Junior Explorers Parent/Child Connection

2021-2022 School Year

Ages 2-7

Wednesday or Thursday Mornings 10:00am-12:00pm

Fall 2021: September 8 - November 11

Spring 2021: April 13 - June 2

Classes will encourage students to connect within themselves and to the earth, their peers and their parent. Students will have time for exploration, social interaction, and creative/imaginative play with a themed nature study each week. Each class follows a similar rhythm: free play, opening circle with story and music, game, snack, adventure and imaginative play, and closing circle around the fire. As students hike uneven terrain, climb, and balance on stones, they develop gross motor skills. Sharing discoveries and learning from one another develops our sense of community. Come explore with us!


Babies are always welcome at no additional cost. This is a parent/child course- parents, guardians, or caretakers are expected to attend class with their child to learn and grow together.

Enrollment is now open for the 20201-2022 School Year. If your class is full, please sign up for the waitlist. If a space opens up, you will get an email with an option to enroll. 

Enroll in Wednesdays Here.

Enroll in Thursdays Here.

Junior Explorers 2021-2022 Annual Tuition:

$600 per student

We don’t want tuition to feel out of reach for any family. Students have the option to utilize Home School Partnerships to fully fund DWS Courses (minus the registration deposit). Discovery Wilderness School is partnered with Jenison, Niles, and Hamilton Home School Partnerships. In addition, DWS offers 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.

 Please reach out for more information.