Go Outside Education Programs at Pinecrest

Cultivating stewards of the earth to be rooted in inquiry, growing through adventure, and branching out as leaders.

Now through Feb 14, 2024, any teacher who registers for a spring field trip with at least 25 students will be entered to win $25 at the Outdoor Learning Store online shop!  Teachers/schools that are new to Pinecrest will be entered twice!  Winner will be contacted in May once trips have been completed.

Woodland – 1                                                                St. Francis – 1                                                          Memphis Business Academy – 2
Hutchison – 1                                                                Westminster – 1                                                      Fayette Academy – 1
Harding – 1                                                                    Lausanne – 2                                                           Your school here!

and Homeschool

Little Explorers
Select Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am

Mini-adventures for you and your little one.  Recommended ages 4-7, sibs welcome.
Stay after to play and picnic.
Click here to go to our events calendar page for dates and descriptions.
Call 901-878-1247 or email Charity@camppinecrest.org to RSVP

Field School for Homeschool

Join us in the forests, fields, and creeks for environmental education classes with our Program Director. Each session will include a lesson, exploration, activities in the field, and field journaling for learning reinforcement.

BYO field journal! Recommended grades 3-5. Siblings welcome to join or play on the playground!

$10/participant, one adult free per family, $5/additional adults.  Registration required; space is limited.
RSVP: Charity@camppinecrest.org

School Field Trip
and Retreat Programming

Next, use our Adventure Planning Packet
to prepare for your visit.

Here you’ll find resources such as
sample schedules, checklists, and more!

Seasonal Education Events

Go Outside! is based on teaching love, care, respect, and understanding of our world today. Science, history, team-building, personal reflection, and more help educate and emphasize our mission of cultivating stewards of the earth to be rooted in inquiry, growing through adventure, and branching out as leaders.  We offer experiential programming that involves opportunities to support and engage all 7 learning styles.

Students make connections between the classroom and the real world. Our adventures support 3-D learning, Expeditionary Learning, STEM and STEAM curriculum, experiential learning, the Montessori approach, homeschool groups, forest-school, and more in an outdoor classroom setting. To create stewards of the earth, we know we need to provide ample time to explore, connect, and love the diverse facets of nature and natural processes which roots them in inquiry.

One of the most important outcomes of experiential learning is emotional growth, whether or not it’s intentionally built into the program structure. Outdoor programs are found to help students improve:
– Self-concept
– Social skills
– Academic and personal achievement
Thus students are confident to branch out as leaders.

Ready to book a program?  Call or e-mail today!
Charity Siebert – Program Director

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