Nature Immersion Experience

Serving the Western Washington County Community

Waldorf philosophy has a reverence for nature at its core. This reverence is enhanced with outdoor experience. Swallowtail's unique nature immersion experience allows participants to connect with the environment on a deeper level; fostering the connectedness we all have to the world around us.

Swallowtail offers two outdoor programs: Nature Monday for Grades 1-8 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) and Chickadee Monday for Ages 3-6 (8:45 am-12:45 pm) at our farm campus in Hillsboro. Before and After Care are available at $6/hour.

Children who participate in our outdoor program learn about geology, herbology, flora and fauna, animals and insects, gardening and harvesting. Older participants learn survivalist skills including safe use of knives, fire-building and shelter building. Children also spend time simply exploring our 26 acres and the woods nearby.

Swallowtail's Nature Monday Outdoor School is open to enrolled students and home school students.

Fall Quarter
Sept 12-Nov 14     10 weeks - $300 EC / $450 Grade 1-8

Winter Quarter
Nov 28-Feb 13        9 weeks - $270 EC / $405 Grade 1-8

Spring Quarter 1
Feb 27-Apr 10         6 weeks - $180 EC / $270 Grade 1-8

Spring Quarter 2
Apr 17-June 5         7 Weeks - $210 EC / $315 Grade 1-8

Sibling Discounts 2nd participant 10% / 3rd participant 50%

Registration by Quarter for 2016-2017
Email or call 503-846-0336 for more info and availability.



Farm Campus 31620 NW Camp Ireland St. Hillsboro, Oregon



Fallon Harris is the co-founder and education director of Eden Acres Environmental Education, based in Forest Grove. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Sustainable Design from Pacific University, and also holds a Permaculture Design Certification. She is a Lead Teacher on all Nature Mondays.

Noah Marquis is the current caretaker of the Swallowtail Farm and cares for the Swallowtail gardens and animals on site. He has a biodynamic farming background as well as several years as a river guide and wilderness youth instructor. Noah also has trained as a wilderness EMT.

Josclyn Shipman teaches the Daisy Blossom Kindergarten at our main campus and the Chickadee Monday program at the farm. Ms. Josclyn is a trained Waldorf Early Childhood teacher and nature lover.

Other Specialty Teachers to be Announced as they become Scheduled.