Join our Acton Outdoor Nature Programs!

Connect with Nature * Develop a Love for Our Natural World
* Improve All Aspects of Child Development-physical-cognitive-social-emotional
* Grow Resilience, Creativity, Self-Confidence, and Initiative

   1. Wilderness Explorers

Ages 8-14

WEDNESDAYS  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Wilderness Explorers spend the entire day outdoors exploring and immersing themselves in nature. Barring extreme weather, we will learn about nature, eat, play, "water and fertilize" trees, and carry everything they need for the day in their backpacks - rain, snow, and sun.

Learners will complete challenges, hike, develop outdoor & survival skills, work together, build shelters, and become connected to our natural world and each other. 

Our experienced outdoor Guides use observation and documentation to plan outdoor programs that encourage active exploration, inquiry, independence, kindness & character building, choice, critical thinking & problem solving, wonder, and discovery. Our days are loosely structured to allow space for the learners' curiosity and interest to lead.

Your child will explore as a group as well as have room to independently interact with our wonderful natural environment, alongside Guides who have a love for the outdoors that is highlighted by conservation and stewardship-minded practices.

Learners will be a mix of children from the community who are homeschooled, attend public school, attend Acton Academy, or attend another private school.

30 Weeks of Program $2,550*

*payment options over 3, 6, or 9 months available
*price prorated based on start date

Dates*:

September 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19 ,26
May 3, 10, 17, 31

*we will make up days if more than 1 day is cancelled for the year

Location: TBD; we are looking for a new location, but it will be in the Kennebunk-area

Guides: Ms. Julie and Mr. Ryan (click for bios on our About page)

   2. Forest Kindergarten

Ages 4-7

MONDAYS  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our Forest Kindergarten program offers an introduction of the natural world to young learners.  This may be the first experience for some children being in nature away from their parents and our experienced Guides have a deep respect for this.  

Our Guides have created a program that will both nuture and challenge these young explorers. They will learn about nature, eat, play, "water and fertilize" trees, and carry everything they need for the day in their backpacks - rain, snow, and sun.

Our days are loosely structured to allow space for the learners' curiosity and interest to lead. They will learn to work together, hike, develop a love & respect for nature, and complete challenges. 

Learners will be a mix of children from the community who are home/homeschooled, attend public school, attend Acton Academy, or attend another private school.

29 Weeks of Program $2,850*

*payment options over 3, 6, or 9 months available
*price prorated based on start date


Dates:

September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12
January 2, 9, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 17
May 1, 8, 15
June 5

*we will make up days if more than 1 day is cancelled for the year

Location: TBD; we are looking for a new location, but it will be in the Kennebunk-area.

Guides: Ms. Julie and Mr. Ryan (click for bios on our About page)

   3. Parent & Tot Rewilding

Ages 0-4 with parent

FRIDAYS  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Photography credit: Jenny McNulty
Wylde Photopraghy (wyldephoto.com)


7 spots open

Join us for a day of community as we gather as parents with young children. We will spend 2 hours exploring and learning about nature and ourselves. This is a program where both parent and children truly benefit. 

Whether you are already a nature enthusiast looking to expand your time in nature and connect with other like-minded families or are a beginner looking to learn to appreciate the natural world this will be a wonderful way to connect and "rewild" ourselves. 

Our Guide, Julie, is a very experienced wilderness expert and mother of 5 beautiful children. She has a passion for community and sharing connection with others. 

29 Weeks of Program $1,285*

**payment option over 2 months available
*price prorated based on start date


Dates:

September 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 28
May 5, 12, 19
June 2

*we will make up days if more than 1 day is cancelled for the year

Location: TBD; we are looking for a new location, but it will be in the Kennebunk-area.

Guides: Ms. Julie (click for bios on our About page)

   4. Fiddleheads & Fawns

Ages 2.6-4

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This is a possible program that may be available in the Fall for a small number of learners (6 maximum).

IF we run this program, estimated costs are
30 Weeks of Program $5,200

Location: TBD; we are looking for a new location, but it will be in the Kennebunk-area.

Guides: Ms. Julie & 1 additional guide (click for bios on our About page)

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Contact us at: info@actonkennebunkport.org

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The annual tuition for Acton Academy Kennebunkport is $13,900 per student. There is a $500 nonrefundable deposit per student that is due upon acceptance. The balance may be paid as a one-time payment or scheduled as monthly installments. 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition covers all materials (no additional materials fees are charged). 

Tuition covers the cost of the off-site outdoor program once a week.

Tuition also covers student snacks while in the studio. You will only be required to pack a lunch and water. We provide healthy snacks of fruits & vegetables, a variety of raw nuts, herbal tea, etc. 

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A few financial based scholarships may be available beginning in the Fall 2022.   

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