Base Camp

Open-ended,

child-led

outdoor

play

Nature Based Enrichment

and Exploration Classes

"children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles trees, sticks, and tadpoles"

- Brooke Hampton

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Nature-Based Enrichment

  • Mixed-aged classes for 3 to 5 years old
  • Must be potty trained
  • group learning in an inspiring outdooR setting
  • drop off program
  • 6:1 Student-to-teacher ratio
  • Proven protocols to make learning safe and fun
  • 80% outdoor immersive program
  • Nature-based curriculum -child led
  • irresistible invitations to play

Please see required gear list to participate before registering!

Fall

Winter

Winter/Spring

Spring

  • Rubber Rainboots Bog Classic or Neo-Classic Boots
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain mittens
  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Rain pants (or one-piece rain suit)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Stocking cap or beanie
  • Sturdy play pants
  • Wool socks
  • Insulated winter boots
  • Merino wool base layer
  • Fleece pants and sweater
  • Neck warmer
  • Insulated hat
  • Insulated mittens 2 pairs per day
  • One-piece snowsuit or bib overalls & Down puffer jacket
  • Insulated winter boots
  • Wool socks
  • Rubber Rain Boots Bog Classic or Neo-Classic
  • Merino wool mitten
  • Fleece jacket
  • Stocking cap or beanie
  • Neck warmer
  • Wool socks
  • Merino wool base layer
  • Fleece pants and sweater
  • Rubber boots Bog Classic or Neo-Classic Boots
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Fleece jacket
  • Rain gear (same as fall)
  • Rain mittens
  • Sturdy play pants or shorts
  • Sunhat

Check back later for gear discount codes!

Check out these resources for your explorer’s gear needs!

Location

125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391


Wayzata Community Church Nursery School

Land Acknowledgement



We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional and contemporary lands of the Dakota, Sioux, Ojibwe, and other Indigenous people. The name Wayzata is derived from the native word Waziyata , which has a mystical connotation to the Sioux & Dakota tribes who originally inhabited the area. The name means “at the pines, the north”. Lake Minnetonka and the areas surrounding are steeped in indigenous history & spirituality. Wild Dragonfly Explorers is committed to educating our community while recognizing & celebrating the Indigenous people of our area & state. The land, forest, water & air are a celebrated part of our learning community.




Offerings

Register your explorer for Fall Semester

REGISTRATION CURRENTLY CLOSED

2024/25 NATURE-BASED ENRICHMENT

AFTERNOON CLASSES

3 - 5 years old MWF 12:30-3 PM

Classes start September 9th



Required Forms

Walking field trip

form

Handbook

Available in June