Homeschool Programs

Nature Homeschool Program (Fridays, 8:30-11:30 a.m.)
Bring the concepts you teach at home to life! The BWA provides a half-day, close-to-home opportunity for exploration and learning in a natural setting. Each week we offer a different environmental or life science topic. All of our programs emphasize exploration and have a hands-on approach to scientific inquiry. Our lessons are built with the Colorado State Education Standards in mind. Our Homeschool Programs are open to the public regardless of a student's learning-style choice (homeschool, eLearning, or hybrid).

Weekly Themes

9/18  Wilderness Survival
9/25  Animal Adaptations
10/2  Scat, Tracks, and Bones
10/9  Geology Rocks
10/23  Fort Village Marketplace
10/30  Creepy Critters
11/13  Native Culture
12/11  Winter Wilderness Survival

Horse Homeschool Program (Fridays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.)
Get to know the horse beyond the hooves. This equestrian program will introduce all things horses including equine basics, grooming, tacking, horse safety, and riding. The theme will change with each session, but there will be a horse basics lesson at the beginning of each class for new attendees and a review for returners. All attendees need to wear long pants.

Private Homeschool Group Programs
If you can coordinate 5-20 students from your homeschool network, we will arrange a private nature or science based program for your group at an agreed upon date and time, subject to availability. Private programs run out of our Base Camp or can be done at a local park or green space. For more information or to schedule a private homeschool program, contact Jess Fangman at 303-471-7054 or [email protected].

Upcoming Homeschool Programs

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Time and Date Course Description

More Program Information

  • Ages: 7-13; If needed, groups may be split up according to age for effective teaching.
  • Ratio: For effective teaching, we keep group size to a maximum of 20 students and maintain a 1:10 teacher to student ratio. 
  • What to Wear: closed-toe shoes are required for all participants. Programs typically run rain, snow, or shine, so check the weather and dress accordingly.
  • What to Bring: A backpack packed with a reusable water bottle, snack, sunscreen, and an extra jacket or raincoat (based on the weather forecast).
  • Location: Backcountry Base Camp; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. Map & Directions.
  • Refund Policy: Refund and transfer requests must be made one week prior to the start date of the program. If we have to cancel a program, you will be given a full refund.  All refunds are processed with a $5 fee.

Questions? contact Jess Fangman at email or 303-471-7054.

We are working diligently to provide a clean, safe environment for you, but with all things related to COVID-19 there is inherent risk. It is up to you to choose to use the HRCA amenities, knowing that you assume risk when gathering with other people and visiting other facilities.