“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – Confucius.
FALL Enrichment OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Program
Program runs from September 14th through December 7th 2021
NO transport available this season for any program.
TUESDAY Outdoor Adventures: $1200 (for 1 day/wk for 12 weeks)
Age: Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Days: Tuesday 9am-2pm.
Ratio: 12 students & 2 staff per group
If the program is full, please email [email protected] to be placed on our waitlist.
WEDNESDAY Outdoor Adventures: $600 (for 1 day/wk for 6 weeks – specific dates only).
Age: 8 yrs to 14yrs
Days: Wednesday 9am-2pm.
Ratio: 12 students & 2 staff per group (min 8)
“School’s Out” Art in Nature and Farm Exploration @ The Calleva Farm
Age: 1st to 8th Grade
Date: Thursday September 16th 9am-2pm/ $100 per day
Ratio: 12 students & 2 staff per group
Enrichment Outdoor Adventure Program Fall 2021
We are excited that we are able to continue offering our popular ‘Extra-Curricular’ programs into Fall, with Outdoor Adventures every Tuesday for students who are being homeschooled.
At Calleva, we understand the value of hands-on, real-life learning in the outdoors. For over 25 years, we have been providing outdoor adventure education to students from hundreds of schools in the DMV. This fall, we want to adapt these programs to meet the needs of our local families.
Our staff are well-trained educators with years of experience teaching students of all ages outdoors. Many of them have backgrounds in the traditional classroom setting, some even holding degrees in education.
We are offering a combination of Science, Art & Agricultural Education and Outdoor Adventures. All programs are focused on experiential education and problem-solving.
Especially in these unprecedented times, we know how crucial it is to get kids away from their screens and technology. Now more than ever, kids need to be doing something physical and fun in the great outdoors with their peers.
We are offering a mixture of our well-loved outdoor adventure programming for the elementary school age range with activities including; climbing, hiking local trails, archery, arts & crafts, nature exploration, shelter building, zip-lining and other team building challenges on our wooded ropes course.
Calleva Extracurricular is the perfect way to unplug and recharge each week!
We plan to be learning outside for 100% of the time, weather permitting. In the case of severe weather, we have various large barns and shops on the farm which can be used for shelter or as temporary learning areas. If away from the farm, the group will shelter in their bus or under a pavilion.
*Scroll down for Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Elementary Outdoor Adventures: K-5th Grade
All programs based on Calleva farm (or short drivable distance from farm). Activities will include:*
- Wilderness exploration (shelter & fire building)
- Challenge course
- Climbing and hiking at Sugarloaf mountain or other areas within 45 mins drive from farm
- Env Science, Agriculture inc farm animals, Arts & nature
- Inside activities such as indoor climbing wall
*All winter land activities will be chosen by the instructor each week to suit the age/interest level of the group and weather conditions.
All Outdoor Adventure Activities may use a bus to ‘shuttle’ students from one location to another.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As with every Calleva program, we will be outdoors in all weather.
- Children should be ready to spend their entire program/day out in the cold, damp Mid-Atlantic winter weather.
- They MUST arrive dressed for the outdoors, in suitable layers, footwear (waterproof winter boots), winter outerwear, gloves, hats, etc.
- Our covered but “open-air” barns provide shelter from precipitation but they are NOT heated. We will warm up around outdoor campfires whenever possible.
- Despite proper clothing and these other “warming” measures, there will be times when groups will need to warm up INDOORS. This means we will utilize a few heated rooms — small alcoves in our barns with electric heating — where we may retreat for some indoor activities. Children and adults will be wearing masks at all times when in these areas, but we do not have additional measures such as spaced-out tables or air filtration systems in place.
Refunds, Cancellations & Staying Safe
In the case of cancellation on the part of Calleva or the client (including mandated closures due to Coronavirus), you will be offered a pro-rated refund minus 10% non-refundable registration fee per transaction, or you can choose to keep the pro-rated remaining amount with Calleva as credit towards a future program.
The nonrefundable portion of your tuition helps Calleva to cover admin and COVID cleaning protocols in addition to credit card processing fees.
Any medical related refund requests will be considered on an individual basis.
If you cancel on or after 14 days before your program start date, you are obligated to pay for your child(ren’s) spot in the semester.
If Calleva cancels one or more sessions due to a positive case within the group, we will offer parents the option of a refund for up to 2 weeks worth of sessions or a credit towards a future Calleva program.
Medical Authorization Forms will still needed for all medications.
Policy: Please read and understand our current policies regarding KEEPING STUDENT HEALTHY with expectations for both campers, families, and staff while we operate under these heightened conditions. We also encourage you to spend time understanding our Infectious Disease Policy which includes the most recent requirements from the Department of Health and American Camping Association. Any children, staff or individual of any age with underlying medical conditions that are considered to be higher-risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19, will need to have a letter from their primary physician.
Outdoor Adventures At Calleva – ALL AGES
Calleva’s roots are dug deep in the outdoor adventure world and we believe there is no better place to do these activities than right in our very own backyard. We use local State and National Parks as our locations for our outdoor adventure activities. Although we offer a variety of activities, these experiences are build on shared themes and principles: adventure, teamwork, and — of course — FUN! In all of our programs, Calleva follows the “challenge by choice” model and students will be pushed to stretch themselves in a safe environment. We understand that there is often a huge range of experience levels and abilities within each group so our programs are designed to accommodate everyone.