Afterschool Programs

Mountain SOL offers afterschool programs for all area students, as well as workshops and classes for adults and the general public.  ENROLL NOW

Classes are on sliding scale tuition within a range for each class for you to choose what you can give to the school.  Additional funds above the maximum will be considered donations. *Please note we raised our prices $5 per semester for all groups except Jaguares.

Afterschool Programs for Spring 2020

(All afterschool programs held at Morgantown Learning Academy – MLA – unless otherwise noted – map here)

Please note the ages for each group are flexible.  Group placement also depends on the experience and maturity of each participant.  Please contact us with questions.

Spring Dates

Mountain Mallards:  Mondays OR Tuesdays, 11 weeks, March 2/3 – May 18 *
Mountain Mapaches:  Mondays, 11 weeks, March 2 – May 18*
Mountain Zorros (and Owls!):  Tuesdays, 11 weeks, March 3 – May 19*
Mountain Jaguares:  Thursdays, 11 weeks, March 5 – May 21*
Wildcraft Wednesdays: Wednesdays, 11 weeks, March 4 – May 20*

*No programs the week of April 13 – 17 due to MLA spring break

Dates for Mapaches Woo-hoo and Zorros/Owls/Jaguares camp outs are listed below in their respective programs.

Enroll for Spring 2020 Afterschool Programs here!

Mountain Mallards

Begins Monday, March 2 OR Tuesday, March 3
Mondays or Tuesdays, 3:15p – 5:40p*
2nd-5th graders
Cost:  $105-$150 per student

 

SPRING 2020 Topic: Mapping and Trees!

This club is for our students who just can’t get enough of being outside and who want to learn more about the trees, animals, plants, trails and treasures we have on our campus. We will spend every minute of our hour and a half together hiking on our trail around the property and exploring our forest. While this class will be full of fun and exciting discoveries, our instructors will consistently use principles of individual responsibility, team work and good stewardship to guide our adventures.

Parents, personal responsibility is a big part of this club, so remind your child to get ready but let them pack their own gear the night before. We will be going outside in the cold weather so please email Mallards instructor, Mr. Ben ([email protected]) if you have questions about gear. Each child needs to bring a backpack with a water bottle or camel pack and a nut-free snack with label for each adventure.

Please note:  Instructors will determine which students will advance to Mountain Mapaches based on experience and level of personal responsibility.   Parents will receive a checklist at the end of each semester.

Learn more about Mountain Mallards here.

*Study hall for MLA students will be 3:15p – 4p to allow time for public school and homeschool students to travel to MLA.  We will take off up the hill at 4:00p!

Mountain Mapaches (Raccoons)

Begins Monday, March 2
Mondays, 3:15p – 5:40p*
4th-6th graders (Or older students with no prior experience)
Cost:  $105-$150 per student

SPRING 2020 Topic: Creepy Crawlies!
Mapache Woo-hoo:  Friday May 15, 4p – darkish

The Mountain Mapaches is a club for our students who have learned how to be responsible for themselves in the woods, have learned how to be respectful of nature, and are aware of the dangers in the woods. These students are ready to learn how to work as a pack. They have achieved a level of independence and have earned the instructor’s trust to venture into the woods with less supervision.

Parents, personal responsibility is a big part of this club, so remind your child to get ready but let them pack their own gear the night before. We will be going outside in the cold weather so please email Lauren ([email protected]) if you have questions about gear. Each child needs to bring a backpack with a water bottle or camel pack and a nut-free snack with label for each adventure.

Learn more about Mountain Mapaches here.

*Study hall for MLA students will be 3:15p – 4p to allow time for public school and homeschool students to travel to MLA.  We will take off up the hill at 4:00 p!

Mountain Zorros (Foxes)

Begins Tuesday, March 3
Tuesdays, 3:15p – 5:40p*
5th-7th graders (must have prior experience with Mtn SOL)
Cost:  $105-$150 per student

Learn more about Mountain Zorros here.

