Homeschool

Homeschool Programming

We’re not your typical classroom! Children ages 5-15 can be dropped off at 9:30AM until 1:30PM each Wednesday to enjoy engaging topics with their peers.
Camp Arrowhead offers 55 acres of fields, creeks, and wooded areas for your homeschooler to explore. Each Wednesday, students will learn through hands-on activities that focus on Outdoor Living Skills (OLS), Environmental Education (E), Cultural (C), Historical (H), Health Education (HE), and Science Technology Engineering Math (S) topics. View our registration brochure to view class focus areas. Career connections will be made each class to expose children to exciting paths and possibilities. 

Please be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies, as we may be making or using food during lessons.
Your homeschooler should be prepared for each class with weather-appropriate attire, a lunch, water, and sneakers.
Children registered in the program may be using the challenge course, archery range, climbing tower. Guardians will need to complete a waiver prior to class to grant permission to their child(ren) to use area. Waivers will be available at drop-off.

Meet and Greet, September 7th 9:30am until 12:00pm
Learn about our Wednesday Homeschool program and meet the staff! Hear about the upgrades to our programming and class topics for the year. Staff will be giving a tour of the grounds. Enjoy a family STEM activity in our homeschool room as we wrap up the day. RSVP is required. Please contact Sarah Mikiewicz at sarah.mikiewicz@rochesterymca.org.

Session Dates and Information
Session 1: September 14- October 26 Homeschool Session 1.pdf
Session 2: November 2- December 21
Session 3: January 4- February 15
Session 4: March 1- April 12
Session 5: April 26- May 31

There will need to be a minimum of 6 children to run any week’s programming.

 


CLINICS

Summer EXPLORERS CLUB

What is Explorers Club? Time for your young adventurer to get their hands dirty as they experience nature in its finest. Each class will cover a new environmental topic and end with a meal cooked over the fire.  Explorers Club meets every Thursday during the Summer.  What time? Exploring begins at 4:30 and ends at 6:30pm. Explorers who are not in camp will need to be signed in. 

Who can explore? Explorers club is for all children going into grades 2-6 in the 2016-2017 school year.

What is the cost? Explorers club is $15 for 2015 members, $20 for non-members.

What type of meals will be served? Each explore will have the chance to help prepare and cook a camping meal either over the fire or using camping equipment. Please let staff know of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies prior to dropping off your explorer. This way we can make sure to have an alternative meal available. All meals will have a vegetarian option. 

What happens in the event of rain? Programming will continue rain or shine.

Is it fun? Fun and then some! Explores will be learning as they get their hands dirty. Each meeting will have a new fun topic that covers a variety of environmental and recreation topics.

Click here to see the full list of dates, descriptions and meal plans

Registration available online or at Southeast and Camp Arrowhead

 

Fall Clinics

Muggle (Human) Quidditch: Quidditch, isn't that for wizards? Join us for Muggle (human) quidditch at Arrowhead. During the course of the session, participants will learn and rotate through the different positions: seeker, chasers, beaters, and keeper. They will also learn the rules and regulations of how to play this magical team-oriented sport. All equipment is provided. Youth ages 7-10, Saturdays starting September 10th through October 29th, Lessons begin at 10:30AM and run until 11:30AM. Minimum of 10 to run class.
       Members $49, Non-members $86

Robin Hood (Archery Instructions): Learn how to 'split the arrow' as we practice our archery skills over the course of the session. Lessons will include equipment care, proper shooting stance, aiming, and scoring. The last class will be an in-house tournament. Youth ages 7-13, Saturdays starting September 17th through October 29th. Lessons begin at 9:00AM and run until 10:00AM. Minimum of 6 to run the class.
       Members $49, Non-members $86

To register for any of the above classes please click here

 


Events

Moonlight Hikes
Join other families and our guides as the group adventures on a moonlight hike through Arrowhead and the Powder Mills Park area. Enjoy some night time camp games along the journey and/or after. The night will end with a bonfire, and of course, s'mores. Head lamps are available but we do recommend bringing your own lighting.
Pre-registration is required. Open to the community. Recommended for participants 7+ but all are welcome! $3.00 a person.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016

All hikes will meet at 7:30PM, depart at 7:45PM, fire begins at 9:00PM

Register here


For teambuilidng, retreats, birthday parties, or special events please visit our Group Adventure & Programming page.