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Classes

If you are looking for an educational class (either one time or ongoing) to sign-up your child or teen for, you are in the right spot!  Below is a list of different classes available in the Northland for homeschoolers.  Do you know of or lead a class that may interest families who homeschool?  Please email us the details - we would love to know more and help spread the word! 


Opportunities for Ongoing or Outsourced Education

Audubon Center of the North Woods
ACNW offers two homeschool weeks (one in November and one in January) specializing in overnight learning experiences.  They have 2-3 day environmental learning experiences for in-depth and hands-on learning in an outdoor setting.  Class options are focused on wildlife, ecology, adventure, natural history, etc.  This would be a great opportunity for several families to coordinate - there is a student minimum of 24 and at least 1 parent must stay as well (with their goal to network, share ideas, etc). 
Location:  Sandstone, MN (about 1 hour from Duluth)


Duluth Art Institute
Rotating art exhibits as well as artist services (i.e. ceramics center, dark room).  They also have classes offered for kids and adults alike in fiber arts, painting, ceramics and more for various prices (members get a discount!). 
Location:  Duluth


Duluth Folk School
Offers a variety of different classes at different times.  Examples include: beading, useful knot tying, newspaper weaving, boreal botanicals and more. 
Location:  Duluth


Gym & Swim at the Superior YMCA
Burn some energy at gym and swim!  It is unstructured open gym for the whole family and there is also a 0 depth entry indoor pool.  You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate!  Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must be in the water with their child.  Pay by the day or sight up for the whole session and save!
Cost:  
  Cost per Individual Per Time:  $3 per kid ($2 for members), $10 family cap
  Cost per Individual for 7 Week Session:  Member = $7, General Public = $19
  Cost per Family for 7 Week Session:  Member = $25, General Public = $65
Where:  YMCA (9 N 21st Street, Superior)
Frequency:  Every Tuesday 
Times:  Gym from 2-2:30 p.m., Swim from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Gym & Swim at the Duluth YMCA
They are offering 45 min of structured gym time and 45 min. of pool time with a new skill taught weekly for students.  Classes are grouped into 7 week sessions and registration is opened one week prior to each session. 
Cost:  $58 members, $89.50 non-members
Where:  Duluth YMCA (302 W 1st Street, Duluth)
Frequency:  Tuesdays in 7 week sessions
Times:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Lake Superior Zoo
This zoo offers year-round educational programs designed to "connect people with animals and the natural world."  Some programs are for kids to be dropped off and some are more suited for families all together.  They have animal exhibits open year round, and there are field trips and camps.  In addition they have educator kits available on their website for before and after visiting. 
Location:  Duluth


Proctor & Hermantown Community Education
Offer a variety of things - sports, Driver's Ed, martial arts, basketball camp and more. 
Location: Proctor / Hermantown


Spirit Mountain Homeschool Friday Snowboard & Skiing Lessons
Offers four weeks of progressive lessons in either skiing or snowboarding.  You can select what level your child is already when registering.  They also have the same thing for parents so they can participate too. 
Location:  Duluth


Spirit of the Lake Community School Homeschool Classes
This is for grades 1-6 and is hands-on learning led by Waldorf-trained instructors.  There are several skill-building classes in handiwork, latin, music, and sculpture.  You are welcome to stay for to play during recess. 
Location: Duluth

Whole Foods Co-Op
Offers periodic cooking classes for kids, typically on the first Saturday of every month!  See their calendar for dates and to sign-up! 
Location:  Duluth


Wilderness Experience
Our Mission is to help our community pursue Christ through experiencing His creation.  At Wilderness Experience, all are welcome to come and join in our programs regardless of your faith or belief background. We encourage you to join us as we learn, discover and grow together. Our beliefs are core to what we do every day and we strive to follow the example of Christ in creating a welcoming environment.  They offer trips, day camps, and classes. 
Location:  Duluth