Learn more about what LNCS has to offer your family.
We've Got Skills
We are inquiry-based, and play-driven...letting the learners lead the way. And Skills is in our name! Social-emotional skills, fire-building skills, motor skills, plant-identification skills. You name it, we weave it all together.
Devoted to children’s holistic development in relationship with the natural world.
We nurture skills that foster children’s affection towards themselves and their ecological community, important parts to becoming healthy and integrated members of it. LNCS takes place entirely outside at Distant Hill Gardens Nature Trail. Children play in their natural world, beginning to to value it deeply when they come into their own understanding of it. Because of this, LNCS programming is learner-led and focuses on free play and exploration as an important part of our daily routine and environmental instruction. To that end, we provide opportunities for children to learn skills for appropriate risk-taking, to build confidence and resiliency, amongst other quality traits that fortify development of self and connection to nature.. check them out below.
RESILIENCY & SUSTAINABILITY all weather, all day, all year
OBSERVATION & FAMILIARITY identification, exploration RECIPROCITY & STEWARDSHIP “self-care is group care” foraging, crafts, LnL
REFLECTION circles, forest notebooks, sit-spots IMAGINATION stories, crafts, forest notebooks
MATS first session hand weaving
FIRE +1 session, starting & tending
HAMMERS & NAILS +1 session, tool safety & guided use SAWS +2 sessions, tool safety & guided use
KNIVES +2 sessions, practice, tool safety & guided use
2021 Session Calendar
October 10th - November 14th
WEEK ONE Sunday, 10/10
WEEK TWO Sunday 10/17
WEEK THREE Sunday 10/24
WEEK FOUR Sunday 10/31
WEEK FIVE Sunday 11/7
WEEK SIX Sunday 11/14
WEEKEND ONE December 11th-12th
WEEKEND TWO January 15th-16th
WEEKEND THREE February 12th-13th
March 13th -
WEEK ONE Sunday, 3/13
WEEK TWO Sunday 3/20
WEEK THREE Sunday 3/27
WEEK FOUR Sunday 4/3
WEEK FIVE Sunday 4/10
WEEK SIX Sunday 4/17
WEEK ONE Sunday, 7/10
WEEK TWO Sunday, 7/17
WEEK THREE Sunday, 7/24
...So what's the trade?