Nature Camp “All Children in the Woods”

What a great opportunity for homeschool kids to enjoy nature! And for a great price! Come to all nature camps or pick and choose which fits your schedule. Just register in advance.

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Nature Camp “All children in the woods”–Spring Break

Nature Camp “All children in the woods” during Spring Break

and every Friday thereafter

Educational Expeditions LLC, a Prescott company owned by Mariana Altrichter, who is an environmental educator, is once more offering nature camp “All children in the woods” for the Spring Break (March 7-18, M to F) for kids ages 5-10, and every Friday thereafter until May 20th. (Summer nature camp: May 23-27).

This Nature camp aims 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.

 The camp is at Goldwater lake. Kids can be dropped off at any time between 8 am and 8:20 am, and are picked up at 3 pm. The group spends the whole time in the woods, within a few minute walk from the park facilities and bathrooms. The group size is limited to 16 kids with two instructors.  

 Cost: US $32 per day. Healthful snacks are provided twice a day. Registration deadline: February 19th. Important: Kids cannot be dropped off without previous registration. Limited space, register soon!.  

 CONTACT Mariana Altrichter for more details and registration forms:,

928-4455446,  909-2067623 (no text).

Instructors: Mariana Altrichter, is a teacher at Prescott College, with a PhD in conservation biology and over 20 years of experience in the field of environmental education. David Wise, kinder aide at Skyview, is a senior student at Prescott College majoring in outdoor education, human development and education. He has experience in music camps for children, art and music trek, and as an intern with the National Outdoor organization School. Other PC education students will be joining the camp to help.

Beginning IEW Writing Class-2nd Semester

Lydia Wimber, an Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW) trained teacher, has a few openings in her Beginning Writing Class for children 5-8, or K-2. The class has been meeting since the beginning of the school year, but she is welcoming new kids into the class. The class is just right for kids who have a basic foundation of reading and know how to write their ABCs (since that was all covered 1st semester). She encourages reading comprehension by asking the kids to summarize stories. She also gives the kids weekly spelling words, copy work, and journal writing exercises. She is a very motivating teacher with “ticket” rewards for the kids as they accomplish homework and goals.

Class meets: Mondays from 8:30-10am

Where: in Prescott Valley about 1 1/2 minutes from the public library

Cost: $40 per month, plus purchasing the class Workbook

Contact: Lydia Wimber 928-460-2345


Children’s summer Art Workshops 2015 


July 6-9, $80

Time: 10am-2pm

Or $25 per class

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Ages 5-11

Taught by: Josephine Archer   (M.F.A. in Art) 

These workshops will consist of creative hands on projects such as ceramics, Adobe ART, and Watercolor painting. All materials will be included with the exception of paintbrushes. Paintbrush multi-packs are about $5.oo 

Questions please call352-262-7963 or e-mail  

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Classical Conversations

Hi there!

If you or anyone you know of that would be interested – we are having another CC info meeting day on Wed., January 28th.
We will be meeting at 12pm –  bring your own lunch and have the kids play while the moms (parents) meet for a CC info meeting.

Later that day we will have another meeting at 6pm – 8pm at one of the local libraries.

If you would like to attend please contact me and I will give you the meeting address.

We are currently in negotiations with a local church in Prescott near the Senator Hwy to see if we can use their campus as our regular meeting place.  We would love to have you join us as we will hopefully be meeting once a week at this new location.


Maggie Jones
Director, Prescott Valley Classical Conversations
text / cell 928.642.8021

It’s a Wonderful Life

A bunch of homeschoolers are acting in this play. Come support them! Click on a link to see the flier and find out how to get tickets.

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Also, the director, Ben Naasz, is willing to give acting classes for homeschoolers only if there is enough demand. He would also be willing to do homeschool only productions/plays with practices in the afternoons if there is enough interest. Comment here if you would be interested in something like that in the future.


Elaine James Voice Lessons

Singing at the Elaine James Voice Studio in NW Prescott.

It’s private voice lessons (9:00 am–1:00 pm for homeschool students ) in Mrs. James’ home. Lessons are for 16 weeks with a formal recital at the end of the semester.

Vocal styles taught: Broadway, classical/opera, jazz, pop, and country.

Mrs. James specializes helping those who want leads in shows/musicals, to earn vocal scholarships, and gets students “audition ready”.

Lessons are weekly at $25/half hour.

Call or email Elaine for availability: (928) 776-1796,