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OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Wednesday Homeschool Program

Session 1: September 11-October 16 – Learn More & Register>

Session 2: October 30-December 11 (No Class on 11/27) – Learn More & Register>

Ages: 5-12

Location:

Session 1: Airport Park (McMinnville)

Session 2: Miller Woods Conservation Area (McMinnville)

OUTDOOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Wednesday After-school Program

Fall Session 1: September 11-October 16 – Learn More & Register>

Fall Session 2: October 30-December 11 (No class 11/27) – Learn More & Register>

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

NATURE PLAY at Maple grove

Morning & Afternoon Sessions Available!

Fall 2024: Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (No class 11/29. 12 sessions) – Learn More & Register>

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

NO SCHOOL DAY CAMPs

October 11 – Statewide In-serviceLearn More & Register>

October 24 & 25 – McMinnville School District Parent-Teacher ConferencesLearn More & Register>

November 1 – In-service Day for McMinnville, Dayton, & Willamina School DistrictsLearn More & Register>

Ages: 5-14

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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Click for the RETURNING JR Naturalist Application>

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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