Nature Connection

2021-2022 School Year

Ages 10-15

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 10:00-2:00

September 9-June 2


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.

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 Connection 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.