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Steward Outdoor School

A life-changing semester or year for middle school students.

Steward offers a unique opportunity for high achieving middle school students to learn and live away from their regular school for a semester or a year. Similar to existing high school semester schools, Steward fulfills and enhances required academic courses, allowing students to remain on-track academically: Steward’s rigorous curriculum aligns with traditional academic courses while particularly focusing on hands-on environmental science and ethics.

Students spend at least four weeks of each semester on outdoor adventure expeditions. Learning how to live in intentional community with a focus on sustainable practices is at the core of this program. Students leave Steward with a stronger sense of self and are prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, organize themselves independently, and be the leaders and stewards of tomorrow.

Nature's Playground

An adventure filled after-school program

Nature’s Playground is an adventure-filled after-school program for students in grades K-6. We give your child the chance to play and learn OUTSIDE while you finish your work day. 

Activities: homework help, primitive skills, wilderness survival, outdoor cooking, imaginative play, maple sugaring, hiking, farming, fishing, ropes course, field sports & games, nature arts & crafts... and so much  more! 

3-6pm School Days

1-6pm Half Days

7:45am- 6pm Vacation Days

Bushy Hill Nature Center

To inspire people of all ages to connect with the environment through hands-on experiential learning, while working together to build a stronger community with respect for the natural world.

Bushy Hill offers a wide range of professional outdoor education programming for youth and adults. Our educated, enthusiastic and talented staff has been providing programs and services for schools, groups, businesses and civic organizations for over 30 years.

 Our facilities include a wigwam site, tipi site, archery range, spring fed lake, activity center and pavilion for lunch, high and low ropes course, and 700+ acres of woodlands, meadows, and wetlands. Our Nature Center includes hands-on displays, museum quality replicas, classroom space, live animal exhibits and a gift shop.