Homeschool Program

“Education is not the filing of a pail, but the lighting of a spark” -William Butler Yeats

We offer various homeschool programs throughout the year. Be sure to join our Homeschool mailing list and read to learn more about our offerings.


A glance at our 2023-2024


*Payment Plan now available

SESSION 1 (Tuesdays):

January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12

Investment: $750*

GROUP A | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GROUP B | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Session 2 (Thursdays):

January 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14

Investment: $750*

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


*Payment Plan now available

SESSION 1 (Tuesdays):

April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28

Investment: $750*

GROUP A | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GROUP B | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Session 2 (Thursdays):

April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Investment: $750*

GROUP A | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

GROUP B | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


    1. There is a 4% fee for cancellations per enrollment.
    2. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to your camp date or the guardian is responsible for full tuition.
    3. Should you miss camp for any reason we do not refund or credit or offer make up days, this may include vacations, illness or unforeseen incidents.
    4. We do not offer make up days
    5. We are not responsible for lost items at camp. Please do not bring anything valuable.
    6. We are drop off only program.
    7. Once you register you will get a welcome letter automatically sent to your inbox. If you don’t receive one, please check your junk mail and then reach out to us at to make sure that you are indeed registered with us.

Payment plan available - broken into 3 payments for non-charter fund families.

We are now vendors with Visions, Compass and Vista Oaks.
If you are using CHARTER FUNDS when checking out please use coupon code: CHARTERFUNDS! (case sensitive)

We have a small non refundable 3% enrollment fee for using charter funds. We love being a vendor for our community but it requires extra support and management on our end. Thanks for your understanding.



We offer homeschool programs throughout the school year.

Some skills your child may leave with after their time at Camp SHINE:

  • Animals Care/Husbandry
  • Seasonal Gardening/Farm to Table experiences/What grows when and how it benefits our bodies
  • Horseback Riding (in each session we ride 2 times) -How to groom, floor skills, and riding! Horseback riding is a wonderful way to practice leadership skills and to become a calm/confident leader.  
  • Knot Tying
  • Leadership- opportunities to lead the group or share talents/skills
  • Mindfulness tools-Yoga, Meditation, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), ways to manage stress/overwhelm in a child-friendly way!
  • Nature inspired Art
  • Herbalism-plant identifying/medicinal uses of plants/medicine making
  • Harvesting and making elderberry syrup
  • Woodworking/building upon our tree fort/creating our own walking sticks
  • Sewing/Embroidery
  • Pottery
  • Hike/Nature Exploration
  • Social Skills and New Friendships
  • And more!


We currently excited to announce that we are now vendors with Compass and Vista Oaks. Some of our families have already received reimbursement from their school by submitting their receipt. 

 Camp SHINE is a WHOLE person learning approach and we seek what is special and unique about your child and invite that to SHINE through!

A Sample Day in the life of Camp SHINE Homeschool:

Opening Circle: Quote of the Day, mindfulness, Learning about Nervous System Regulation (EFT), and mindset work such as gratitude and appreciation.

Farm Life: Taking care of the animals, grooming, cleaning, egg collecting, feeding, and loving!

Lunch: Please pack your child a lunch/water bottle (we provide snacks)

Main Lesson: (Example + Varies):  Tree fort building, knot tying, sewing, natural dying, plant identifying, herbalism, ceramics, making recycled paper, woodwork, learning about symmetry and pattern with nature mandalas, and more!

***We often have Guest Teachers come to share with us their unique gifts and skills for our main lessons such as Potters, Herbalists, Naturopathic Doctors, Bee Specialists, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Artists, and More!***

Closing Circle: Discuss what we learned and enjoyed about the day!

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If using Charter Funds please note:


  1. You must enroll with us directly to be in the program, through our site right here. You are not officially in the program until you have signed up through our website which will add you to our roster.


  2. We have a 3% non refundable administrative fee per enrollment when using charter funds. This small fee enrolls your child in the program. Should your funds not be insufficient or go through, we will charge the card on file.


