Outdoor Elementary Homeschool Program

(Formerly Enriched Kids)

Operating in Santa Barbara & Glendale 

About Our Program

We are a daytime outdoor enrichment program for TK-4th graders providing homeschooling families unique hands-on nature activities, art projects, nature crafts, scientific discovery, and a great deal of interest-led exploration. Our program is anchored in child-led, "place-based" nature learning, which provides unlimited opportunities for cross-curricular studies engaging children in hands-on projects, experiments and deep dives into spontaneous investigations - all while developing confidence and a love for the natural world around them!

Enjoy our fun and intimate groups 7:1 student/staff ratios and a maximum of 14 children per day. Our Directors and Facilitators have completed comprehensive trainings in Elementary Forest Schooling, Environmental Education, Naturalist Studies, Early Childhood Development, Emotional Development, Elementary Education, Elementary Montessori, Wilderness First Aid, and Leadership. We hope you can join us this year!

Exploration Stations

Welcome Explorers! The crux of our learning is in our Exploration Stations where children enjoy hands-on activities during daily activity sessions. We facilitate new content each week covering the following areas over the school year:

Nature Studies

Explore the five senses, discover and compare different habitats and ecosystems, and engage with the plants and animals who live there.


Express creativity with different modalities of art including watercolors, acrylics, process art, chalk, oil pastels, colored pencils, nature paint and more.

Wilderness Skills

Develop basic survival skills to be a nature explorer learning how to use tools, knots, how to build shelter, and identify various nature dangers.

Local History

Learn about the practices and try making crafts from the Chumash and other Native American cultures from around the Western United States.


Enjoy nature-based science activities and games. Take advantage of these natural opportunities as we deep dive into our local wilderness.


Use nature as a foundation for arts & crafts creations. Discover how to immerse yourself in the wild to make creative and useful expressions.

Earn Specialist Badges!

Children have the opportunity to become Nature Ranger Specialists by completing tasks and earning badges! Following a short group lesson, kids will be given the option to pursue a set of activities related to the topic, designed to deepen their awareness and familiarity through experience. Four different badge opportunities will be available each month. 

Every Day Also Includes:

Kindness & Respect

We reinforce polite communication, kind interactions and respectfully treating all living things the way we would like to be treated.

Nature Walks

Build on hiking skills starting with wilderness wanders, and growing to optional longer hikes all while growing self-confidence and tenacity.

Open Arts & Crafts

Paint, draw, sew, gather, collect and assemble crafts and make artwork. Every day includes free expression in the form of various arts and crafts.

Games & Free Play

Run and play and create! Kids always enjoy a healthy helping of free-form fun to move their bodies and learn through child-led play!

Now Enrolling for 2022-23 School Year!

Rolling Admissions (Space Permitting)
September 11, 2023 - June 7, 2024
34 Weeks
Attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 Days/week*
(*Charter School Approved up to 2 days/week)

Tuition & Payment Plans

Annual Tuition

Reflects 10% Pay-in-Full Reduction

$2295/1 day a week

$4590/2 days a week

$6885/3 days a week

$9180/4 days a week

Prorated rates for joining mid-year

But what do you do when it rains?

Read our FAQ's to learn more about our rhythms and practices including how to enroll with CA Charter School funds.

Join us for a school year to remember!

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