Homeschool Nature Study Program
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Our homeschool program for children in grades K-8, is offered seven months during the school year. There are classes for three age groups: K-2, Gr 3-5 and Gr 6-8.
Monthly classes are held Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Choose the day that best suits your schedule and register for the full year by August 31st. Registration begins August 2nd, 2021.
Theme for the 2021 - 2022 year:
Grades K-5 will be Water - Nourishing all of Life"
6th - 8th Graders the theme is "Resources from Plants & Trees for Survival"
The program's curriculum offers fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning in an outdoor setting. The three-year cycle of our curriculum focuses on "Habitats", "Water" and "Soil" for students in the K-5 classes and on "Survival Skills" for the Gr. 6-8 class. For more details about the curriculum click on the titles in the side bar.
It has been really exciting to see how the students have embraced the new components that we added to our programming these past two years. We believe that the "sit spot" / observation time provides a space for all age groups to really tune in to the details of nature around them. The unstructured play time for students in Grades K-2 was also formative, empowering and nurtured problem-solving and cooperative play.
Fees for 2021-2022:
$48.50 K - 5th graders
$59.00 6th - 8th graders
$40.00 6th - 8th grade Overnight Campout
$15.00 6th - 8th grade Sugar Bush - Extended Day
To register online for Survival Skills Practice click below: (link will become active 8/2/21)
Monday Survival Skills Practice Registration
Tuesday Survival Skills Practice Registration
K - 2nd Grade - Emily Hunsberger
3rd - 5th Graders - Colton Eby
6th - 8th Graders - Cheryl Mast
"Picnic at Amigo" - this event in October provides an opportunity to get to know other families in the program. Bring a sack lunch and join in the fun on the first day of classes.
"Grad Ceremony & Burger Bash" - this event in April for the whole family is a time of celebrating and bringing closure to the program each spring.
Additional Details About the Program:
*Class Size: we require a minimum of 8 students per age group, and also have a limit of 12 students per age group.
*Covid-19 Safety Plan: we will be following state guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of students, families and staff. For the 2021-2022 school year we will continue utilizing the great outdoors as our classroom as much as possible.
*Insurance: Amigo Centre will provide secondary insurance coverage for students while on site.
*Parent Options: relax and explore our trails with other parents while your children are in class or use the time to run errands. Amigo staff will need 1-2 parents for the K-2 and Gr. 3-5 group to assist the teacher.
*Sign in & Sign Out: we have a sign in and sign out process to assist us in having emergency contact information for children and to ensure the safety of your children.
*Fees: there is a $230.00 maximum cost per family. (Note: the fees for the 6th-8th grade overnighter are excluded from this price cap.)