Enrichment Program

Been wishing for a PART-TIME option at WBNS?

Try our Enrichment Program!

Ages:  5-8 and 9-14         Days:  Available Monday-Friday     Time:  9:30am-1:30pm      Cost:  Just $25 per day

*Each group attends the weekly "Special Class", Forest Time, Lunch, and an Enrichment Activity
for a rich taste of life at Woodson Branch Nature School!


Current Specials Classes

Mondays > General Science w/ Mr. Pete Dixon

Participants are exposed to and provided hands-on activities in a variety of general science concepts such as: life cycles, astronomy, electricity, force & motion, bird study, animal habitats, chemistry, biology, etc.

Tuesdays > Crew Theater w/Ms. Lisa Mandle

 This class is specially designed to offer the direct experience of breaking down all the areas and tasks involved in creating and putting on a show. Participants work on a "crew" and move through the tasks on their lists towards the performance day.  Througout the year there will be several performance opportunites such as The Haunted Trail in October and our Sunday Brunch Theater Show in the Spring!  Additionally, we plan to connect up with Azule (in Spring Creek), host talented community visitors and take a variety fo field trips to expand our experience with Art in the theater.   

Choose 1 to 5 days per week

Just $25 per day

or $100 per week!

Agriculture & Horticulture w/ Ms. Dana Nagle & Ms. Cass Lewis

 Students learn the ultimate value and beauty of integrating gardening and raising farm animals.  These life skills are brought to life through hands-on real world planting techniques, composting, and caring for our animals at Woodson Branch Nature School.  

 Thursdays > Handwork w/ Ms. Jennifer Woodruff

Handwork is the practice of skills using our hands such as leather work, sewing, knitting, building with wood, blacksmithing, etc. Students engage in a variety of long and short term projects throughout the year follwoing our Humanities Curriculum.

Fridays >

Physical Education (5-8 yr olds) w/ Mr. Anthony  

  At WBNS we experience a wolrd of sports! Units we love are Disc Golf, Soccer, Thunderball, Cross Country, Dodgeball in The Barn, Badminton, Created Games, and more.  We will also participate in the Hospitatlity League in Asheville. 

OR History (9-14 yr olds) w/ Ms. Harriet

  Our lively and rich lively and rich History Curriculum is presented with thoughful care of this incredibly important subject.   We dive deeply into world history extracting valuable clues about today as we consider the future together.


Daily schedule

Ages 5-8 years old

9:30am -11am Forest Time

11am-12pm Enrichment Activity

12pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm Specials Class

1:30pm Pick Up


9:30am -11am Specials Class

11am-12pm Enrichment Activity

12pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm Forest

1:30pm Pick Up

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DEescription of Daily Happenings


Enrichment Activities

Enrichment students break off from the whole school group for an extension project that is designed to enhance the Specials Class lessons of the day.  Each age group has an Enrichment Teacher who will accompany them through their day and prepare these thoughtful projects.  This is a wonderful time where they build their group community and make deeper connections to the content of their Special Class.

Questions?   Application?

simply email:  ddelisle@madisoncclc.org


We eat lunch altogether at noon each day.  This is a fantastic time for Enrichment studnets to make connections with the full curriculum students as they share a meal together. Lovley, delicious and nutricious lunches are prepared and offered each day by Ja & Liesl for just $5.  

Forest Time
Students will have time experiencing the 20 acres of pristine woods with multiple hiking trails and creeks with endless waterfalls, learning about forestry, trail maintenance, plant and tree identification, creek care and pooling, animal tracking, and woods shelters.