Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need any special clothing or equipment?
Children should come dressed weather appropriately for the class and ready to get dirty! We recommend either waterproof boots or comfortable walking shoes, as well as long pants and socks. You can read our tips here.
Do you provide any equipment?
We provide our explorers with brightly colored “pinnies” to wear over their clothing so we can keep track of our groups and identify all of our Explorers. We also provide plastic ponchos for rainy days, as well as any tools or materials we may need for the weeks’ lesson – such as magnifying glasses, insect jars, or flower guides.
Will my child get dirty?
Yes! Our Explorers immerse themselves in nature and get dirty doing it! We may be crawling through brush, seeing how mud can be used as camouflage, and more. During our nature play we may come in contact with ticks and itchy plants. While we always do everything we can do avoid these hazards, when they happen we use these encounters as ways to teach our Explorers about wilderness safety and taking care of ourselves outdoors. Our staff are there to make sure our Explorers’ experiences stay safe and nurturing, considering the age, health and experience level of the groups.
We do instruct parents to give their children a shower after each day on our program. We also provide life-size tick identifying cards to each child to bring home.
What do you do when it rains or snows?
Our programs are rain or shine so our Explorers can experience nature in all its forms – we find the rainy days are often some of our Explorer’s most fun and memorable times. We will hold our programs through all types of weather, as long as doing so would not be hazardous or unsafe. This also helps teach our Explorers the importance of dressing appropriately for all kinds of conditions. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to school closures for inclement weather.
How many children are in one class?
Class sizes are typically between 15 and 20 children, with a maximum of 20 children per class.
What is your instructor to participant ratio?
Our Explorers groups are small and personalized with a ratio as low as 1 staff member for every 5 children. All classes always have at least 2 staff members.
Are your programs "nut-free"?
While our program does provide for a snack break, or "Fika" we cannot guarantee it will always be nut-free. If your child has any allergies, please let us know when you enroll and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Is your staff fingerprinted and first aid certified?
Are you insured?
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