What is happening at Red Oaks

  • Classes are currently offered on Thursdays in Spring and Fall to enrich a homeschool education and provide regular free play in nature in a social setting. 
  • Monthly Family Workshop Series are beginning fall of 2018 to encourage family time in nature with topics and activities to celebrate the changing seasons. 
  • 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. 
  • We are currently searching for land to create a permanent space to offer our classes and fulfill many of our goals including Forest Pre-school, community gardens, workshops, community outreach, and much, much  more. 

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.
  • Tripled our membership in 3 years and currently serving over 70 kids ranging from pre-k to high school. 
  • Established as a non-profit in 2017.