session 2: February 26-April 8 (No class 3/25, 6 classes) – Learn More & Register>

Spring Session: April 22-May 20 (5 classes) – Learn More & Register>

Ages: 5-12

Location: Miller Woods Conservation Area (McMinnville)

OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Wednesday After-school Program

Winter Session 1: January 10-February 14 – Registration Closed

Winter Session 2: February 28-April 10 (No class 03/27) – Learn More & Register>

Spring Session: April 24-May 29 – Learn More & Register>

Ages: 5-12
Location: Nature School at Maple Grove (McMinnville)

NATURE PLAY at Maple grove

Morning & Afternoon Sessions Available!

Winter Session 1: Fridays, January 19-February 16 (5 sessions) – Registration Closed

Winter Session 2: Fridays, February 23-March 22 (5 sessions) – Learn More & Register>

Spring Session 1: Fridays, April 5th – May 3rd (5 sessions) – Learn More & Register>

Spring Session 2: Fridays, May 10th – June 7th (5 sessions) – Learn More & Register>

Ages: Infant – 4 years + an adult caregiver
Location: Nature School at Maple Grove (McMinnville)

NO SCHOOL DAY CAMPs

February 16 – No school for McMinnville – Learn More & Register>

April 12 – No school for McMinnville, Dayton, & Sheridan – Learn More & Register>

May 10, 2024 – No school for McMinnville & Sheridan – Learn More & Register>

Ages: 5-12

Spring break camp

March 25 – 29, 2024

Single day registrations are possible, contact us if interested.

Ages: 5-7 & 8-12 years
Location: Miller Woods Conservation Area (McMinnville)

SUMMER DAY CAMP – Wild Builders Camp

June 24 – 28, 2024

Ages: 5-12
Location: Miller Woods Conservation Area (McMinnville)

SUMMER DAY CAMP – Slip, Slither, & Slide

July 8 – 12, 2024

Ages: 5-12
Location: Charles Metsker County Park (McMinnville)

SUMMER DAY CAMP – Water Works Camp

July 22 – 26, 2024

Ages: 5-12
Location: Charles Metsker County Park (McMinnville)

SUMMER DAY CAMP – Creek Critters

August 5 – 9, 2024

Ages: 5-12
Location: Charles Metsker County Park (McMinnville)

SUMMER DAY CAMP – Art in Nature Camp

Aug 19 – 23, 2024

Ages: 5-12
Location: Charles Metsker County Park (McMinnville)

JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM

Ages: 12+

This program is perfect for the young teen who loves the camp experience and wants to share that love with younger kids while gaining some leadership experience. Jr Naturalists will participate in a camp-like training day where they will learn about local ecology, play and lead camp games, and build leadership skills. Following the training day a select few will be invited to help us for a week of summer camp (you will select your preferred summer camp dates on the application.)

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Training Day: June 17, 2024

Requested donation: $65.00 (to cover training and mentoring can be paid upon registration)

PERSONALIZED OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPERIENCE

Are you looking for an outdoor experience customized to meet the needs of your group? Whether it is an adult group of friends looking to learn a little more about the natural world or a group of kids of any age who want a little guided outdoor time we have naturalist educators ready to create a nature enrichment opportunity for you.

Contact us to design your nature experience!

LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT NATURE PRESCHOOL AT MAPLE GROVE?

Not seeing a program that meets your needs or preference?

Please let us know. We are open to considering adding more programs if we have the capacity to do so safely. We are keeping tabs on what the public schools are doing and trying to develop programs that will coordinate with public school schedules and meet the wishes and needs of families. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate your request, but we do appreciate hearing from you.

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