What are some past themes Saplings has explored?

Here is a list of some of the past themes we have explored:

Winter crafts, Owls, Leaves, Gratitude/ Mindfulness, Pumpkins/ Gourds, Indigenous Peoples, Spiders, Fall Equinox, Fungi, Seeds, Water cycle, Fairies, Summer Solstice, Slime, Apples, Earth Day, Butterflies, Insects, Rock Cycle, Bees, Frogs,

For each theme we read books and explore the topics through hands-on exploration, art, and stem projects.

We recently had our first Maker’s Market!


How can I register?

Contact Sarah to schedule a visit, then if Saplings is a good fit, and there is space, you will be invited to register.

What is the cost?

Prices vary by session. We encourage families by offering a discounted fee for additional children. Children 2 and under are free. For current costs, please visit this page.

What is the parent’s responsibility?

Parents are responsible for their own children when they are at the Saplings program and are expected to engage in the activities with the community. Parents are also asked to sign up on a cleaning rotation to assist with clean up.

Can children be dropped off?

Most of our families opt for the parent-participation program however drop-off is available for children 7+.

What does a day at Saplings look like?

Each week families will receive an email with resources introducing the weekly theme. Then, when arriving at Saplings, we will read books and discuss the topic for the day. We will then move to a group activity that supports the theme. There are games, books, open-ended toys, and art supplies available at all times. We have a picnic lunch and explore the nature-trail daily.

What is Saplings?

Saplings is a secular, mixed-age, nature-based homeschool co-op/ enrichment program geared toward children ages 5-12. Younger siblings are welcome.