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Early-release Friday Afterschool Program at FernLeaf Community Charter School

Currently listed is our Spring 2020 Programs

We are finalizing plans for the fall, with an expanded line-up of programs that focus on crafting and academics in addition to our core nature-connection curriculum.

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On scheduled Fridays, students enrolled in this after school program will be picked-up at FernLeaf(if your'e a FernLeaf student) or at Haw Creek Commons(if you're not a FernLeaf student) and transported to a nearby forest on privately owned property.  Once in the forest, using games, storytelling, role-modeling, and exploration, our instructors will provide an immersive, fun, and connective outdoor adventure that your kids will love.

Then, around 5:15 PM, kids and instructors will load-up in the van, drive back to FernLeaf to drop kids off, and then finally back to Haw Creek Commons.  

​NOTE:  This program is now open to the general public

for drop-off & pick-up at Haw Creek Commons.

More info about our Curriculum and Mentoring methods HERE

Grades:  1st - 6th​ OR

Ages: 7 - 12

Drop-off and Pick-up Times:

  • For FernLeaf Students:  FernLeaf students will be picked-up at FernLeaf when school is dismissed at Noon and transported via our passenger van to our forested program location, no direct parent involvement required.  Students will be returned to FernLeaf at 5:30 PM for flexible parent pick-up between 5:30 - 5:45PM.
  • For Non-FernLeaf Students:  Non-FernLeaf Students must be dropped off at the Haw Creek Commons parking lot(map link: 315 Old Haw Creek Rd.) between 11:00-11:10 AM.  Non-FernLeaf students will be brought back to Haw Creek Commons(map link) for pick-up by their parents anytime between 6:15-6:30PM.

Dates:  (10 days total)  Fridays, March 6th, 13th and 20th; April 3rd, 10th; May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th with breaks on March 27th; April 17th and 24th. 

Price:  $400 for the full season

  • Monthly payment plans available
  • $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration
  • No partial registrations

Location:  Children will be transported from either Haw Creek Commons or FernLeaf to a nearby privately owned forested location in Horse Shoe, NC and then returned to FernLeaf and Haw Creek Commons for parent pick-up.

Registration is OPEN for the Spring