Outdoor Adventures & Wilderness Survival

Homeschool, Summer, Vacation & other Children Programs

When immersed in nature, children thrive! Since 1999, Earthwork Programs has been developing relationships with children and families throughout the Pioneer Valley with our incredibly unique approach to education and mentoring along with our dynamic social curriculum of the Nurtured Heart Approach. Our approach creates a rich environment for everyone to flourish and ignites the greatness within to emerge. We help create inner wealth, self-confidence and trust of self and others.

Through our engaging, experiential style, your children and teens learn valuable and FUN skills in outdoor survival, finding their way in the woods, animal tracking, hand drill and fire making, nature awareness and wilderness skills. The outdoors is your child's school and playground!

Homeschool Programs

Children in our homeschool programs experience a cross-curricular environment of reading, math, physical education, natural sciences, critical thinking and much more.

Read about our Curriculum

Weekly 6-hour classes are held in Conway, MA, during the Fall (10-week), Winter (8-week) and Spring (10-week)

Heron: Ages (6-10 years old)

  • Immersion in nature, learning wilderness skills and nature awareness

Swift Eagle: Preteen-Teen (11-17 years old)

  • Hands-on, character building journey through wilderness living skills and nature awareness activities for older children.

Ages 7+ All are held in Conway, MA, starting at the end of June and continue through August; most are Monday through Friday, 9 am-3 pm. There are specific weeks for ages 5-7, 7+ and several options for preteens and teens.

The core of Earthwork Programs, Summer Program participants will explore these (and more!) hands-on activities as time and interest permit:

  • Create stone and bone tools;
  • Become invisible! Gain skills in stalking and camouflage;
  • Practice fire-making without matches;
  • Build natural shelters;
  • Play primitive games;
  • Track animals;
  • Gather wild edible and medicinal plants.

Spring Survival Vacation Program

Ages 8+ Held in Conway, MA, during April school vacation. Experience the WILD in spring in our beautiful forest and fields!

Winter Survival Vacation Program

Ages 7+ Held in Conway, MA, during February school vacation. Experience winter awakening in our beautiful forest and fields!

WolfQuest After School Programs

Ages 8+ Held in towns through the Pioneer Valley. Children are encouraged to welcome the awakening and magic that nature brings. Contact us to request WolfQuest at your child's school!