Mondays 10am to 4pm
Designed for, but not limited to the home school community.
Cedar Grove is full outdoor immersion throughout the year and changing seasons. The program delivers invisible learning and healthy development through responsive mentorship, sensory awareness games, primitive skills & self-sufficiency challenges, as well as timeless journeying among surrounding swamps, waterways, cedar groves, open fields, hardwood stands, and rocky outcroppings. Key moments and discoveries are integrated into group learning and culture through well placed questions, pouring over field guides, sketching, stories, mapping, and repeat visits to best locations.
As with all our GOS programs, Cedar Grove is a balance. It features hands-on experiences of ancient fire making, mapping, plant identification, storytelling, archery, shelter building, and tracking animals, balanced wit the so-called 'soft skills' of careful listening and using best words, of co-operation and peacemaking, thanksgiving and sharing the story of the day.
Cedar Grove Full Year features opportunity for more long term projects and better reflects our commitment to sustained mentoring relationships. Professional facilitators have an increased opportunity to identify areas for growth and development for the individual and group. Our model seeks to foster the character attributes of resilient, capable, and service minded people. Our daily work promotes Quiet Mind, Common Sense, Aliveness and Agility, Inquisitive Focus, Caring and Tending, Service to Community, Awe and Reverence, and Self-Sufficiency. The learning experience is dynamic, emergent, multi-sensory, exciting. The emphasis is on connection before facts, questions as much as answers, wonder as much as knowledge.
Registration is welcome at any time, fees are automatically pro-rated