Camps

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Camp is a great way to experience Self-Directed Education without having to make a commitment for a full school year!

Self-Directed Activities

Your child will come to Dat School with his/her own projects and questions in mind. S/he will have the opportunity to explore those with or without assistance, as well as participate in activities offered by our facilitators and other children.

Self-Directed Activities

Your child will come to Dat School with his/her own projects and questions in mind. S/he will have the opportunity to explore those with or without assistance, as well as participate in activities offered by our facilitators and other children.

Dat School Camp Information

Even though self-directed learning has been around for as long as human societies exist, a lot of families are afraid to take the leap, fearing that without conventional schooling, their children won't be well equipped for life - present and future.

Here's the opportunity to have your child experience it without making a strong commitment: we're offering camp during school breaks (summer, fall, and spring).

Your child will come to Dat School with his/her own projects and questions in mind. S/he will have the opportunity to explore those with or without assistance, as well as participate in activities offered by our facilitators and other children.

Here are a few ideas of activities that can be offered thanks to materials on site and skilled facilitators: gardening, ballroom dancing, story telling, mural painting, math games, foreign language, cooking, play writing and acting, arts and crafts, science projects, sewing.

Because we believe that informal play is part of the growing process, your child will not be forced to participate in any activity. We trust children for choosing activities that will help them grow and keep the joy of learning intact.

Children Ages 4 and up

2 facilitators for 15 learners

Children ages 4 and up are eligible to attend camp. If you have questions about Self-Directed ALC education models, and if you're child will thrive in that learning atmosphere please visit our RESOURCES and FAQ page.

2021 Camp Dates

2 Sessions in “pre-Summer”
May 31 - June 4
June 7 - 11

9am - 4pm

$200 Flat Rate / Session

Cost includes materials and field trips. Families provide snacks and lunch.

We will take field trips to the outdoors using our school van and a facilitator’s car. Families provide car seat if they wish to do so.

Some financial aid is available. See registration form.

Covid-19 Precautions

- both facilitators are vaccinated

- we do temperature checks in the morning

- we wash our hands frequently, there is hand sanitizer in each room.

- we wear masks indoors, masks or face shields outdoors

- we eat outdoors

- parents do not come inside the school. They wear masks on the porch at drop-off and pick-up times.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund of registration fees if cancellation happens at least 10 days before the first day of camp. 50% refund if cancellation happens 5 days before camp.

  • If for any reason Dat School must cancel camp, you will be refunded (totally, or partially if camp has already started).

Learn More About Dat School
and Our Education Model

Dat School is a part of the ALC (Agile Learning Centers). We believe in Self-Directed Education and learning environments for children.