Starting May 2018
we are offering programs
for 3 age groups
We will not be running a program in 2017 as we focus on curriculum development for the reopening of a more comprehensive program in 2018.
1 - Wolf Youth- for 7-9 year old homeschool or DL students.
2 - Wolf Youth- for 9-11 year old homeschool or DL students
3 -Teen Earth- for 12-15 year old homeschool or DL students.
Wilderness Based Programs for homeschooled children, ages 7- 9 and 9 -11:
We are offering two programs for youth, ages 7-9 and 9-11 who love to be outdoors and are passionate about the natural world. This Program will focus on our Naturalist Training Program, bringing the kids to deep understanding and comfort level in the natural world, learning through play, challenges, stories, music, adventures and art and skills projects that is based on principals of scaffolded learning that is self-directed and leads towards mastery.
A Wilderness Based Program for teens 12-15
We are offering this exceptional program to youth 12-15 who love to be outdoors and are passionate about the natural world. Learning is hands-on, experiential, passion-directed, research based and fully comprehensive.
After 15 years of working with John Young's 8 shield model, we have combined this experiential Wilderness Studies Program with progressive pedagogical practices and principles focusing on student-centered and experiential learning in natural and supporting environments. Research into adolescent development and Brain development will also allow us to meet the developmental needs of our Teen students and allow us to aid them through creating learning environments that are project based, self-directed and challenging and that will provide them the framework to flourish and excel as they continue on their life-long learning journey.
We are a Heartwood community
Participants in our program are encouraged to register with the Heartwood Program
Heartwood registered students will be able to spend one day with a registered BC teacher at our location to integrate their homeschooling and program activities into the BC curriculum grade level learning outcomes.
Our home base in the Cowichan Valley affords us access to a wide array of ecosystems and opportunities.
On our Monday and Tuesday Program we will spend time at Hwiemtun's Sacred Cedar Education Centre on traditional Cowichan Tribal Lands by the Cowichan river.
On our Thursday and Friday Program we will spend time in our cafe/classroom on the oceanfront in Cowichan Bay where we have access by way of our fleet of kayaks and canoes to the estuary, beaches and forest.
Two Rivers Intern Program
We are also offering a yearlong sustainable living program (Please contact us directly for more information about this).