What is happening at Red Oaks
Homeschool classes are currently offered on Wednesdays in Spring and Fall to enrich a homeschool education and provide regular free play in nature in a social setting.
Seasonal workshops are offered to give families time together in nature with added educational content.
Offering stewardship opportunities, guided hikes, and citizen science days for all ages.
Offering environmental educator workshops for aspiring naturalists, homeschool parents, and anyone interested in learning how to teach varying aspects of environmental education.
Camp-outs are scheduled throughout the year in eastern Kentucky and beyond; exploring new ecosystems and habitats, as well as, building bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. These opportunities provide lots of support for families new to camping.
Launched Mighty Acorns; our pre-k program for ages 3-6 ready to build confidence and explore in nature in all weather.
Partnering with the University of Kentucky to offer Taking Flight, student-led, inquiry based research methods classes. Introducing kids to the world of science through the exploration of local Northern Cardinal populations.
Launched Trail Boss; our drop-off program for 7-10 year olds ready to blaze some trails!
Partnering with foster homes to provide guided hikes and citizen science opportunities to share the healing power of nature.
What We offer
Age-appropriate, nature-based content all taught outside, rain or shine.
Opportunities to increase fitness, strength, and team building through activities like hiking and rock climbing.
Free play in nature as a part of every session.
Stewardship opportunities to get involved in ecological restoration.
Out-of-home socialization opportunities for homeschool families.
What we have achieved
Helped families commit to weekly time in nature.
Brought nature immersion and citizen science opportunities to kids in foster care.
Tripled our membership in 3 years and currently serving over 90 kids ranging from pre-k to high school.
Established as a state registered non-profit in 2017 and 501c3 in 2019.
Held our first successful fund-raiser to build a stage coming Fall 2019.
Featured in many print and on-line publications sharing the many benefits of time in nature.
Our Director participated in Tedx Corbin, sharing the mental and physical healing benefits of time in nature.