Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.
The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.
A truly inspirational setting where farm and wilderness meet, the Wild Earth Homeschool Program provides a unique and deeply connective experience for 5-11 year olds. Skilled mentors offer students direct experience of caring for the land and animals of the farm, while learning a mix of wilderness living skills that will strengthen their relationship with themselves, each other, and the natural world.
Compassionate, knowledgeable and creative role-models will use a mix of games, storytelling, exploration and play to expand each child’s awareness of their surroundings, their interests and their ability to create a better world.
Curriculum areas include:
– Place Based Nature Connection
– Wilderness Living Skills
– Community Building
– Farm and Garden Education
*While the program was designed to meet the needs of homeschooled children, it is absolutely open to any child with an interest in nature!
Wild Earth and Phillies Bridge Farm and Wilderness Program Curriculum Includes:
Woods Adventuring and Wilderness Skills:
Naturalist Skills: basic identification skills, experiential field ecology, using field guides as a resource.
Shelter: understanding and building debris huts, lean-tos, and other shelter options.
Fire: primitive bow-drill and hand-drill, fire safety, fire tending will be demonstrated and taught.
Water: finding potable water, purifying, etc.
Wandering and Aidless Navigational Skills: lost proofing, directional awareness, song lining, map reading
Nature Games: a variety of energetic and intuitive games that inspire learning in embodied ways.