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Summer Program 2018


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Big Sur Park School at Esalen

Week 1: july 10-12

WEEK 2: July 17-19

Big Sur Park School Summer Program launches on the grounds of the original Gazebo School Park at Esalen. Children are welcomed over the haybales and into the outdoor classroom: a one-acre Park "designed with the educational goal of maximizing the full use of the child's growing body and unfolding intelligence." (Janet Lederman, founder) Teachers support the development of a living relationship with the land, the self and each other, encouraging children to follow their interest as they explore this magical learning environment. Learn more about Esalen here.



week 3: july 24-26

WEEK 4: July 31-Aug 2

Big Sur Park School takes up residency in the natural wonderland of Big Creek Reserve in partnership with the University of California Natural Reserve System and University of California Santa Cruz. This is a special opportunity to explore the rich and varied terrain of this protected ecosystem, set aside specifically for educational and research purposes. Children will explore the creeks, forest, meadows and beach and gather for picnic lunches and special projects. Learn more about Big Creek here.