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OAE Homeschool Co-op

This OAE Co-op is designed to provide outdoor learning expeditions to school age students (2 groups – 6-9 year old students and 10-15 year old students), recognizing the benefits that accompany being outdoors and learning in God's creation here at Twin Oaks. We will aim to provide opportunities that exercise creative thinking, build resiliency and adaptability, and increase student's sense of wonder; presenting your kids with the chance to fall in love with learning outdoors! We will also spend time looking at what God's word says about the world He created and what Bible says about us. There will also be some focus on soft skills, such as team building, problem solving, and collaboration.

Schedule:

This Co-op will meet monthly for full days of learning (8:30-3:30). We will typically meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting in October (December different).

  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 7 (1st Wednesday)
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17

A typical day will include as much time outside as possible, so students would need to dress appropriately. Below is an example of a possible schedule:

8:15 Arrival + First Word (morning scripture lesson/devotional)
8:45 Weather
9:00 Tools for Learning
9:40 Discovery Hike
10:10 Observation Place
10:25 Gathering Time + Snack
11:00 Learning Expedition – experimentation activity
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Free Play + Group Read
1:00 Outdoor Adventure – options may include orienteering, snow shoeing, canoeing, snow forts, etc.
2:00 Research + Report
3:00 Last Word (closing scripture lesson)
3:30 Departure

Example Learning Expeditions:

  • Ecosystems
  • Water Study
  • Geology
  • Botany Study
  • Mammals, plants, water Bioblitz

The staff and leaders:

Inspiration Point has a staff of highly trained individuals with significant experience in leading kids; equipped with the knowledge and skills to teach, guide and care for individuals. Our staff has a passion for the outdoors and helping kids discover, explore, and learn in this environment.

Cost:

$400/student (includes all 8 sessions), students must be registered by Monday, October 10

How to register:

Call our office: 218-338-4572 or email Malleri Stoen (malleri.stoen@ipoint.org) with the following information:

  •  Name of Student (s)
  •  Age & Grade Level of Student
  • Parent Name
  • Contact information – email and cell number
  • Gender of Student
  • Payment Information Details
  • Brief explanation of students' competency in reading and writing skills along with any pertinent learning challenges.

Disclaimer: We need to meet a minimum amount of 10 students per age group by October 10th. If that number is not met, we would issue a full refund and the program would be cancelled.