ACNW offers two Homeschool Weeks (November and January) to extend our quality K12 programming to the homeschool community. We specialize in overnight experiences for K–12 students and our classes are aligned with MN Academic Standards.
Join for us for a two- to three-day environmental learning experience during a week designated for homeschool families. During these weeks your students will have the opportunity for more in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Through class options focused on ecology, wildlife, adventure, or cultural and natural history they will discover new ways to connect with the natural world, challenge themselves to push the limits of their comfort zones, and have fun in a new learning environment.
The homeschool fields trips include lodging, all meals and a variety of classes led by our educational staff. We offer these at a tiered family rate to make them more affordable for homeschool parents and co-ops.
Visit our Calendar of Events for dates and more info.
Fall week (November)
Class options include:
- Predator Prey
- Fish Function
- Creek Creatures
- Nature Journaling
- Raptors by Family
Winter week (January)
Class options include:
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ojibwe Hike
- Animal Signs
- Silent Hunters
- Clean, Green Energy
Climbing wall, low and high ropes course may also be available depending on age and number of students. The number of classes you choose will depend on the length of your visit and we will work with you to create the best experience for you students and specific learning goals.
We intend for homeschool parents and teachers to utilize a portion of their time here to network, share ideas and experiences and network with other home educators. We hope it can be a great learning opportunity for students, teachers and parents alike. We welcome families of all sizes and cooperatives are encouraged to inquire. There is a student minimum of 24 in order to carry out programming so spread the word, tell other homeschool families or cooperatives and let’s make it happen!
Homeschool Field Trip Pricing*
One-night, two-day option
(includes 1 night lodging, 4 meals and classes):
- First participant – full price $92
- Second and third participants – 25% off ($69)
- Additional participants – 50% ($46)
Two-night, three-day option
(includes 2 nights lodging, 7 meals and classes):
- First participant – full price $116
- Second & third participants – 25% off ($87)
- Additional participants – 50% ($58)
* pricing is per person (student or adult)
Note: Families will stay in the same room. There should be at least one parent involved (no drop-offs).
ACNW is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement