For homeschool families who love to integrate learning into all they do, the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station is ideal. Located at the end of Lewis and Clark’s journey, Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula and surrounding areas are ripe with opportunities to learn about this incredible historic venture.
For those looking to learn about agriculture, what is more interesting than the flooding of fields and the harvesting of cranberries?
Topping off the list of local learning opportunities are oyster farming, peninsula history, sea life, lighthouses, whale-watching and more. Lesson plans are available on the Web site.
Carefully chosen by the host homeschooling family, the selection of books, games, puzzles and movies in each unit are designed to enrich the experience of school-aged children as well as that of adults.
Homeschooling families who come for a full week during the school year (mid September through May) are offered a discount of 50% off.
A scavenger hunt, complete with treasure chest prizes, sends kids looking for shells and driftwood, exploring a pioneer cemetery, posing for photos with Lewis and Clark statues and more. Available on the Web site is a free downloadable copy of the interactive Booklet of Discovery, created by a homeschooled member of the host family.