Been outside lately?  Learning and adventuring outdoors builds problem solving skills and creativity along with all those other benefits of fresh air and exercise.

We want to help you get out of that man-made box you call a home or office and step outside more often. Our 3 easy steps move you off the couch and out of the desk and into the great outdoors to learn and grow with your family.

What will you find there?  Everything you have ever dreamed of!  Ok can't promise that but you will find knowledge, curiosity, adventure, clarity, and a family bond stronger than you could imagine.  Take that first step with us and you won't be sorry!

3 Easy Steps to Start Learning Outside

Find an Activity

Educational or just plain fun, outdoor activities abound.  If you don’t love the outdoors yet, we will find something to change your mind!

Learn a Skill

Learn the basics and gain the confidence you need to get outdoors.  If you know where you are going it is a lot easier to get there.

Join a Community

Connect with other families just like you to get tips and encouragement to keep you having fun outside.  It’s better together.

STEAM Homeschool Program

Get outside all year with our hands-on STEAM homeschool curriculum.  Science based lessons + integrated STEAM activities and challenges.

Upcoming Local Classes & Events


Winter Survival

02/17/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn survival techniques for the cold and wet. Because you know Oregon in the winter is plenty wet!

How to Use a Compass

03/05/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Don’t know the front of a compass from the back? We’ve got you covered! Learn basic compass use and techniques. Plus some more advanced techniques with a mirrored compass. COMPASSES PROVIDED.

Spinner Building for Trout, Steelhead and Salmon

03/22/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Few fishing baits can match the spinner in attracting fish and eliciting explosive bites. Make 5 of your own spinning lures and learn what conditions work best for each. Give the sand shrimp a rest and try some of these out for the salmon runs!

From the Blog

day out checklist

Family Day Out Checklist

Spring is in the air! And after a long winter I am ready for more adventures outside! For the usual day out with the family, the unexpected will just creep right up on you and BAM! You forgot the cash for parking, one of the kids fell in the lake, and all the water bottles […]

DIY STEAM valentines

DIY STEAM Valentines

We talk about using STEAM everyday right?  So how about Valentine’s Day?  These DIY valentines are the perfect blend of Art + Science for the day of love! I know we focus on getting outside and these are not that at all!  But I always help the kids make their own valentines so I was […]

teaching kids problem solving skills

Teaching Problem Solving Skills to Kids

This post was originally published over with our friends at Rolling Prairie Readers.    Me: Siri, why is my VCR not working? Siri: Did you try throwing it away and going digital? __ Maybe I’ll try Google. __ Me: Google, why won’t my VCR work? Google: Because you are stuck in the 80’s.  Try Netflix […]

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