We are a parent participation wilderness immersion program (think: forest school). In our group we learn about nature, play in nature and explore nature together. Some weeks we may hike to a favorite climbing tree and practice those skills. Other weeks we practice casting lines with fishing poles. We follow forest school methodology in that we meet at the same location every week to build ownership amongst the children. Families sign up to bring enrichment activities at base camp - recently one mom brought wooden snakes to paint, another brought everything to paint with mud.
The first hour of our group is child-led. We take a snack break in the middle to come together as a group and learn. On Week A we watch a short video from our curriculum and on Week B we check in on our progress from the assignments given in the videos. For example, a few months ago the assignment was to find a specimen and research it. The following week, many of the kids stood up and showed the group what they had found and documented in their nature journals. We read a book related to nature each week, do nature journaling, and provide a variety of activities to explore at our base camp. After this point we often make a group plan that involves hiking, building, exploring, etc.