Meet others who homeschool or unschool their children and learn about the resources available to support you on the journey of untraditional learning. Your “ticket” is simply your RSVP to the event!

Please RSVP at info@walnutgrovecoop.com. Send your name and the names and ages of your children in your message. You will receive a reply with detailed directions about attending. If you have an interest in teaching, please visit our Employment page.

Our free summer days are a great way to meet others who attend our classes and to check out our programs. Members and participants in 8th-12th grade always attend free but guests in PreK-7th grade and their parents may attend one free session.

Parents must stay and participate. for children PreK-7th grade; participants in 8th-12th grade may be dropped off. The free programs are a preview of how we teach in our programs!

High School Students
Connect with other homeschoolers and unschoolers from the area. No need to participate in the planned activities — feel free to bring your own or just hang out. We have a resource room full of supplies available to participants and a separate space away from the younger crowd. See the dates below for the five Fridays available. Events also on Facebook
Fab Fridays

Registration is required. Email info@walnutgrovecoop.com to register. All sessions will take place from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

July 30  Ride On
Bring your bikes, scooters, or other wheels with you. We will have a safe area for kids to ride on! Inside we will offer space for non-riders to explore wheel-themed maker spaces to fabricate something cool.  Event on Facebook

August 6 Maker Studio
Design, build and create. Visit our STEaM stations and use your creativity to problem solve. Learners will use art supplies, loose parts, adhesives, and ingenuity to create. Members who wish to modify an RC vehicle to build a Battling Bot can start their build and continue to work on it in future Fab Fridays. Event on Facebook

August 13 Coding and Electronics
Meet Arduino and Makey Makey! Learn about how computers work and tinker with us. Take things apart and put things together. Members can explore how to enhance their Battling Bots with electrical engineering. Event on Facebook

August 20  Cardboard Creations
Visit our STEaM stations to use mixed media to fabricate a cardboard structure. Work with tools to shape, design, and build something great.  Members and their friends can construct a Battling Bot Arena for the final showdown competition. Event on Facebook

August 27 Ready, Set, Show
Learn to build a puppet that lights up. Create a story for your puppet with friends. Puppets and their owners will also be invited to judge our final showcase events for our Battling Bot Showdown. Event on Facebook

See posts that describe a typical day in our programs:

Salamander: Preschool Time

Forest School

Chrysalis: K-2nd Enrichment

Tortoise: 3rd-5th Enrichment

Osprey: 6th-8th Enrichment