Nature Adventures

2021-2022 School Year

Ages 7-11

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10:00-2:00

September 9-June 2


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. We will begin each morning working together to build a fire, and then gather together for opening circle around the fire. We like to play nature-connection games, expanding our senses and awareness of nature all around us. Then we go on our adventure along the trails, into the swamp, or along the lake. Afterwards, we hike back to the fire circle for lunch and free exploration. Students will come back together for a time of sharing and handicraft project, learning traditional skills to create useful objects from natural materials (rope from plants, introductory wood carving, bark baskets, clay pots etc.). We close each class around the fire circle. Sharing discoveries and learning from one another develops our sense of community. Come adventure with us!


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.

Nature Adventures Annual Tuition: $1440 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.