Forest School homeschool enrichment program

Colorado springs outdoor homeschool enrichment forest school

Through our fully outdoor program, your child will become an outdoor expert, building resilience, character, and leadership skills.

“My oldest child has participated in Real Red Riding Hoods for nearly one year—through winter, spring and summer. It has easily been the most incredible, unique and educational experience of his childhood to this point.” ~ Emily (google review)

Program visits for 2024-2025 school year available!

We offer up to 2 days on our programs under State funding.
Private tuition option also remains available.
Colorado springs homeschool enrichment forest school


Colorado springs homeschool enrichment forest school

Our year-round forest school homeschool enrichment program is conducted entirely outdoors, allowing children to thrive regardless of the weather and gain practical outdoor knowledge and skills.

Our unique “Wilderness Passport” curriculum ensures your child will:

  • Outdoor Safety

    Learn comprehensive outdoor safety basics, including evaluating outdoor play spaces, identifying poisonous plants, and knowing what to do in wildlife encounters such as with rattlesnakes or bears.

  • Wildlife Awareness

    Develop extensive knowledge of local wildlife, plants, and animal tracks.

  • Practical Skills

    Acquire practical outdoor skills like rock climbing, knot tying, using compasses, and reading maps, as well as camp setup and meal preparation.

  • First Aid

    Receive basic first aid training for wilderness settings.

  • Survival Techniques

    Learn survival basics for various outdoor environments.

  • Mountaineering Basics

    Gain mountaineering basics through a variety of hiking adventures.

Our forest school program emphasizes hands-on learning that takes place entirely outdoors. Additionally, we allocate ample time for children to engage in free play and exploration.

Program Schedule and Locations

For the 2024-2025 school year:

  • Tuesdays , 9:00am-2:00pm , alternating between South and North Colorado Springs locations
  • Every other Fridays, 9:00am-2:00pm, Monument / Palmer Lake / Larkspur areas 7mdash; Fridays offer hikes only, without Wilderness Passport program.

Rock climbing

Colorado Springs outdoor enrichment program rock climbing for children

In addition to our mountain hikes, engaging nature and outdoor skills lessons, and unstructured free play, our forest school homeschool enrichment program also includes dedicated rock climbing sessions for children. These sessions are led by experienced and certified rock climbing guides from Front Range Climbing company.

Age requirements

Considering the program’s dynamic nature and the hiking challenges involved, we recommend Tuesday program for children aged 6 and above. And our Friday program is best for children 8-12 years old.

For younger adventurers, explore our tailored Pre-K program.

Colorado Springs outdoor enrichment program rock climbing for children

Our latest adventures

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Real Red Riding Hoods educational programs
Palmer Lake, CO

(719) 960-0612