2023-2024 School Year
Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, 10:00-2:00
(one day per week, you choose which day works best for you).
September 11-May 16
Welcome to the wild! Students will learn to observe the natural world with all of their senses, developing a deep connection to the earth and their peers in our outdoor classroom. They will use scientific tools to investigate, learning through the process of discovery. Each class will follow a similar flow with free exploration, opening circle, themed adventure/investigation, lunch, handicrafts, survival skills and outdoor sports/games. We will identify and learn about plants, mushrooms, trees, insects, animals, and their tracks. Days will be spent building shelters and cooking over fire, foraging and preparing wild edibles, tracking animals, wood-carving, and creating tools and rope from natural materials. With a focus on learning from one another, students develop their social skills and sense of belonging to a community of fellow nature enthusiasts.
Cedars Annual Tuition: $1590 per student
+$150 enrollment deposit
We don’t want tuition to feel out of reach for any family. Students have the option to utilize Home School Partnerships to fund DWS Courses. Discovery Wilderness School is partnered with Jenison, Niles, and Hamilton Home School Partnerships. In addition, DWS offers income-based tuition reduction, payment plans, early payment discounts, and volunteer opportunities for parents to make tuition more affordable. Our goal is to never turn away a family due to tuition cost. Make sure to reach out to create a customized plan that will work with your family's budget before registering. Reach out for more information.