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Mindful, Conscious, and Ecological Learning

Chicks Pathway

Homeschool, Enrichment &  Summer Camps for 4-6yrs

Rhythm Of The Day
Starting Fall 2023

 

9:30 am-10:30 am
Arrival, Chores, & Lunch prep

10:30 am-11:00 am
Morning Circle/Music

11:30 am-12:00 pm
Project/Nature Walk

12:00 pm-12:20 pm
Community Lunch & Clean-up

12:30 pm
Prep to go home & Closing Circle

Our mindful, conscious, and ecological curriculum reconnects your child to the rhythms of nature. Each session will take your child through the seasonal changes in their environment and themselves. Subjects are not separate from but woven into every aspect of the daily tasks they accomplish. Through this approach to learning, your child will develop a deep understanding and appreciation for themselves and their environment.

All of our programs incorporate the parents. Learning in a village environment is foundational here at the farm.  

 

Parent Commitment:

1 Day program:  Support 1x per month

2 Day program: Support 2x per month

3 Day program:  Support 3x month

Parents are always welcomed and needed. When stewarding the land and holding space for children, extra hands are always appreciated.

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We Have Field Trips!

Seasonal Sessions

Age: 4-6yrs

Group size: 12

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Session Fee:  1 day $120/2 days $240 per /3 days  $350

Session 2023-2024

Fall Dates: September 11-December 15 (13-week session)

Winter Dates: January 8-March 11 (10-week session)

Spring Dates: March 18-May 20 (10-week session)

Horticulture
Permaculture
Biodynamic Farming
Animal Husbandry
Cooking
Cobb Building
Wild Harvesting
Herbology
Hikes
Wood Working
Archery
Mediation & Movement

Summer Camp 2023

Cultivating Curious and Caring Kids

Ages 5-7yrs

Monday-Friday

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Weekly $150-$265

Our nature-based camps offer children the benefit of structure, stimulation, and socialization--without the harsh drawbacks of unhealthy buildings, processed food, and social models designed for the industrial age. Our students gain a sense of themselves as individuals with a conscious awareness of the whole and a sense of how that wholeness impacts our collective well-being. We focus on the basics: creativity, music, movement, mindfulness, healthy self-care, gardening, compassionate communication, community building, and earth stewardship.

 

In addition to fresh air, sunshine, and space to run and play, being out in nature supports the development of healthy immune and nervous systems, endocrine function, and cognitive function. When we connect to nature, we connect to ourselves.  For example, we don't just have a snack. We harvest organic fruits and vegetables from the food forest we forage daily. Then we wash them, prepare them, and serve them family-style on a large deck. We build an understanding of the entire life-cycle of food and how it works with our bodies to nourish and sustain us. When we finish, we clean up and compost any food that remains.

 

Our mission is to support the natural magic of childhood, so children grow up thriving. A vibrant, sustainable society starts one child at a time!

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Mindful & Local Ecology
June 12-16

Our day is spent exploring the connection between thoughts, beliefs, and our local environment. This brings an understanding of the interconnection between humans and the environment. Ecology studies the relationships between living organisms; it seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Ecology also provides information about the benefits of ecosystems and how we can use Earth’s resources to leave the environment healthy for future generations.

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Mindful Body & Soil Ecology
June 19-23

The microbiome is a big word today and one of the most important. The health of our microbiome is a reflection of the soil's health. The importance of the gut and the soil microbiomes as determinants of human and ecosystem health, respectively, is gaining rapid recognition in the medical and ecological literature. This suggests a wealth of highly transferable knowledge about the microbial ecology of human and non-human ecosystems. Kids will learn the importance of the soil microbiome and how it affects human health.

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Mindful Emotions & Water Ecology
June 26-30
 

Emotions are part of being human, and when we allow them to flow, just like water,  we build a healthy relationship with them. Like water, our emotions are essential to our earth, bodies, and lives. Kids will go deeper into understanding this concept and connection while engaging in creative and fun activities. We will explore Dr. Emoto's theories that water can respond to human emotions, thoughts, words, and written messages. This explains how our words affect ourselves, others, and the community.

 

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Mindful Heart & Energy Ecology
July 10-14

The heart and its energy keep us moving, breathing, and playing. During this dynamic week of camp, kids will explore the heart's energy field and its interconnection with their environment.  Did you know that the heart energy field reaches out about two feet or more from your heart space? Kids will explore the many living organisms and their energy fields as well, which opens a wonderful dialogue and deepens awareness.

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Mindful Communication & Climate Ecology
July 17-21

Just like Mother Nature uses her voice clearly in our present moment--droughts, floods, and fires--our future Culture Creatives can use their voices for a healthier relationship with Her based on interdependence, stewardship, and respect. The importance of kids finding passion in Mother Earth and understanding the interconnection cannot be overstated. It is going to be what shifts our current moment in time.

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Mindful Vision & Regenerative Ecology
July 21-28

When we see that our future is intricately linked to the health of our planet, our communities, our families, and ourselves, ordinary projects have the potential to transform into life purpose and passion. Through passion, the heart is filled to communicate its truth, which is the basis for success.  We will rekindle a connection to our resources to find real solutions that support a life of purpose, well-being, and community.

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