Go Into Nature After School Programs

  • Small group. Grades K-5
  • Experienced teacher and certified Ecotherapist: see below*
  • UVA Madison House volunteers
  • Good old-fashioned fun and adventure: hiking, fort building, exploring. Environmental Art.
  • Deep connection with nature through games and awareness activities
  • Caring for each other and our planet

  • For After School EDEP program participants
  • Camps take place in the woodlands behind the schools
  • Sessions run 5-6 weeks and continue throughout the year
  • Length of session varies. See your school below for sessions and prices
  • Space is limited
  • Checks are made out to and given to EDEP  
  • 10% discount for sibling!

Beverly has been running children's nature programs in Albemarle County for 3 years. She is a qualified teacher who has worked teaching ESOL in Albemarle County since 2000. She presently works part time as an ESOL teacher at Stony Point Elementary School, runs nature programs for children at 4 ACPS schools, runs workshops for adults, and serves individuals as an Ecotherapy practitioner for adults. She is a certified Ecotherapist, completing her coursework and mentoring through The EarthBody Institute.

How to register: 
To reserve your child's place in the program, please submit your check to EDEP at your school. Checks should be made out to EDEP. You may contact me with any questions at 434-987-0804 or beverlydancingheart@gmail.com.

Crozet Elementary School

Dates: 5 weeks on Mondays- see flyer at school for next session.

Times: 4:00- 5:30. This allows children to attend Eagle Clubs and come explore the woodlands afterwards!

Location: In the woodlands, gardens, wetland area and fields all outdoors behind the playgrounds and around the grounds area. We will create a little nature home!

Price: $95 for 5 X 90 minute sessions, art materials, and access to a private account to see photos of your kids in "the wild." New sibling discount of 10% for second+ children.

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School

Dates: 6 Thursdays- see flyer at school for next session.

Times: Two groups as follows: 2:45- 4:00 and 4:00- 5:15.

Location: In the woodlands and fields behind our school: all outdoors!

Price: $100 for 6X 75 minute sessions, art materials, and access to a private account to see photos of your kids in "the wild." New sibling discount of 10% for second+ children

Stony Point Elementary school

Dates: no more sessions this year

Times: 2:30- 4:00

Location: In the woodlands and fields behind our school: all outdoors!

Price: $85 for 5X 90 minute sessions, art materials, and access to a private account to see photos of your kids in "the wild." New sibling discount of 10% for second+ children.

Cale Elementary School

Dates:  no more sessions this year

Times: 2 groups 2:40- 3:55 and 4:00- 5:15

Location: In the woodlands, small stream area and fields all outdoors behind the playgrounds and around the grounds area. We will create a little nature home!

Price: $95 for 6 X 75 minute sessions, art materials, and access to a private account to see photos of your kids in "the wild." New sibling discount of 10% for second+ children.