Sage Valley Nature School


Nurturing healthy childhood connections in nature that will have a lifetime of positive impact.


We believe repeated exploration in nature throughout childhood and into adulthood has long term positive impact on cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual well being. Our rich curriculum is a unique blend of child-led play and structured hands-on learning in a bio-dynamic outdoor ecosystem. This provides immersive opportunities for supported risk-taking appropriate to the child and environment. Through this experience, children and young adults can build independence, confidence, a connection to nature, social skills, and a sense of community.


Sage Valley Nature School is directed by Kinsey Clark and a team of committed volunteers. Kinsey and her family are homeschoolers who live at the Sage Valley Eco-Village. Kinsey is a Certified Nature Based Educator through the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools and also has experience in early childhood education settings like nurseries and preschools.

Earth Academy Summer Camp
Earth Academy Summer Day Camp hosted by Sage Valley Nature School is a free program offered to all ages of children. This month-long full day program is filled with outdoor activities, weekly themes, crafts, free play, and more!
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Homeschool Group
Our homeschool group is a free nature based secular co-op for all ages of homeschool children. Inspired by Waldorf curriculum and philosophy, this group meets weekly during spring and fall to learn and explore the outdoors together.
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Thank You Smithville Foundation!

Through the generous funding from Smithville Charitable Foundation, we now have a new schoolhouse yurt! We are excited to start the 2023 season in our new space with you all.