Free Day Camp at Sharlot Hall Museum


Thank you for sharing information concerning our upcoming Day in the Life program at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Due to the Prescott Homeschool Hub’s help in spreading awareness about our program, we have been able to fill in our available spaces for next week’s program! At this time therefore, we are unfortunately unable to take any more registrations. I just wanted to take a moment to update your forum about this opportunity in case in the coming days there may be more interest from its members.

Although we are unable to accept any more registrations for July 26th program, we are always interested in more programming opportunities with local educational communities, and welcome any questions community members have about tours, programs, and special events. If yourself or any other members may have questions about these possibilities, I would love to share information and do some brainstorming. I can be reached at (928) 277-2014 (in the last day or so I was provided with a new phone number for my office) or of course by email at

On July 26th, the museum is a hosting a free Day in the Life program for youth involved in local organizations. We currently have more openings than we anticipated in this program and would like to invite any interested youth ages 6 – 12 to join us at the museum for a free, fun day of games, crafts, and a private hands-on tour of our newest exhibit. In the morning, we will also be featuring Living History demonstrators who will be providing opportunities for youth to engage directly with history. The Living History experiences will provide participants with the opportunity to complete activities with the interpreters, such as using a 19th century printing press and interacting with toys from the late 1800s. This program will also include a pizza lunch provided by the Sharlot Hall Museum! Registration and check-in will begin at 9 am, with the program starting at 9:30. The program will conclude at 4 pm, with pick-up starting then as well.

I would greatly appreciate if this information could be shared within the Prescott Homeschool Hub. If any individuals are interested in this fun and free program, they should not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to provide more information! I may be reached at 928-445-3122, ext. 29 or Our roster is limited, so interested families should register quickly to secure a spot! Registration will be closing Monday, July 24th. Once notified of individuals’ interest, I will send the application with additional information about the schedule and set-up for the day.


Jenny Pederson

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.

Nature Camp: All Children in the Woods

Shared by Mariana Altrichter:
I wanted to spread the word about a nature camp  “All children in the woods” that I run during school breaks, and now, on Fridays. I think it can be an additional resource for families who want their kids to spend time outdoors and learn natural history, ecology, and conservation, to develop team work abilities, and to meet other children in a safe, fun environment.
I am a teacher at Prescott College, and my personal passion is to help children to connect with nature. For this reason, I created a camp where kids spend time in the woods, playing, exploring, doing art, learning, and having fun. I focus on caring and respect, for each other and for nature. I have organized many activities where kids learn ecological concepts, without even know they learning. I base all games on cooperation and collaboration rather than competition, and teach about the power of team work. I pay attention to enhancing interpersonal skills and conflict resolution through dialogue and expression.
This camp will be offered on Fridays April 10th and 17th, and May 1st, 8th and 15th, from 7:30/8 am to 3 pm, at Goldwater Lake. 
It costs $32 per kid per day. We provide healthy, organic snacks twice a day, and we provide all the art supplies. Kids bring their lunch and water.
The camp is designed for children ages 5 to 9. We keep a small group (max 15 kids) with two qualified adult instructors (myself and a second instructor).
I am attaching a flyer with more information and details.
thanks in advance, and I hope we can work together to provide our kids the benefits that connecting with nature offer.
You can contact me by email at or or by phone at 928-4455446
Mariana also has a great flyer that shares more information about this Nature Camp. Please email her to ask for more details about the camp.