Each session, we choose a new and relevant overarching theme. Our thematic programs connect to all content areas, including literacy, writing, science, history, and mathematics. We choose themes with literal and metaphorical meanings, concrete and abstract, and we have well-planned lessons. The kids direct us with interests in choices, and their teaching and learning is always honored. A few of our overarching themes include: Webs, It's All About the Food, Circles, Elements, Design and Function, Stories, Colors, Senses, Balance, Patterns, Growth, Time, and Roots. From these ideas, we create lessons that make direct connections to kids' past learning, academic curricula, and to life itself.
All Day Field
Kids in grades K-8 attend Raven's Wood Outdoor School for Renegades 1 day a week during 10-week sessions. All kids are welcome, whether they are in public or private school, or are home-schooled. Parents seek permission from their school for their child to attend, and we can provide our curriculum when asked.
Catching Newts in April
Cinnamon toast, sausages, (eggs are next) and masks during a COVID-19 Summer Camp!
Our Very Cozy Research Tent
Summer at the Tent
Fall 2021 Day Programs
FALL day programs cost $600 for a 10-week session, and run 9-3pm one day/week.
WINTER/SPRING day programs cost $480 for an 8-week session and run 9-3pm one day/week.
STEAM in the Forest, A program for Upper Elementary and Middle School children ages 8-14.
10 Weeks: Wednesdays, September 15-November 17, 2021, $600
The focus of this program will be on hiking and exploring various forest habitats and discovering plants, trees and living creatures. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities will be incorporated in the curriculum. Art, shelter building (with forest debris and snow), cooking on an open fire and on a wood stove, fire building, daily read-aloud, whittling, and knot tying will also be part of the curriculum.
Little Bears: Over in the Forest, A program for children ages 5-8.
(Note: Kids entering Kindergarten must have at least one year of preschool and must be able to independently dress themselves from shoes/boots to winter clothes, follow simple directions, and follow a structured schedule.)
10 Weeks: Thursdays, September 16-November 18, 2021, $600
The focus of this program will be to teach kids simple research methods and data gathering through storytelling, poetry, and rhyming. As a group, the children will write, illustrate and publish their own book about animals and plants in the forest. Art, shelter building, cooking on an open fire and on a wood stove, fire building, daily reading hour, tracking and hiking will also be part of the curriculum.
Spring Program 2022
Water in the Wild, A program for children ages 6-12.
8 Weeks: Thursdays, March 3-April 21, 2022, 9-3:00, $480
The focus of this program will be on the study of water and how it changes, and changes everything around it, through the seasons. Art, natural science, fire building, open-fire cooking, whittling, knot tying, daily read-aloud, hiking, snowshoeing, and tracking will also be part of the daily curriculum.
Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Programs
Winter/Spring Supplies List
Fillable Emergency and Medical Form
Raven's Wood outdoor School for Renegades provides educational opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin,
sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, or any other characteristic
protected by Federal or State law.