Homeschool program

Camp Roger’s Homeschool Programs for Elementary and Middle/High School are wonderful opportunities for your child to interact with other children and gain a deeper understanding of God and the world around them.
Experienced teachers and leaders guide your student through a variety of activities, classes, and play throughout their time at Camp.

As a registered Homeschool student, your child will attend one day every month, throughout the entire 2022-23 school year.
Classes begin in September and end in May (see the Homeschool Calendar link below for specifics).
You may also choose to add Enrichment Classes for your elementary student.

Students must turn the age listed by September 30, 2022.
Classes are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students need to bring a sack lunch. Transportation is not provided.
Students must be at least 6 years old by the first day of their class to participate.

Registration opens April 15, 2023 for the 2023-2024 Homeschool Program year.

Elementary Program

Ages 6 - 12

  • Ages: 6-12 (must turn the ages listed by September 30, 2022)
  • About: Students attend Camp Roger once a month for a variety of learning experiences throughout the school year. Students are divided according to age into groups of approximately 10-15 students and led by trained outdoor education staff members in age-appropriate activities. Days are filled with hands-on, engaging, place-based experiences that are both fun and educational. Students study a variety of topics throughout the year such as animals and habitats, wetlands, and plants, and will engage in fun activities such as building games, snowshoeing, and scavenger hunts...and lots more!
  • Schedule: Choose one day of the week, Monday through Friday, that your student will attend and continue with that day until May. Classes begin the week of September 12.
  • Cost: $165

elementary enrichment add-on

Ages 6 - 12

  • Ages: 6-12 (must turn the ages listed by September 20, 2022)
  • About: Students who are currently enrolled in our elementary program can pay for an additional three Enrichment Days to their school year at Camp Roger. These additional educational days enable students to explore the woods of Camp Roger in unique ways that will allow them to observe the differences in the seasons. The focus of this group is to offer more and deeper exploration of things similar to what we do in our typical Elementary program while increasing a student's capacity to understand and love God's world. 
  • Schedule: October 25, January 24, and March 28
  • Cost: $55

Middle school/High school Program

Ages 11 - 16

  • Ages: 11-16 (must turn the ages listed by September 30, 2022)
  • About: Students attend Camp Roger once a month for a variety of learning experiences throughout the school year. Students are divided according to age into groups of approximately 10-15 students and led by trained outdoor education staff members in age-appropriate activities. Days are filled with hands-on, engaging, place-based experiences that are both fun and educational. Students study a variety of topics throughout the year such as learning about ecology and botany, as well as developing survival, engineering, and outdoor skills...and lots more!
  • Schedule: Choose from two days of the week, Tuesday or Friday, that your student will attend and continue with that day until May. Classes begin the week of September 6.
  • Cost: $165

Homeschool FAQ

My child's age qualifies for two programs, how do I decide between them?

Camp Roger is deliberate about creating a progression between program types and hopes your student will benefit from multiple years in each age group. The overlap between ages within some programs allows flexibility when deciding the appropriate group for your child. First, consider the academic level that is the best fit for your child and then match that to a corresponding program.

How much will your homeschool program cost? 

The cost of each program is listed above within the description.

Payment is due at the time of enrollment. Please note: an additional $25 will be added to any registration received after September 1.  A confirmation email will be sent after we receive your registration and payment.

If you need to pay with cash or check, please email krista@camproger.org for instructions. If you register AFTER October 1, the overall fee for the Homeschool Program will not be reduced for missed months. The fee will remain the same regardless of when your student is registered.

Can I register with a friend, sibling, or group?

When registering, you may request that your child be grouped with a friend or sibling within a two-year age range. Elementary groups are by age and typically follow ranges such as ages 6-8, ages 8-10, and ages 10-12. This may affect some friends or siblings being together, but we have found this to be best for the learning experience of the students. There are opportunities for students to connect with other groups during morning break, lunch, group activities, etc.

Groups are created in September. Requests for friend or group changes will not be accepted after the first class. If you are registering after October 1, we will not be able to guarantee friend requests (since group assignments are already set).

What if I need to switch our scheduled sessions or cancel our registration? 

Prior to the program start date, you can request to switch your scheduled sessions or cancel your child’s registration by calling our camp office or emailing our registrar at krista@camproger.org. Prompt notification is appreciated and may allow for another student to register. Sessions can be switched at no cost as openings allow. A $15 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations, and the remainder of your payment will be refunded. Registrations are non-transferable.

When does registration open and how does it work?

Registration opens every year on April 15 at 8:00 am. Registrations are received on a “first come/first serve” basis. If you have not used our online registration system before, you will be required to create a new account before registering. We update our website as classes are filled.

What is your attendance policy during the school year?

If your student will not be attending on a scheduled program day, please inform our Director of Outdoor Education by email at scott@camproger.org or by calling Camp Roger’s office at 616-874-7286. 

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