Go Outside Education Programs at Pinecrest

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

Pinecrest is pleased to share new programs below for the Fall of 2020.

All events during the Covid-19 pandemic at Pinecrest will continue to follow CDC and local health guidelines.  Masks must be worn indoors or when less than 6′ apart outdoors and extra cleaning of indoor spaces will continue.  We encourage social-distancing and provide individual supplies when possible.

Family Field Trips

Design Your Own Family Field Trip this Fall:

For families and small home-learning groups
Choose your date and time.

Option 1:  Family/Small Group Field Trip  (appx. 1.5 hours)
$60 minimum up to 10 people age 3 and up, $6/person after 10
Choose from the following programs-
September:  Wetlands and Aquatic Ecology
October: Nature Journaling and Art
November: Math in Nature
December: Survival Skills (Fire Building, Shelter, etc.)

Option 2: Private Family Hike  (appx 1 hour)
$30 minimum for up to 5 people, $6/person after 5
Hike to the Overlook and back with our guide.  Observe nature, hear local history, and gain skills on how to hike safely.  Specific nature focus, alternative trails, and longer hikes available upon request.

Call 901-878-1247 or e-mail Charity@camppinecrest.org for details and to schedule a visit!

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.

Begin your field trip planning process with our Field Trip Planning Guide.

  Here you will find the information you need to choose the program or programs  for your group.

Then call to schedule your program.

Click Below!

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

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

“I loved doing the games that we played because it made us think more about certain things.” 

– Student attending Go Outside

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

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