Tierra Wild Outdoor Club

I just received an email about an outdoor club opportunity for homeschoolers. This looks like a great club for any style of homeschoolers to participate in. I just emailed Nathan to ask for more information about ages he can accommodate with the Skyview group and the cost, so I will update this post when I find out.

Update:

Tierra Wild will organize club outings every Friday, starting February 21, 2014. Participants will depart from Skyview at 8:00 am and return at 3:00 pm. Each outing costs $50 if you pre register, $60 if you register the day of. Participants whose parent/guardian volunteers for a particular event may be eligible for a 15% discount on that outing. Email Nathan for a list of activities, ranging from shelter building and rappelling at Watson Lake to kayaking at Lynx Lake and Goldwater.

Hello,

My name is Nathan Threlkeld and I represent Tierra Wild, a small family owned company in Prescott. Our company is an education based non profit, and our small staff are all highly trained and certified, and confident working with children in an educational setting.  We are currently running an outdoor club primarily for Skyview school every Friday. Skyview has Fridays off so this works well. I would like to extend the opportunity to the homeschoolers in the area. In short we take kids out on various outdoor adventures around Prescott/ Northern Arizona while emphasizing leadership development, confidence development, and environmental awareness. Spots on our bus are limited but we have the staff and equipment to accommodate many more participants if parents are willing to drive. We don’t need to expand our program, but I am passionate about sharing my love for the outdoors with children, and was homeschooled myself from 1st grade through high school. I would be excited to work with the homeschool families. If outdoor club isn’t a good fit we can also offer field trips or other outings meet state standards.
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I would appreciate information on reaching the leaders of the local home school groups. If you are interested or would like to find out more email me at nathan@tierrawild.com, call the office at (928) 350 8704 or reach on my personal cell at (928) 848 2465.
Thank you for your time and your help,
                                                                                                 Nathan Threlkeld, Program Director Tierra Wild

Project L.E.A.P.

Life-long Exploration And Play, aka, L.E.A.P.

This last school year, a small group of homeschool moms with kids ages 5-13 joined together weekly for project/unit/theme based learning. The moms and kids had so much fun with it that they want to include more homeschool families. Some of the projects included short plays based off of fairy tales, a Village Market where money was exchanged for home-made goods, a President’s fair, and a spring service project. The kids were split into groups of 5-7s, 8-10s, and 11-13s. The moms took turns teaching the units and the little ones (0-4) wandered around as they do in a regular homeschool family.

If you are interested in more information or joining, please contact:

Christy Mecham

928-515-3449

cmecham2000@yahoo.com

Also check out this flier (leap flyer) for more information.

Prescott Area 4-H Clubs

4-H Clubs:

4-H Clubs offer project-based learning opportunities for kids 9 and up.

Each of our clubs has a Cloverbuds group for kids 5-8 who also want to participate in 4-H.

We have 3 local clubs:

  • Prescott
  • Chino Valley
  • Dewey-Humboldt

Our local clubs provide dozens of projects from cattle and rabbits to sewing and photography. They also have leadership, small engine, wood science, and dog projects. If there is a project that our local clubs don’t provide, you can join the club nearest you and become a project leader. Your child might be the only one interested in the project, and that’s fine. Club members meet with their families once a month. One thing I love about 4-H is that it is run by 4-Hers. The kids can gain leadership experience by serving as club officers–they are voted in. It’s fun how it’s run in a formal, old-school style.

The website provides a lot of great information about our local clubs, the existing projects, and potential projects.