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Valley Crest is proud to offer a wide array of hands- on learning opportunities for homeschoolers. Every one of our programs is designed to enhance and expand students' learning. Currently we have programs available for children aged 3 through 14. We hope you come learn with us. 

Series Programs


First Steps into Nature

Ages 3-5

Thursdays 10- 10:45 am

9/14/17 through 10/12/17



Each week we will explore a new nature topic, allowing our youngest students to learn about elements of the natural world through crafts, stories and explorations. Topics may include frogs, butterflies, fall leaves and other fun nature subjects. This series is great for 3-5 year olds and their parents. Sign up for the whole series by clicking here OR register for an individual class by calling (908) 238 9696 or emailing Individual classes cost $10/ child or $8/ child when booking two or more spaces.

Art and Nature

Ages 10- 14

Tuesdays 10- 11:30 am

9/19/17 through 10/24/17


Outdoor Skills

Ages 10- 14

Wednesdays 10- 11:30 am

9/20/17 through 10/25/17



Dig/ Sow/ Grow- Containers!

Ages 7-10

Mondays 10- 11:30 am

9/18/17 through 10/16/17

Nature often influences art and art allows us to appreciate nature. This series will study the relationship between the two. If you wish to sign up for just one class, single tickets are available for $12/ class or $10/ class if you register at least two children. Please call (908) 238 9696 or email to reserve your single class spot! Registration for the entire series is available by clicking here.

Each week we will explore a new element of survival in nature. From fire building to finding your way- this class will allow older students a chance to practice outdoor skills. This class will include hiking and a lot of activity so students should be ready to be on the move! It is suggested that students come for the entire series but if your child can only attend one or a small selection, please call (908) 238 9696 or email to reserve your spot for single classes. Individual classes cost $12/ child or $10/child when you reserve for two or more children. Click here to reserve for the entire series.

Dig/ Sow/ Grow is a popular program geared toward homeschooled children. Our kids have previously only grown a vegetable garden outdoors, tending plants from seed to harvest. This fall we will take to the indoors as well- preparing to plant herbs for indoor growing for part of our class as well. Children learn creative container gardening for aesthetics and edible plants. They will also work outside on cold- weather plants. Our young farmers will spend time learning about nutrition, gardening and farming. Students will come home with an indoor herb garden to use all winter long! Click here to register.

Individual Classes

Science Fridays! Genetics

Ages 10-14

10- 11:30 am


Science Fridays! Skulls and Bones

Ages 9-12

10- 11:30 am


Study the science of genetics. Our genes are a roadmap to who we are. This class will introduce you to the beginnings of genetics, how we become what we become and examine whether or not special genes are present in your body. This class is great for students aged 10- 14. Click here to register!


Examine the skulls and bones of native animals. Discover what features help an animal survive, try to piece together a skeleton and see if you can match the animal to its skull. Click here to register!

Outdoor Classroom
two girls in class - 2

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve grows and donates fresh produce to help people in need, maintains its farm and forest for education and recreation, and encourages respect for farms and nature.

Valley Crest Preserve Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

14 Allerton Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833 • 908-238-9696 •