All Children in the Woods

Educational Expeditions is again offering 
Nature Camp   
All children in the woods   
An educational and healthy alternative for Fridays and Fall Break for children 5 to 10 y old.
Instructors: Mariana Altrichter and Elyse April
The goal of this camp is to help children to connect with nature, with one another, to learn and to have fun. The dynamic is based on a combination of guided educational activities, organized games, songs, art work, journal keeping, walks, building, team work, storytelling, free play, and educational reflective time. Through these diverse activities children are inspired to creatively engage with nature, to practice cooperation and respect, and to develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the diversity of nature and human beings.
Fridays  August 14th, 28th, September 4th, 11th, 25th
Fall break from September 28th to October 9th
Fridays October 16th, 30th, November 6th, 13th
Plus Veterans day November 11th

Location: Goldwater lake.
Children are drop-off  any time between 7:30 am – 8:10 am and picked up at 3 pm.  

Registration and Fee: Pre-registration is required. The cost  is $32 per day, per child. Healthy snacks are provided twice a day. If interested, please write to Mariana Altrichter for further information and registration forms in advance.  Space is limited, so register your child as soon as possible.   Registration can be for one or more days. Inquire about full enrollment discounts.

Write to Mariana Altrichter for forms and details:

or call 928 4455446/909 2067623 (no text!)

Mariana Altrichter, mother of Skyview students, is a biologist and university professor who has led many international field courses. She has a Phd on Natural resources and cultural anthropology and a masters in Wildlife conservation. She has many years of experience as leader for girl and boy scouts in Argentina, leading weeks-long hiking and camping trips. She also taught environmental education in Argentina for several elementary schools. She is the founder of Educational Expeditions LLC., a local program to engage young children in nature.
Elyse April has a masters in Education and Theater Arts. She has over 25 y of experience as a teacher, and acting and directing community theater. She has authored children books such as “we like to move; exercise is fun” and “we like to eat well” among others. She is currently doing empowerment training with teachers, parents and students called Discover the Hero Within.

Girl’s RockIt Days at Embry Riddle

Hi Homeschoolers,

Once again we at Embry-Riddle are presenting our Girls RockIt Days for both high-schoolers and middle-schoolers. We would like to invite you all to participate as we have had several home-schooled young women in the past and would like to reach out to more students in this group. Our High School event is September 10 and our fall Middle School event is September 22 (we have two additional middle-school events in the spring). Contact me at for more information or to register your student(s).

Melanie Wilson

Here is a peak of the activities they did last Spring:

Girls RockIt Day

Spring, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Student Union Hangar

8-8:15 Check-in

8:30 Welcome Dr. Ayers/ Photo

9 – 11 Breakouts (see below) students choose one “track”

Global Interest: (Hangar)

  • Spy Camp (Global Security Program)
  • Global Business
  • Crash Lab
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Meteorology
  • Intro to AE, EE, ME, CE, SE
  • Propulsion
  • Jet Dragster
  • Space/Legos/Materials

11:00 Lunch (Hangar)

  • Student discussion tables
  • Study Abroad information

11:30 Rockets/Flightline

1:00 Flightline/Rockets

2:30 Evaluations/Departure