Homeschooling full-time during the year, but searching for the perfect environment for your gifted kiddo? ⁠

SUMMER-ONLY MEMBERSHIPS now available- includes ALL weeks (even the ones marked ‘full’)!
Join AWS just for the summer for $3,000/student (ages 6-15)  (savings of $375 over individual camp weeks)

This BRAND NEW offering will allow you to ‘live the AWS lifestyle’ June-July-August and pop into any/all of our 9 weeks you choose. ⁠

$375 per week, per student*

themes are all subject to change

* sibling discount- 25% for each additional student living in the same household

Summer Program

Ages 6-14

Our homeschool collaborative operates all year round, but we do have limited openings for families who want to jump in and “live the homeschool lifestyle” in the summer.

Weekly camp membership includes Tuesday swimming beach trips, Friday field trips, two healthy snacks and a nutritious lunch, as well as unlimited fluoride-free water.

A week of our ‘summer camp’ program is a great way to try out the school and see if our community would be a good fit for your family.  

No two weeks are ever the same!

Session Schedule

Our daily rhythm is such that our kids have plenty of time to opt in to the daily themed sessions, as well as have free time to create, explore, socialize, and visit with our animal friends during the day.

June 5-9

5 4 open spots


Join us as we explore a variety of movement and exercises to keep our minds and bodies in flow.  Yoga, hiking, meditation, track & field days, slack line, rope courses and plenty of forest playtime.

June 12-16

5 2 open spots


Make your mark at the AWS campus by painting a mural and/or completing a sculpture for the Art Trail!  We will discover many different mediums and styles as we create our way through the entire week (paper mache, pour painting, crocheting, clay, felting)

June 19-23

5 4  open spots


Ever wonder what it would be like to talk to animals?  We will be learning all about reading body language and doing some beginning animal communication.  Kids will learn about animal totems and explore what specific animals represent in different cultures.  We will have our onsite AWS Animals as guides, as well as daily animal visitors (hedgehog, bearded dragons, guinea pigs, etc).  As a part of our week we will also be working on crafting tie blankets and tug toys to drop off when we visit a local humane society.

June 26-30


5 2 open spots


Campers will be sorted into a House, a la ‘Harry Potter’, craft their wands, and spend the week attending Herbology, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Quidditch 101, and, of course, daily hands-on Potions experiments.  

July 17-21

5 4 open spots


We will celebrate all things WATER this week-  including our giant slip n slide, water brigades,  canoeing, exploring a nearby stream, daily water wars, and wrapping up with a trip to a water park!

July 24-28

5 3 open spots


Our campers will take trips back in time to the days of Atlantis, explore the culture of ancient Egypt, treasure hunt with pirates, and make a stop in the future to see what our world might look like. Along the way, campers will build time-traveling machines and make lasting memories.

Aug 7-11

5 3 open spots


This is the week for our young performers, actors, directors and stars to shine!  We will play improv games,  talk about character development, take in a live theater performances, and prepare, practice & produce a play for our family & friends.  Not an actor?  No worries– there are lots of exciting and important behind-the-scenes roles available!

Aug 14-18

5 open spots


Campers will attempt challenging and fun STEM projects (full-sized forest shelters, bridge building, tower construction, stop motion animation, Rube Goldberg machines, LEGO robotics and more) to complete individual and team challenges.

Aug 21-25



(join waitlist)


Campers form two teams which will compete all week to earn points for the title of “AWS SURVIVOR”.  Exciting physical and mental challenges (puzzles, riddles, and a full-property IDOL hunt) will let them explore the great outdoors while creating bonds with other campers that will be sure to last a lifetime.  Our annual grand finale is a canoe trip down the St. Croix River!


-Weekly Swimming at Square Lake Park

-Outdoor Classroom

-Animal Friends

-Lunch & Snacks Included

-Themed Weeks

-Safe & Comfortable Environment

-Friday Field Trips