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Quality Time Outdoors


Our programs are designed to meet the needs of both children and families through specific goals and objectives. We focus on building off of the strengths of each child, taking advantage of every teachable moment.


Afterschool Workshops

Ages 18mos-12yrs

1hr weekly workshops on the homestead, revolving around our core pillars of: Regenerative Farming, Nature Studies, Animal Husbandry, Bushcraft, and Homesteading.

Join the R.O.O.T.S family and have your child see projects from start to finish! This full 24 week session (Fall & Spring) will allow your children to become fully immersed in the self-sufficient lifestyle!

We have done things such as started our own children's garden, chicken/duck egg incubation, grew mushrooms, pollinator gardens, cared for baby animals, cooking from scratch, DIY projects, and so much more!

This is the program that WILL make a difference in your child's life.

R.O.O.T.S. (Reaching Outside of Traditional Schooling) Youth+ Development Program, a community full of passionate educators that strive to bridge the gap in learning, teach self-sufficiency, and promote altruism within our local community. 

Enrolling now for 2023 after school workshops-- message us to get on the wait list!



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All Ages: Homeschool Group

R.O.O.T.S Sponsored Field Trips & Community Service Opportunities!

Come meet like-minded people and make a difference in not only our children’s lives, but our community!

Our Mission:

A community- centered approach that strives to bridge the gap in traditional schooling, teaches self-sufficiency, and promotes altruism within our local community. UpROOTed provides diversified experiences for all ages, in order to help raise well-rounded humans.

Program: UpROOTed facilitates 1.5hr bi-weekly meet-ups on Tuesdays 11a-12:30p throughout Sussex County DE and surrounding areas. Meet-ups will strive to be 50% community service based; 50% field trip/activity/social based. No age restrictions; based on parental discretion. All ages are encouraged to join to reap the many benefits of mixed-age education and socialization. Homeschooling families AND non-homeschooling families are encouraged to join.

Grounded ROOTS Yoga

Ages 2-12yrs

Grounded ROOTS Yoga is a unique Yoga & Mindfulness program, that integrates social-emotional skills with offerings for ages 2-12yrs old.  Our programs do NOT teach on any spirituality. We focus on teaching tools for mindfulness, calming, and self-awareness through mindful movement.

Why Grounded ROOTS Yoga? Grounded (adjective): ground·​ed: mentally and emotionally stable: admirably sensible and realistic : to establish a firm foundation from which to grow.

"As the saying goes, children need two things from us: ROOTS and wings. Children need a protective, loving, and secure environment to grow into healthy adulthood. Only when they have put down ROOTS and become GROUNDED in the earth can they develop wings that will carry them freely through life." -Danielle Bersma

Yoga has the potential to help children in so many ways! It can: Improve overall physical and emotional wellbeing, give children tools for emotional regulation/recognition, help reduce stress and anxiety, improve body/spatial awareness, improve focus and self-esteem, help children learn balance, endurance, and flexibility!

A lot of our yoga sessions will take place outdoors, on our family homestead. On our family homestead we have beautiful trees, gardens, animals, and it's quite serene! We believe there is a monumental need to heal the disconnection between the people themselves, and the earth that provides for us- why not start outdoors?!

-Spending time in nature can replenish depleted energy

-Natural scenery can heighten awareness

-The outdoors can further boost meditation’s benefits

-Practicing yoga in a new environment can build confidence

*Weekly classes and Pop-up workshops offered! 

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