We will post urgent news here. (i.e. Weather closures, emergency cancellations)
ATTENTION ALL ACORNS FAMILIES:
Starting JUly 24, 2017 acorns will be charging for late pick up. $5.00 for the first five minutes, $1.00/minute after the first five.
Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMING AVAILABLE NOW
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT:
**FALL 2017 PRESCHOOL LISTED**
Year-Round Forest Preschool!!! TUESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY
OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL FIELD TRIP JUNE 15, 2017
SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT JUNE 20 7-10 PM
From the team that brings you the Winter Solstice Spiral:
A Summer Solstice Celebration
June 20th 7-10pm
The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to awaken. It is the time to step into our power and celebrate!
Join us for this intergenerational celebration as we drum, dance, and sing out our solstice intentions around the fire.
We open the doors at 7pm for a potluck style finger food picnic.. Please bring a snack to share and label ingredients for those who might be allergen sensitive. To keep our envirnmental footprint as minimal as possible we are requesting folks bring their own reusable tableware for drinks and eats.
There will be activities for the kids and the kids at heart...shaker making, bubbles, dancing streamers and more
The drumming circle will begin about 8:00pm.
Please bring your drums, rattles, shakers and a song to share!
Dress for the weather.
Even if it rains there will be a portion that will take place outdoors.
*****SNOW DAY*****February 7, 2017
Outdoor preschool is cancelled today due to icy road conditions. please enjoy this white winter wonderland today from home.
Spring Break April 3-7, 2017 9:00-3:00
Electronic Registration Available at:
Enjoy the rest of the winter break. Classes will not be happening this week. See you back next week after the new year.
Preschool-Tuesday January 3 & 5, 2017
Forest School-Friday January 6, 2017
12/09/16 SNOW DAY-FRIDAY PROGRAM CANCELLED TODAY
Due to snow conditions in the area we are following the Olympia School Districts lead and cancelling program today. Hope everyone is safe and warm today!
Hi ACORNS families FRIDAY CLASS CANCELLED 10/14/16
Your youth and our staff's safety is always our highest priority at ACORNS. In light of major weather events expected Thursday 10/13 through Sunday 10/16 afternoon, we have opted to error on the side of safety. Friday's weekly program will be cancelled. Due to this unforeseen event we will be offering our prepaid youth the opportunity to attend a future program day of your choice.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again for supporting ACORNS NW!
Excited to announce Outdoor Preschool with ACORNS!! Starts September 27, 2016.
Summer Break ACORNS Day Camp
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY BY EMAILING US AT: ACORNSOLYMPIA@GMAIL.COM
WEEK 1: JUNE 20-JUNE 24: ACORNS ADVENTURE WEEK
WEEK 2: JUNE 27-JULY 1: HUTS, DWELLINGS, & LEAN-TO'S
WEEK 3: JULY 4-JULY 8: BUSHCRAFT/SURVIVAL SKILLS
WEEK 4: JULY 11-JULY 15: THEATER & IMPROV
WEEK 5: JULY 18-JULY 22: SNEAKING CAMOUFLAGE
WEEK 6: JULY 25-JULY 29: ADVANCED BUSHCRAFT
WEEK 7: AUGUST 1-AUGUST 5: FIBER & WILDERNESS CRAFTS
WEEK 8: AUGUST 8-AUGUST 12: WILD ABOUT BIRDS
WEEK 9: AUGUST 15-AUGUST 19: WIZARD CAMP
WEEK 10: AUGUST 22-AUGUST 26: 1800'S HOMESTEADING
Detailed descriptions of each week's theme listed below.
Week 1: June 20 - June 24
ACORNS Adventure week! ($235) Let's learn the basics, like how to use and respect a knife & axe and how to create a fire without matches. Have you ever wanted to build a shelter in the woods or just explore the wilds with your friends? Then this is the camp for you!
Week 2: June 27-July 1
Hermit huts, Forest dwellings, and Ancestral Lean-tos: ($235) Let's build some Forts! We will be constructing a Summer village with what the woods have to offer us. We will be learning Wattle & dob construction along with building survival shelters and how to live in hammocks and maybe build a treehouse or two.
Week 3: July 4 - July 8
Bushcraft Survival Skills: ($235, $20 materials fee) Join us as we delve deeper into what it means to survive in woods. Whether it is crafting a basket to gather berries or starting a fire with a bow drill. You will end this week with a possible bag full of everything you need to survive in the woods.
week 4: July 11 - 15
Theatre and Improv ($235)
Unleash your inner clown! Hone the goofs within your heart! Join Seattle comedians Brittany Tipton and Caitlin Obom for a week of clowning, improv, and sketch comedy. Together, we'll learn to use our bodies and surroundings to build a story in the moment, put our heads together to write some scripted scenes, and talk about how to work together to use comedy for the powers of good. Get ready to end the week with a performance, a folder of scripted sketches, and some short, student-generated videos.
week 5: July 18 - July 22
Art of Stealth and Camouflage: ($235) How does Rabbit avoid Hawk or why do you never see Coyote in the wild? This week we will be learning from our animal elders how to be stealthy and silent. We will also be experimenting with using Camouflage to disguise ourselves. there will be tons of games and interesting challenges throughout the week.
Week 6: July 25 - July 29
Advanced Bushcraft/survival: ($235, $20 materials fee) Join us again as we learn more about survival skills! This week we will be focusing more on putting all of our skills to practice. Beyond that, we will be learning a few more advanced skills such as bow craft, slings, slingshots and how to set snares.
Week 7: August 1 - August 5
Wildcraft and Fibercraft: ($235, $20 materials fee) This week we will be exploring how to take natural materials like the bark of trees and plants and make it into baskets. We will make cordage from plants like nettle and Yucca. Then, using our new material we knit and crochet some sweet threads for ourselves. we will also be creating some para-cord bracelets and friendship bracelets.
Week 8: August 8 - August 12
Wild about birds: ($235) Let's learn all about our feathered friends! we will be playing lots of group games related like Run-Red-Robin-Run and hands-on activities like match this feather with the its owner. What makes an owl the stealthiest of predators? How does the falcon see a single pigeon cruising 60 miles above it? All these question will be answered and more!
Week 9: August 15 - August 19
Magician Camp: ($235, $20 material fee) you have received an invitation to the secretive magic academy of Maplehurst. Here you will learn about the different disciplines of magic and pick one you want to master! Whether it is with a wand or arcane hand gestures you will find what suits you best. We will also be embarking on a multi-day quest to earn your wizarding stripes.
Week 10: August 22 - 26
Pioneer Homestead: ($235, $20 materials fee) Are you ready to travel back in time? Back to when washington was just starting to be settled, back when this was the Oregon territory. This week we go back in time to experience the past first hand! What does it takes to build a cabin, cook a meal, make medicine, and navigate the land? Let's find out together, join us for a rollicking good time!
Week 11: August 29 - Sept. 1
Witch camp ($235, $20 materials fee) ages 11-15, for female identified and gender nonconforming kids.
This is a week long camp for youth coming into their own magic and power. We have a very specific image for what a WITCH is: Broom Sticks, Black Cats and Pointy Hats. But who is the modern day witch, what do they look like? And what do they do to practice magic and find their power? Could it be you?
Throughout the week, we will explore all things witches, learn about listening to plants, making potions, using all our special senses, making power necklaces, finding magic in our bodies, exploring the wilderness, making rituals and making new magical friends. Every Afternoon a different witch from our community will join us to teach a special skill or craft that will help you feel creative, guided, confident and magical!
Photography provided by Heather McKenna - Please do not use without permission