  3. The parent or guardian is ultimately responsible for payment should funds not go through. Please be aware of your account balance prior to signing up. Should you not have the full amount, we can bill you the difference. You will also be financially responsible for camp days that land on school holidays, which aren’t covered by charter funds.


PLEASE NOTE PRIOR TO ENROLLING, Some of our classes may be held on school holidays for your charter (each charter has their own holidays and therefore hard to accommodate everyone). If this is the case, you are personally responsible for covering tuition for that day that the charter will not fund.

How to enroll with Camp SHINE using Charter Funds:


  1. First check in with your charter to make sure you have funds.


  2. You must enroll your child on our site by entering your information and selecting the program you wish to enroll in, using the coupon code CHARTERFUNDS! (case sensitive) We can’t wait to meet you and your child! (you are not officially in the program until you register with us even if you requested and received a voucher). We are vendors with Compass, Vista Oaks and Visions. We also have had families receive reimbursement from Valley View.


  3. You will automatically receive a confirmation and welcome letter upon registering with all the details you need for camp. If you don’t get an email from us, check your junk mail and then contact us at


  4. You then contact your charter school and request a voucher for the program.


We can’t wait to see you in our programs! Should you have any questions please reach out to us at

HOMESCHOOLFrequently Asked Questions

Can I stay with my child at camp?
We know it can be tough to leave your child especially if it’s the first time, but we do not allow parents to stay at camp. We are a drop off only program.
Can I check out camp prior to enrolling my child?

This is a great question, we offer open houses throughout the year and do our best to host one prior to an enrollment period that allows for you to check out Camp SHINE. Please be on the lookout for our next one. (Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for notifications on upcoming events like this).

Do you offer individual tours of Camp SHINE?
We do not. Since we are a smaller organization, we don’t have the time to individually meet with families. As parents ourselves, we know how much we LOVE our kids, we are always happy to chat with you over the phone and answer any questions you might have. Reach out to us at with your phone number to request a call from us.
I really want my child to make friends and have community. Does this happen at Camp SHINE?

YES! We have had so many families create lasting friendships here at Camp SHINE. We have a very warm and welcoming program and as a byproduct, it is very easy for the kids to create friendships. Many kids even get together outside of Camp SHINE.

What can I expect my child to learn at Camp SHINE?
Great question! Your child will learn to use their heart, hands and mind here at Camp SHINE.

We teach animal husbandry/gardening and what it is like to run and tend the farm.

We also teach elements that are a bit of a lost art, handwork, weaving, felting, herbs and plants as ways to care for our bodies, building and cooking, (all of which is great for eye hand coordination, fine motor skills/large motor skills and is relaxing and meditative.)

We also seek to see what yourI child SHINES at and we welcome them to teach us their skills and knowledge practicing leadership skills and confidence building!

We also enjoy hiking and the seasons, instilling a love of nature.

We also love to teach about the nervous system and ways to care for yourself, your neighbor and also the planet. We love weaving in tool such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), mindfulness and gratitude. Our intent is to help build resilient and confident children who SHINE.

How do the mixed ages work since it is K-6th?

It works amazingly well!! Instead of being a classroom with comparisons, we are more like a family. The older children assume leadership roles and the little ones raise to the occasion. All the activities we do, are enjoyed by all ages, even adults. We really enjoy our mixed ages program. 🙂

How do I use charter funds?!

We get it, using funds can be confusing for the first time. To get started with us, please scroll up on this page and read our MUST READ POLICIES FOR USING CHARTER FUNDS which will walk you step by step on what you need to do to register with us using funds. Some important things to note is check the status of your funds and how much you have. Then, register with us as you are not in our program until you sign up on our site here (you as the parent will pay a small non refundable 3% enrollment fee using the coupon code CHARTERFUNDS!). Once enrolled with us immediately contact your school to request your voucher.  This way you can ensure that your school will cover your tuition. After that we will bill your charter on your behalf and you are all set!


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