Homeschool Classes

The goal of NSNP’s homeschool programs is to instill a love of nature in our students while also facilitating positive social interactions within the group. Our homeschool class routine is as follows: warm up with a group game, eat a quick snack, spend about 1-1.5 hours on focused exploration connected to the day’s theme followed by 30 minutes of free play/exploration. During this final half hour, students can practice specific wilderness skills, participate in group activities and games, or engage in individual exploration.

Listed homeschool classes are based at Camp Denison.


Late Winter Morning Homeschool Session

Mondays: February 26 – April 1, 10am – 12pm

Ages: 6-10

During our late winter homeschool class, students will witness the transition of winter into spring. We will note when the first plants emerge, search for salamanders and frogs (and their eggs), tap maple trees, and learn about the water cycle. There will also be plenty of time for open exploration and games.


Spring Homeschool Session

Mondays: April 22 – June 3, 10am-12pm

Ages 6-10

Our spring homeschool session will offer students an opportunity to investigate how local plants and animals take advantage of warming spring temperatures to further their survival. We will look for tadpoles in vernal pools and Baldpate Pond, traverse the trails in search of the first spring flowers, and help our pollinators by planting some native species along the rail trail.


Custom Programs

Don’t see a program that fits your needs or schedule? Contact us directly about creating a custom program for your homeschool cohort. Email Andrew Prazar at for more information.