Core Program (Ages 4-12+)

Chickadees (Ages 4-5)


$60/session prepaid
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
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The Chickadee program is heavily focused on play and emergent-based learning.  Students will regularly explore and engage with nature throughout all of their daily adventures. Get ready to build your coordination, confidence and curiosity as we embark on this nature journey together! We have a maximum 5 students to 1 facilitator ratio.
*Students must be able to use the bathroom independently*

Painted Turtles (Ages 5-7)


$60/session prepaid
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
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Our Painted Turtle program has a max ratio of 8 students to 1 facilitator.  This small class size allows students to spend  most of the day exploring and discovering all of the wonders, big and small. Learning to work together,  cultivating their connection with nature in fun and engaging ways, the Painted Turtles are active agents in their own learning! They partake in developmentally appropriate activities and adventure, engage in “risky play” and learn how to assess their own risks independently.  It’s a good day to be a Painted Turtle!

Snowy Owls (Ages 8-11)


$60/session prepaid
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
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As our older students, we look to them as leaders at FNS and work hard on developing socio-emotional, physical and cognitive skills in a nature-based setting.  Snowy Owls dive deeper into themes of ecological and environmental literacy, risky play, and develop a pretty unique set of new outdoor skills! Just ask to borrow their natural hammer or homemade spoon!

Blue Herons (Ages 12+)

$60/session prepaid
8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
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Our school thrives on mixed-aged groups and mentorship – Blue Herons are important LIT’s (leaders-in-training). They are the next generation of mentors and help mold our learning culture.  Our younger students look up to these folks as leaders and in anticipation of the day they’ll be a Blue Heron. This can unfold as individuals helping with the younger groups and working closely with our teachers or as part of an older flock with other students focused on learning bushcraft and leadership skills.