Rhythm of the Day

(hours may vary depending upon the class)

10am - Drop-off & Sign-In

10:10am - Hike to Basecamp

10:20am - Welcoming the Tribe

This is a welcoming circle that happens at basecamp. Mentors share with the group the theme of the month, the project of the day and its relationship to the theme. Circle may also include storytelling, group game, group discussion.

10:30 am-12:30 pm - Sacred Project Time

Place-based projects provide the opportunity for gaining more knowledge about the natural environment and support the development of the child's 21st century skills.  Projects are driven by the group's interests and develop in relation to the theme of the month, our location and naturally occurring events in nature in collaboration with group members and mentors.  Mentors support group projects by providing materials and tools and encourage inquiry to guide the group towards the next step in their project. Children gain inspiration and learn from one another; experiencing all roles from leader, supporter, expert, apprentice, and friend.

10:30 am-12:30 pm - Exploration

We believe in the power of nature to provide the environment for deep, placed-based exploration. Children will build relationships with their peers, mentors and their natural environment. Project ideas organically surface through unencumbered play, art making, and experimenting with new tools and materials. Mentors observe and document strong group interests while providing supporting questions, materials and tools to encourage deeper learning.

12:30 pm - 1 pm Lunch & Storytelling

1 pm - 2 pm - Exploration

We believe in the power of nature to provide the environment for deep, placed-based exploration. Children will build relationships with their peers, mentors and their natural environment. Project ideas organically surface through unencumbered play, art making, and experimenting with new tools and materials. Mentors observe and document strong group interests while providing supporting questions, materials and tools to encourage deeper learning.

2 pm - 2:20 pm- Nature Journaling

Mentors and children reflect on the experiences of the day through nature journaling. This can take place in the form of written word, sketches, video, photography, and group discussion.

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm - Closing Circle

This closing circle honors the work done for the day. Tribe members are welcome to share an excerpt from their journal. The group makes plans for the next adventure together.

2 - 3pm pm - Pack Up & Hike out

The group hikes back to the pick-up location.

3 pm - Pick-Up & Sign-Out