In-Person - Friluftsliv Klubb (K-2nd Grade)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person - Friluftsliv Klubb (K-2nd Grade)

6 Weeks, Thursdays, March 31-May 5 with Rachel Sandhorst

Ages 5-7 (Grades K - 2nd)
Level of Instruction
This program is designed for youth in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.
$50.00 Members
$50.00 Non-members

Let's explore the concept of friluftsliv by spending time together celebrating the outdoors. We will connect with each other and nature through walks and activities, observations and explorations, and lots of fun – all outside! There will be time to relax and enjoy the beauty around us while also learning how to live in harmony with the plants and animals in our midst. Friluftsliv is not just an activity, it's the idea of living a full outdoor life with nature at the core. Our weekly outdoor excursions will help us connect in nature to bring more peace, balance, and well-being to our lives! Plan to be outdoors in Vesterheim Heritage Park or on nearby trails as much as possible. Please dress for all weather. An after-school snack will be provided. 

Vesterheim Folk Art School will offer a walking school bus for any Friluftsliv Klubb participants coming from John Cline School. If your child attends John Cline and would like to "ride" the walking school bus please email Folk Art School staff directly.

This program is also offered for 6 weeks on Thursdays, Feb 10 - March 17!

***This class is an in-person class at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***

Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at or call 563-382-9681.

Enrolment Deadline: March 10, 2022


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About the Instructor

Rachel  Sandhorst

Rachel Sandhorst


Rachel Sandhorst loves spending time outside but loves sharing nature with others even more! She spends her time teaching, traveling, and parenting - all outdoors as much as possible.