Nature Explorers Homeschool

This Fall we will be continuing with our pick and choose style Nature Explorers Homeschool! Our interactive outdoor program will consist of 10 sessions where students may sign up for as many or as few as they like and pay per program. Pre-registration is required and classes will close the week before the actual program. There is a maximum for each week so sign up early!

With this homeschool program we are looking to broaden the way your children think about the environment. Our goal is to expand current knowledge while giving them the tools to interpret nature and make connections to the physical world around them. Please read on for more details and descriptions of the different topics that will be covered.

Please contact Environmental Educator, Sara Lee, via email or phone 803.547.1086 with any questions.


Meets: Tuesday from 1:30-3:30pm
Age Range: 7-12 years old
Cost: $20 a session
Dates: Sessions start on September 5th and the last session is November 14th. We will meet every Tuesday with the exception of September 26th.
Sign up: Register online here or call Member Services at 803.547.4575. Sign up for each session closes the week prior to the session. We recommend signing up for all the sessions you would like to attend in advance as each session has strict maximums. Registration begins August 3rd.
Registration Packet: The Registration Packet is due one week prior to the student’s first session and is required for every student and covers all sessions. Please email to Sara Lee, mail, or drop off in person to the Recreation Complex at 971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29716.
Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds if a student cancels a session within two weeks of the start date. However, students can transfer to other sessions but a transfer fee may be assessed.

Activities: Each week will be a different activity. Please click on the activity name to read more about it and see some photos.

September 5th - Low Ropes Challenger Course
Meet at the Adventure Center

September 12thCreek Stomping
Meet at the TBD

September 19thKayaking
Meet at the Rush Pavilion

September 26th – NO MEETING THIS WEEK

October 3rd – Entomologist for an Afternoon
Meet at the Nature Center

October 10thHerpetologist for an Afternoon 
Meet at the Nature Center

October 17thPrey Animals and Horse Riding
Meet at the Horse Barn

October 24th Taking Aim 
Meet at the Adventure Center

October 31stGrist Mill Hike 
Meet at the Field Trial Barn

November 7th – Birds of Prey and Falconry
Meet at the Rush Pavilion

November 14thCamping 101 
Meet at the Rush Pavilion