Member Benefits:

There are several ways to participate in the activities at Walnut Grove Coop. All members pay $50 as a membership fee once per year to participate in the group and its programs. Member fees are per child. Adults and children under 1 year are free.
Benefits of the group are:

  1. Access to the home school classes and programs
  2. Invitations to field trips arranged by the group
  3. Participation in volunteer-led clubs for free
  4. Discounts for Summer Camps
  5. Discounted Delaware State Park Passes
  6. Discount admission to Franklin Institute
  7. Support from other parents when considering various education styles and curricula for homeschooling in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Ready to enroll? Complete the online registration contract.

Enrichment Classes:
  • Enrichment Classes — Tuesdays 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Walnut Grove Coop Offers instructor-led classes for children from Kindergarten through 9th grade from September – May. Subjects offered include Art, Science, Literature and Focus Studies. More information about classes for home schoolers >>
  • Preschool Time — Tuesdays and Fridays
    9:30 am – 11:30 am
    This group is for children ages approximately 2-4. We will explore concepts with the children through stories and activities. Learn more about Preschool Time >>
Immersive Outdoor Learning – Forest School:

This group meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 am until 12:00pm. Our outdoor space is used in place of a classroom for most sessions. Children will lead their own exploration including time in the woods, at the creek, at the pond, and in the field. Our facilitator for this program will assist the children in projects and self-led learning. Learn more about our Outdoor Immersive Learning Program >>

Ology Assembly – Unschool Coop Day:

This group meets on and Fridays from 9:30 am until 12:00pm. It is family-friendly — all ages welcome. A facilitator will lead children in the exploration of a self-directed group project time for the first half of the day each week. This is generally referred to as our unschool option and leverages a democratic process to elicit and execute the ideas of the participants. Learn more about our Unschool Program >>

Member Clubs:

Parents and volunteers may lead any club they desire and can invite other members to attend for free (or with fees to cover material costs). Club time will be offered Friday from 9am-9:30am and again from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

  • ASL: Sign Language Club
    Friday mornings from 9:00-9:30, join this free club for games, peer teaching, and themed signs of the week.
  • Geocaching Club
    Meets on demand generally on Wednesday mornings
    If you’d like to find treasure and hide some, join our club to adventure on hikes and find caches. The club is free but the Geaocaching app may be purchsed for your phone, if your family chooses.
  • Hour of Code Club
    Three Fridays each month, this club will meet from 12:00-1:30. Learners will receive coaching on coding projects. They will also be permitted to play Minecraft or other coding-related activities. A $50 fee per child per month will be collected to pay fees associated with the club.
Summer Camps:

Members are eligible to join a camp. See more information for pricing and registration on the Mindful Nature Camp page.

Due to the limited enrollment offered by Walnut Grove Coop, there are no refunds or cancellations of payments for any classes or programs once you have registered.