Ketcha Outdoors offers an After School Care program designed to provide a safe, engaging, and enriching environment for children after their regular school hours. The program aims to support working parents or guardians by offering a supervised space where children can participate in various recreational and educational activities. These activities might include outdoor adventures, games, arts and crafts, nature exploration, and opportunities for social interaction. The Ketcha Outdoors After School Care program emphasizes the importance of physical activity, creativity, and fostering connections with peers.
After-school care students catch the bus directly to Ketcha Outdoors from Pleasant Hill, Wentworth, or Scarborough Middle School. Our Farm and Forest students (ages 3+) are brought to the Main Building for programs and activities. After-school care is available Monday-Friday until 6 pm, and part-time schedules are also an option. With a dedicated staff-to-student ratio of 1:13, your child will receive personalized attention and care.
Our after-school program offers exciting theme days, packed with various engaging activities. Some examples of these activities include:
- Art: Seasonal crafts, carving pumpkins, watercolor painting, nature art, and clay work
- Farm: Feeding and learning to care for animals with hands on experience working with our goats, ducks, and chickens
- Guest Visits: Science experiments, animal care takers, flight specialist and local experts on various topics
- Social Emotional Learning: Topics like self awareness, identity, and coping skills in an age appropriate setting are shared
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Launching bottle rockets, making oobleck and slime and learning to fly drones
- Wilderness Explorers: Using our ropes course, archery, winter sledding, and hiking trails
- Free Choice Friday!
After School 7th and 8th Grade Buddies Program
- 3:00-3:30 Middle School arrival/homework help and Farm & Forest after care arrival/recess
- 3:30-4:00 Pleasant Hill and Wentworth arrival, snacks and community meeting in age groups
- 4:00-5:00 Program Activity in age groups or as a whole group
- 5:00-6:00 Free Choice activities mixed with all age groups
After School Care Monthly Pricing:
Scarborough Middle School 6th & 7th Grade:
Scarborough Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Buddies (Mentor-In-Training):
Scheduled after school day: $25 Non-scheduled after school day: $45