Our Mission

We are a community based non profit dedicated to the enrichment of people's lives through outdoor education and nature connections.

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OUR VISION

ACORNS NW seeks to create resilience and strength within community through nature connection. Our values are based in sustainability, accessibility, inclusion and experiential education. 

We acknowledge continued learning on our journey as an organization and community, and strive for integrity, authenticity and health-based frameworks within our work. 

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We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
— JK Rowling

 

Community Involvement

We offer seasonal celebrations throughout the year, helping us connect with the cycles of the seasons, acknowledging and honoring ancestral celebratory patterns. 

Adult Programs

We offer adult programming throughout the year!

 Authentic Relating Events - In our mission to revive community connection, we have begun offering Authentic Relating Exploration events. This new and playful approach that is spreading across the continent and the world, supports playful and curious exploration of personal truths and the revolutionary nature of communicating with the self, as well as expressing ourselves fully and truthfully within community! Watch our Facebook page for more information on future events!

Intuition Building Workshops, Fire Building Classes, Natural Movement Workshops, Plant Medicine, Natural Fiber Arts, and more!

Youth programs

Weekly Programs: 

Wednesday and Friday, 9-3pm for ages 5-14
 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9-1:10pm for ages 2-5 (must be potty trained)

  Children must be kinder ready to attend full day programs. Ages 15-18 we are offering a work trade discount for weekly programs. Please email us with questions if you think your child might be ready before 5 and to inquire about work trade for your teen.

Benefits of outdoor education

 

  • Improves memory
  • Improves communication skills
  • Leadership skills improved
  • Student's cognitive abilities are better developed outside the classroom than in
  • Decreased stress
  • Promotes environmental awareness
  • Increased self-dependence and self-reliance
  • Enhanced enthusiasm about learning
  • Social adjustments, self-concept, and group cohesion improve

To ensure your child's safety we are are fully insured.

Photography provided by Heather McKenna - Please do not use without permission