Outdoor Learning Pods

The 2020-2021 school year was difficult for everyone, but especially for kids. Some were in and out of school, while others learned remotely all year. Take the opportunity to give your kids the benefit of learning outdoors and in nature, while having fun and integrating play.

Heading Outside will help you find a skilled outdoor education teacher for your family or school learning pod.  Talk to us if you're interested in summer or full-year outdoor school options.

How It Works

You'll need to:

  • Identify how many children are in your learning pod 

  • Determine how much learning versus play you want

  • Identify the curriculum subjects you want to focus on

  • Figure out where the outdoor learning will happen 

Kids in the Garden
Kids Reading Outdoor

What We Do

Here is what we help with:

  • Finding an outdoor educator for your pod

  • Providing training, support and resources

  • Identifying basic supplies and where to get them

The Big Benefits

Besides being fun, here's how you'll benefit:

  • Your kids can learn in small groups in the open, outdoor air

  • Your kids will get a customized learning program for their pod

  • Your kids will get screen-free learning time and be more physically active

Read What Parents Have to Say

"I have been so grateful to Heading Outside!  The team of wonderful outdoor education instructors have helped me immensely this summer.  After a very stressful year with two children who detest virtual school, I was thrilled to hire instructors for outdoor education pods.  This June we set up an outdoor pod for my eight-year old son and his friend. They had a glorious few weeks exploring parks, playing games, doing scavenger hunts, bark rubbing and more. I could finally go to work guilt free and knowing my child was happy and engaged for the first time in months!"

-Anju

"Willah was a wonderful leader.  She designed a great program including making sun dials, murder mystery, park adventures and scavenger hunts. Our daughter gave her a 10 out of 10."

-Josh

"The program was fun, engaging and adventurous.  Lang was professional and adapted to the girls' needs.  They learned capoeira, how to make a swing from ropes, about trees, sing songs and much more.  It was a memorable week for all of us."

-Sarit