Welcome to Outdoor After "School"!
While this summer hasn’t been an easy one, you already know what an incredible impact the Tumbleweed experience has made on your child. With that in mind, and with schools closed for in-person learning for the foreseeable future, we’re excited to extend the camp love with TumbleweedXL, our after-”school” camp starting in September.
We’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity to you this fall. As a parent, I know that the choices for our kids this fall are pretty slim, and I hope that TumbleweedXL can make for a more engaging, deeper learning experience for your child (and an easier fall for you!).
dates & fees
TumbleweedXL runs from September 8, 2020 through December 4, 2020. Register for all 3 months or 4 weeks at a time.
September 9/8/20 - 10/2/20
October 10/5/20 - 10/30/20
November 11/2/20 - 12/4/20
no program week of 11/23/20
TumbleweedXL tuition is $1600.00 per month. A 25% deposit is all that is needed to reserve your spot. Tuition is due one week before a session starts. Payments are refundable up until one week before when the balance is due.
FAQs About TumbleweedXL
What is TumbleweedXL?
Tell me more about the academics…
TumbleweedXL’s curriculum is being designed by credentialed teachers to supplement the learning outcomes for each grade, including project-based learning and activities supporting language arts, math, science, social studies, engineering, art, music, and more. We have a heavy focus on nature and ecology, just like at camp.
What’s the schedule?
TumbleweedXL is offered Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm, in four-week sessions beginning September 8. In order to comply with LA County’s health officer order and day camp directives to limit exposure and keep campers in small and consistent cohorts, all campers must enroll for all five days per week for all four weeks of a session. It’s just $1600 per session (or about $80 per day). We’ll also be offering an hour of homework help/tutoring from 5 to 6 pm, as an optional add-on.
We love the traditional camp activities! Will my child get to do those, too?
Yes! The XL day has a balance between traditional activities and academic enrichment. So, we’ll be doing all your child’s favorite activities, all at Tumbleweed North, including archery, ropes course, gaga, hiking, crafts, nature center, and even swimming a few times each week (weather permitting).
Who’s teaching TumbleweedXL?
Your child’s group will be led by Tumbleweed counselors who also have experience teaching in an academic setting. Many of our counselors do! That way, they can continue supporting your child’s social-emotional growth and help them build and strengthen friendships while adding a new layer of academic enrichment (and having lots of fun, too).
What about health and safety?
What if I need to cancel after I enroll?
When you enroll, you’ll pay a 25% deposit to reserve your spot, and the balance will be due the week before your session starts. You may cancel at any time prior to the Monday before your session starts and receive a full refund.
What if camp has to close?
What if I can’t commit to Monday through Friday for an entire session?
LA County’s day camp directives require us to keep groups as small and consistent as possible, and requiring this consistency is the safest way for us to enroll campers for this program.
What does my child need each day?
All you need to send each day is closed-toed shoes, a refillable water bottle, sunscreen and a snack. Please ensure your child eats lunch before coming to camp! You’ll also need to send a swimsuit and towel on swimming days (schedule TBA).