Heron Home School Survival Training 

(Ages 6-10)

All Homeschool Programs are held in Conway, MA

Fridays, 9 am to 3 pm weekly (Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions)


Starts Friday, September 15, & is 10 weeks (with possibility of Extra Fall Days into December)

Winter SESSION 2024

Starts Friday, January 5, & is 8 weeks (skipping February vacation week)


Starts Friday, March 22, & is 10 weeks (skipping April vacation week)

25 Years of Mentoring youth

Heron is our signature program, taking place since 1999! In 2020, all Home school Programs moved to Conway, MA!

Hundreds of homeschoolers have taken the challenge of the Heron, and have developed their nature awareness and wilderness living skills; many have become Swift Eagles (which is held at the same time/same place as Heron and is for teens and preteens)!

We run programs throughout the year in all seasons

Curriculum covered is seasonal according to the natural laws and cycles of nature. For the development of wilderness living skills, it is necessary that we follow the rhythms of the Earth by harvesting materials and creating our earthen wares in the proper season.

That was the awesome-est Heron I've ever had! exclaimed Xavier as he came out of the woods...traipsing through 2 feet of snow!

WHO: Ages 6-10
WHERE: Conway, MA
WHEN: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Fall (10-week), Winter (8-week) & Spring (10-week) sessions
HOW MUCH: Early-Bird pricing starts @ $92/class + $10 for T-shirt, which only available for Spring session

* 50% tuition due upon registration; balance due within 2 weeks after the start of Program...payment plan is available

Parents of Heron participants say...

Our 9 yo daughter had been having a hard time last winter. We had just removed her from a school where there was a lot of stress and unkindness and then she had a severe fracture of her leg while skiing. It was a blow to her confidence and we watched her, for the first time, worrying that the world might be an unsafe place. Heron welcomed her into the fold and the group even pulled her through the woods on a sled so she could continue non-weightbearing with her fractured leg.

The first day I dropped her off it was sub-zero winter weather and I left many phone numbers sure that she would need to be picked up early. Quite the contrary----when I came at pickup time she was the last one to leave and kept playing and talking with the happy group while the parents shivered miserably in the parking lot. It is a magical program where everyone is special. For our daughter it was more—she learned to feel safe in the world again, to trust her body and her knowledge and be empowered again. Thank you Frank and all the amazing leaders there!

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