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

Fall Clinics

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

Only one spot left! To register please click here

Fall II Clinics
Music and Movement: (In Discovery Lodge Building) 
KYLIE'S BACK FOR MORE! Get moving and grooving with our combo music class. Each class will integrate instruments and dance routines. Over the course of the program participants will work on their range of movement, rhythm, and working with others to create a routine. At the end of the program participants will perform a routine for parents and friends at Camp Arrowhead. Youth Ages 8-13. Wednesday Nights 6:00-7:00pm in main building Discovery Lodge. Program runs 11/02/2016 through 12/14/2016, we will not meet 11/23/2016. 
$48 for members, $58 for non-members


Wicked Cool Discovery Lab (In Long House Building) 
Wicked Cool science lessons wrapped up into one fun-filled program! Explore the Earth by making mesozoic volcanoes and delve deep into the ocean to the coral reefs. Get electrified creating simple circuits and become a chemist to make rainbow slime. Each week we’ll get into fun science and engineering challenges-all tried and true favorites! Limited to 12 participants: 3, 1 hour sessions. Youth ages  7-12. Saturdays 10:00-11:00am
Session 1: November 5, 12, 19— Volcanoes, Coral Reef, Earthquakes     $30 for members; $40 non-members for individual session
Session 2: December 3, 10, 17— Circuits, Rainbow Slime, Build the Tool     $30 for members; $40 non-members for individual session
Session 1 and 2: $50 for members, $70 for non-members

Registration for Fall II Programs will begin October 3rd 


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.