Barefoot Kids Main Program

Half day: 9am-1pm

Full day: 9am-3pm

(Daily drop in available both options)

Unique to our program is our foundation of learning through play, which reintroduces this important activity that has disappeared from our modern scheduled lives. Kids embrace every opportunity to explore the freedom as they organize scavenger hunts, races, inventions, plays or anything these little geniuses can dream up! We allow them a special time to be messy, creative, and just a little bit crazy, having the special summer fun that every kid should.


At Barefoot, no invention is too silly, and no question is dumb. We understand imagination and curiosity are the resources needed to prosper and persevere in our adult lives.  Our fully outdoor program encourages the flexibility and fluidity of childrens natural thought process, while developing critical problem solving skills disappearing in our testing obsessed educational culture. This living, fluid outdoor curriculum integrates a vast array of subjects, weaving hands on lessons for the children in local history, wildlife, science, music, and arts, while being flexible to the children's individual needs in a holistic hometown environment. We are proud to promote, and happily place throughout our curriculum, the importance of protecting our local farming, our historic areas from development, and why family owned business are the life blood of local communities.

Sample Schedule
9am-Arrive/Starter Games
9:30- Morning Block (Art Based)
10:45- Snack
11:00-Mid Day Block
12pm Lunch
12:30-Group Games
1pm- Half Day Pick up
1pm -Afternoon Block 1
2pm- Afternoon Block 2
3pm Pick up

Lunch available for purchase MAIN SITE ONLY

Transportation for FULL DAY students and Adventure students only

Block subjects are rotated around according to our kids, their needs, previous experiences and activities. Counselors meet every morning, breaking into smaller teams before arrival. We make sure all our kids feel included, fully experiencing the day, while also being given opportunities to explore and play!

We strive to create a truly personalized experience. Our environment is what helps us recreate a small town neighborhood for the children that we're proud to share!

Secret tip:

Twister BFK Style

Ever take a twister mat and put shaving cream on green squares, chocolate pudding on red? Yeah, we go there..and its freaking awesome.

ART TENT

Our NEW 30x20 fully stocked art tent is ready to rock this year! With our full time dedicated art staff, your kids will be able to get stuck in to their hearts content! Art is very important to our curriculum and its interwoven to our ages groups throughout the day.

Sports?
We have tons of sports and games too!
Tag* Spud*Capture the flag*Kickball*Soccer*Relay races*Steal the bacon*Sharks and minnows*Four square* Wiffle Ball*Frisbee*Stick Ball*..and many more!
PLUS visits by local sports groups
Mess Fest Block
Kids need to get messy. ITS GOOD FOR THEM.
Our messy block is the perfect time for Super Science Experiments, Ice Cream Slip & Slides, Foam parties, Jello Filled swim pools..the works. Sometimes we let them create their own inventions, it's their time to shine!
(Don't worry, we will clean them off)
Backyard Block

Lemonade Stands: This is where where we get the kids to really explore old school afternoon activities. Lemonade stands need signs, making the products, and organizing the kids right? Picking a local charity, we send off a "random act of kindness" envelope of money, and the kids LOVE it.

Scavenger & Treasure Hunts: This is a huge hit, the kids must answer a set of questions to find the answer! The whole village gets involved when the kids run all over looking for mayo packets and various items!

Village walks & Explorations: Sometmes using old historical maps (Goonies anyone?), or maybe using a compass, we go out and about! Visiting the historical society, windmill, book annex, Fire Dept, get some ice cream from Gus at Candy Kitchen, the list goes on!