After-School Programs

During the academic year, CISF is proud to offer after-school programs for all students in grades K – 8! Students can sail, kayak, explore, and learn about our natural world in a variety of after-school programs.

Spring Programs

Session 1: Week of March 20 – Week of April 24

• Foraging and Cooking, Mondays, 3:30 – 5
This project-based program is perfect for those in grades 5-8 who love the outdoors and food! Participants will learn about how to forage safely and sustainably, and learn how to cook with and eat local species – with a focus on removing and eating invasive species to give back to our local ecosystem and help keep it balanced. Each week we will learn about different local edible species and how to identify, responsibly source, and safely eat or cook it! We will connect more deeply to the land we’re on, and marvel at the abundance of food right around us!
Ages: Grades 5-8
Location: Ft Getty Tent
Cost: $95/ person
Note: We will only have this class eat things that we are absolutely certain are safe to eat, from lots of research and multiple sources, and that we have personally eaten and cooked before. Shellfish will definitely be a focus of ours. If your child has a food allergy, they are still welcome to join this program, just please let us know so we can accommodate them and make sure we are keeping them safe, and have an alternative for them if needed.

• Fairy House Building, Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5
Calling all Fairy lovers in 3rd – 6th grade! Join Haley Barber & Fiona Christie to create magical fairy houses to hide at different locations around Fort Getty! Each week we will work on creating our own beautiful fairy houses and decorations out of natural materials we gather, to prepare for our second annual In Pursuit of Fairies and Fantasy event, in May (date TBD). We will create buildings, furniture, and whatever else we can dream up, and then hide them to create a community fairy hunt for all ages!
Ages: Grades 3 – 6
Location: Ft Getty Tent
Cost: $95/ person

• Fort Investigators, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5
This investigative program is perfect for all adventurers in grades 3 – 8 who have wanted to explore and learn more about the fort structures at Fort Getty. We will explore (safely), research, and uncover information about the history of our little peninsula through the years and the wars. Adventurers will have the opportunity to see history first-hand as we visit the ruins of a POW camp, revolutionary war batteries, anti-submarine nets, and more, all within Fort Getty! Participants must have a passion for exploration and discovery!
Ages: Grades 3-8
Location: Ft Getty Tent
Cost: $95/ person

Naturalist Training, Thursdays, 3:30 – 5
Over the course of five weeks, children in grades 2-4 will learn and share all about the natural world. If your child is passionate about nature – trees, creatures, birds, insects, rocks, and animals, then this is the perfect program for them! We will practice important naturalist skills, by learning how to discover, identify, and research, and  the different wonders in our own backyard. Each week we will learn about a certain topic, explore and learn about it, and have an opportunity for everyone to share their nature stories and passions!
Ages: Grades 2-4
Location: Ft Getty Tent
Cost: $95/ person

Games at Getty, Fridays, 3:30 – 5
Fan favorite Games at Getty returns this Spring! Join us to play active games on our field at Ft. Getty! We will be leading a wide variety of fun, energetic, group games suited for children from K to 3rd grade, such as soccer, newcomb, freeze tag, gaga ball, and more! During inclement weather we will be having just as much fun under our heated tent. All your child needs to bring is warm clothes, sneakers and a water bottle.
Ages: Grades K – 3
Location: Ft Getty Tent
Cost: $95/ person

Backyard Explorers, Mondays (Grade 1) + Wednesdays (Grade 2), 2:40 – 4
This popular after-school program will again be offered this 1st spring session for grades 1 and 2 (next session will be for grades 3 and 4). The students will explore, adventure, and learn about the natural world. Children will explore the outdoor environment at school once a week for five weeks with Ms. Haley Barber. The students will be picked up from their classes after school. 12 spots will be available in each group.
Ages: Grades 1 (Monday) & 2 (Wednesday)
Location: Jamestown School
Cost: $55/person

Financial Aid is available for CISF Programs

Questions? Contact Meg Myles at

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