We are pleased to offer a nature school for young naturalists. In our Fall Semester Sapling Program, CedarRoot's experienced and caring staff create an inviting space for children ages 3-7 to explore the wonders of nature. Each class is designed to facilitate positive social interactions while children participate in adventurous play in the forest. Our "core routines" give a comforting rhythm to each day, but we also provide ample opportunity for students to make their own discoveries and empower them to find the wonder in their world. Newspaper Article
If tuition is a burden for your family, email email@example.com about payment plans, or apply for scholarships here. Winter Sapling will run Dec 2 - Mar 5, Spring Sapling will run Mar 17 - June 4.
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Sept 3rd- Nov 21st :: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays :: 9am-1 pm :: Ages 3-7 :: 12 weeks of tuition is $1440 for 3 days/week, $1000 for 2 days/week, or $540 for 1 day/week :: Class is currently in session with a few spaces available, please email or call for prorated tuition prices :: Located at Natembea, a private farm and forest two miles from downtown Port Townsend :: Instructors Niall Motson and Maude Richards :: Class Calendar
Through the use of games, exploration, music, and fun within the context of a small community, the children will learn the following skills: animal tracking, traditional survival skills, medicinal/edible plants, wild food/primitive cooking and teamwork. Tailored for home-schooled students or students who have a shorter school day on Wednesdays.
This program combines the wisdom of wildcrafting plants and advanced survival skills to create an exceptional experience for our students. The 3-hour duration allows us time to slow down and observe the wild, and also to get wild ourselves. Students will pick from several projects to complete during this program.
Is your child ready to refine their wilderness living skills? Send them on a weekly dive into the woods with CedarRoot Folk School. Focus skills will include Wilderness Survival (fire making, shelter building, water harvest, orientation, core wild edibles and medicinals), Natural Living (cooking, wildcrafting, advanced wild edibles and medicinals), Naturalist Skills (wildlife tracking, bird language, natural history, ecosystems) and the Way of the Scout (stealth, movement, senses, humble protector). Students will have the opportunity to explore and learn across all areas of focus throughout the year. To allow for optimal depth of focus and growth, participants will be encouraged to hone in on a few areas of greatest interest as the year progresses. All of our talented CedarRoot staff are trained in Wilderness First Aid and advanced nature mentoring. Partial scholarships are available, apply here.
Wednesdays, Sept 11- Dec 18 :: 8am - Noon :: ages 7-16 :: Instructors Anne Aldrich and Solomon Dusseljee :: Location: Otter Way dead end parking (2 miles South of Rt 101 on River Rd.) :: Class Calendar
This program is designed for children who want to spend time out in nature, playing games, having fun, and learning about the natural world. Through the use of games, exploration, music, and fun within the context of a small community, the children will learn the following skills: animal tracking, traditional survival skills, medicinal/edible plants, wild food/primitive cooking and teamwork. The educational approach of this program encourages creative thinking rather than providing constant answers. The teaching staff stimulate the growth of problem-solving skills, and stretch the students into greater self-sufficiency while honoring different learning styles. The results are profound.