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Nature Homeschool Program (Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Transform your homeschool curriculum into a vibrant, hands-on experience! Join our Nature Homeschool Program at the Backcountry Wilderness Area, offering enriching half-day sessions close to home for exploration and learning in a natural environment, geared toward students first through eighth grade. Each eight-week session delves into a unique nature or science-related topic, fostering a deep connection to the natural world. Emphasizing exploration and a hands-on approach to scientific inquiry, our lessons are thoughtfully crafted with alignment to the Colorado State Education Standards, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging educational experience for your students.

Private Nature Homeschool Programs (Inquire for Availability)
Get a group of students or families together to schedule a private nature homeschool program! For those who do not want to enroll in an eight-week session, we are offering the opportunity to come out to the Backcountry Wilderness Area for a single nature homeschool program. Prices for these programs are $150 for up to 20 children for family-style programs where at least one adult is staying with the group, or $250 for up to 20 children for a drop-off style program.

Horse Homeschool Program (Fridays, 12:00 - 3:00 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 and closed-toe shoes.

Upcoming Homeschool Programs

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  • Ages: 
    - Nature Homeschool: geared toward students in 1st-8th grades (ages 6-14); If needed, groups may be split up according to age for effective teaching.
    - Horse Homeschool: 7-14; If needed, groups may be split up according to age for effective teaching.
  • Ratio:
    - Nature Homeschool: For effective teaching, we keep group size to a maximum of 20 students and maintain a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio. 
    - Horse Homeschool: For effective teaching, we keep the group size to a maximum of 8 students and maintain a 1:4 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:
    -  Nature: 
    Backcountry Base Camp; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125.
    Map & Directions.
    -  Horse: Backcountry Horse Corrals; 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.

Contact Ellen Dolph at [email protected] or 303-471-7054 for nature homeschool. 
Contact Abby DeGroot at [email protected] for horse homeschool.