Open Enrollment for the Fort Ross Environmental Living Program (ELP/ELDP) begins April 1st at 7:00 AM. Applications submitted before April 1st for the following school year will not be considered. All applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis according to space availability. If a school has multiple classes coming, each teacher must fill out his or her own reservation form. ELPs take place on Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday, with ELDPs (day programs) usually taking place on Wednesdays. We are open to scheduling weekend programs, too.
Class Size – Applications will be granted for one program for one class or two classes if the total number of students is 40 or fewer. Teachers who team-teach will need to split the class into two groups if the two classes total more than forty students; each teacher will have to submit a separate application. Teachers who team-teach a total student count fewer than forty may apply using one application.
Teacher in Charge – Each class must have a teacher on site that has completed the Fort Ross ELP Teacher Training in order to participate in the overnight program. The teacher on the application form MUST be the teacher on-site for the program–absolutely no substitutions are allowed. Reservations are issued to an individual teacher and are not transferable between teachers. The teacher and all parents MUST stay onsite throughout the entire ELP session.