Unschooling Family Adventure Guides

Did you look out the classroom window as a child (feeling bored and disconnected from the world), hear adventure beckoning, and have to stifle it?

Now you see your child looking out the window, and you want to see them soar. You want to soar together. We can help you grow your wings.

Do you hear it? Adventure is calling.
Answer the call with the Unschooling Family Adventure Guide.

Have you noticed that your child comes alive when they make a discovery on an adventure in the real world (while they just get through it when forced to rifle through a textbook)?

This is the heart of experiential learning. Learning through experience is meaningful and lasting. You expand your sense of self and your connection with the world while you learn about it firsthand.

The Unschooling Family Adventure Guide has the key.

Instead of just reading about a redwood, climb on one.
Instead of just studying the ocean, swim in it.

Take the leap and expand your classroom from your four walls to the world.

And you don't have to sell your house and move to Bali to make this shift. All you have to do is get the Unschooling Family Adventure Guides. Prerequisites are curiosity and an adventurous spirit.

Are these Guides right for your family?

  • Do you have a child or children aged 3-10?
  • Do you enjoy having fun together?
  • Do you value experiential, self-directed learning? 
  • Could you benefit from a boost in connection with nature, your local community, and fellow unschoolers?
  • Are you wanting to shift your lifestyle but lacking the direction and confidence to take the leap?

Your Guides

Each adventure guide includes:

  • A theme at the core of each adventure (that can be adapted for any location or family needs)
  • Activities to elevate the learning potential of each experience ( from science, art, writing, history, physical, imagination, mindfulness, economics, innovation, and botany, to geography, life skills, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, zoology, and so much more)
  • Photos to inspire your adventures
  • Discussion points to spur inquisitive exploration and connection
  • Recommendations to further your growth as a parent
  • Direction for learning beyond the end of the adventure

Spring - $75

When you get the Spring Unschooling Family Adventure Guide you get:

  • Complete set of 5 Guides for Spring exploration, including:
    • Woods
    • Culture
    • Animal
    • State
    • Volunteer
  • Access to the Unschooling Family Adventure Facebook group for ongoing support

Sneak peek of what's inside the Spring Challenge...

Fall - $75

When you get the Fall Unschooling Family Adventure Guide you get:

  • Complete set of 5 Guides for Fall exploration, including:
    • Water
    • Museum
    • Weather
    • History
    • Mentor
  • Access to the Unschooling Family Adventure Facebook group for ongoing support


Click below to register your family today!

What Others Have to Say about the Unschooling Family Adventure Guides:

I'm so glad we ended up in this group and decided to be a part of this challenge! It has stretched me and forced me to be more intentional about getting out and LIVING with my three youngsters. It's so easy sometimes to just "get through the day" (ok, sometimes that's not even easy with three under three) but being a part of this challenge has shown me the value in just getting out the door. Even if it's just to the trail down the road, you might find a hidden creek you didn't know about!

Through it I have learned more about my kids. My 3yo seems to learn through discussion and observation. My 15 month old son seems to just absorb everything, constantly experimenting and examining, so serious. My 15 month old daughter just jumps in, splashing in the mud, squishing it in her fingers, chasing the seagulls. All in all it was GREAT fun and I'm so glad we did it!!

- Julie Anne Wilson

Our family's most rewarding experience together in working through the Unschooling Family Adventure Challenge was discovering the world of unschooling which I had been so curious about but never explored before, and also opening the door to bonding together as a family through learning and exploring.

This challenge has taught me to let go, go with the flow, and not try to control the learning. Learning will happen, it may not be exactly what I planned, but it's still learning, and we are all growing from it. We all have something to learn. I think that this experience has made us grow closer together, and what we will take away from it, is an increased respect for what each one of us has to bring to the table. None of the "we are the parents so we teach and you learn. " Everyone is equal. Everyone is a leader. Everyone takes part in shaping the adventure.

- Pascale Chazan

So much fun! Through the Unschooling Family Adventure Challenge, I have been reintroduced to the world through my child's eyes. I have learned that Unschooling is really about LIVING, not just breathing and going through the motions, rather; recognizing that the world IS at our fingertips and using it as our playground (or school), being IN the moment, and valuing the learning experiences and bonding opportunities it provides… LIVE and the learning just happens.

Once I let go of the image in my head of what I thought homeschooling should look like, it was so easy and FUN to take on the Unschooling Challenges head on. And, I am so glad I did, because my child learned, I learned from my child, we learned together, had fun, and made memories. Thank you Rachel and Leah for such beautiful, lifelong memories.

- Angela Zagame Talbert

We are so grateful to have been involved with the Unschooling Family Adventure Challenge! It really was a perfect fit for us in many ways and we learned so much from the program and the adventures! The most rewarding part of this adventure was being able to experience all of this as an ENTIRE family, and ALL work together to fulfill a goal. We already spent a lot of time outdoors, but having a goal made our time together more meaningful. I think from that aspect, I will take away a greater understanding of goal setting and its benefits. Thanks again for this awesome experience!! We had a blast and will never forget those memories!

- Andrea Ford



Adventure is calling. You're ready to answer the call!

Your Guide: Leah McDermott

Leah McDermott is an unschooling mama of 2 adventurous and thrill-seeking boys, enjoying an urban wild life in the Pacific Northwest. She has two Master’s of Education, has coached and worked with hundreds of families and schools around the world to bring children to nature as the basis for all knowledge and learning, and has spent nearly 15 years working in the field. She is a published author, speaker, and natural learning advocate on many platforms including The Huffington Post, Natural Preschool Conference, and her own company Your Natural Learner.

Rachel Rainbolt

Your Guide: Rachel Rainbolt

Rachel Rainbolt is an unschooling mama to 3 wild and free boys in a family with an insatiable appetite for all the world holds for them to discover. She is the Parenting Coach for gentle (intentional, intuitive, respectful, compassionate, authentic) women who want to elevate their mothering and are ready to get connected, joyful, and free on the natural path. She brings a unique alchemy of insight (M.A. Family Therapy, CEIM, and published writer of 4 books, numerous curricula, and countless articles), experience (nearly 2 decades working with young children and parents), passion (media advocate on television, podcasts, and vlogs), and heart (unschooling and attachment parenting mother of 3) to Sage Parenting coaching, classes, and books.