SPRING 2020 Topic: Scouting and First Aid!
Zorros campout #1:  Fri March 20 4p – Sat March 21 10a
Zorros campout #2:  Fri April 24 4p – Sat April 25 10a

The Mountain Zorros is our program for students progressing from Mtn Mapaches.  The Zorros will focus on the practical application of sur-thrival skills with particular emphasis on setting up outdoor camps with limited supplies and resources.  This will include learning practical knots, basic knife safety and using items in a survival pack.  The Zorros will have increased responsibility while at the same time, they will learn the consequences of their decisions and actions.  Zorros will have the opportunity to advance to our Cheat Mountain Campus program (summer) with instructor permission.  Each semester they will practice a a different path (Medic, Provider, Scout, or Herbalist) to help them decide what program they will pursue in Jags.

Parents, personal responsibility is a big part of this club, so remind your child to get ready but let them pack their own gear the night before. We will be going outside in the cold weather so please email Jen ([email protected]) if you have questions about gear. Each child needs to bring a backpack with a water bottle or camel pack and a nut-free snack with label for each adventure.

*Study hall for MLA students will be 3:15p – 4p to allow time for public school and homeschool students to travel to MLA.  We will take off up the hill at 4:00p!

Mountain Owls

Stay tuned for information on our newest exciting program!  Students in the Owls should already know, and they will meet at the same time as the Zorros.  You may sign up under Zorros.

Mountain Jaguares (Mountain Lions)

Thursdays 5:00p – 6:45p, doors open at 3:15*
6th-12th grade (prior experience required)
Cost: $150-$200 per student

WFA certification: June 5-7, will require additional payment between 50 to 75 TBA.  Fundraising possible

Spring 2020 Topics:  Medic and Provider!
Jaguares campout:  Sat April 4 – Sun April 5

This advanced group has 4 different paths:  Medic, Scout, Herbalist and Provider.  Jaguares also will work towards certification (or re-certification) of Wilderness First Aid.  Students at this level are able to work through scenarios as a pack as well as begin to think about responsibility to their greater community and natural areas.

Each Jaguar will need a day pack, water bottle or camel pack, nut free snack, a compass, whistle on a cord, and other survival materials and books that they will receive in class.  Students will need to be well prepared for cold and wet weather; please contact Jen with questions ([email protected]) and Medic or Jason with questions about Provider ([email protected])

Learn more about Mountain Jaguares here.

*Study hall for MLA students will be 3:15p – 5p to allow time for public school and homeschool students to travel to MLA.  We will take off up the hill at 5pm!

Wildcraft Wednesdays

Begins March 4
Ends May 20
Wednesdays, 4p – 5:45p
Age: 4th grade and up (younger kids may join with special permission)
Cost: $105-$150 per student

Starting this semester, Mountain SOL is offering a new afterschool program where students can embrace their creative freedom in the woods! Wildcraft Wednesdays is an open ages class that gives students a taste of what the Jaguares Provider path is all about. Students can learn to cook on a fire, make trail markers from local materials, hunt for fossils, maintain a patch of wild berries, and more!

Wildcraft Wednesdays are open to a wide age range, and students will be able to participate equally whether they are in 4th grade or high school. Our teacher Jason taught Winter Scouts this year with a similar age range, and we expect similar students will enjoy Wildcraft Wednesdays!

Each student should bring a small backpack with water and a nut-free snack,* and a knife for those who have their Knife Safety certification. Please feel free to email Jason at [email protected] with any questions.

 

Herbalist Courses

Ages 12+; Adults welcome!

$20 per class or $100 for all 6 classes

This is the first ever blended class with kids and adults and our fall intensives were very successful! This spring we are continuing with Herbal Track – Year 1 with Internal Preparations. Those who took the fall External Preparations classes will be notified soon with testing details. If you want to simply take classes and not test for the certification that is an option!

Spring enrollment isn’t active just yet, but the dates for classes are as follows:

First class meeting: March 13

Class 2: March 27

Class 3: April 10

Class 4: April 24

Class 5: May 8

Class 6: May 22

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*For all programs, MLA students will have study hall 3:15p – 4p, while other students travel to MLA.  All students then will head outdoors promptly at 4p.  There is no additional afterschool fee for MLA for the study hall.

We would also be happy to also create custom lessons/classes for your group.  Please contact for options.

Classes meet at:

Morgantown Learning Academy
123 Discovery Place
Morgantown, WV 26508
For map, click here