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ALF Summer Camp 2017

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm PDT


ALF Summer is a two-week, immersive, experiential training in facilitation of self-directed learning. 

Experience: Agile Learning Facilitators and ALC Organizers convene a space for new facilitators, parents, and members of ALC startups to co-create self-directed learning for the adults, as well as for children attending the summer camp.

Structure: We’ll start and end each day together, and generate the content of the program as well as schedule for each day leveraging the same kinds of tools for self-organization that we use in ALCs. This is experiential learning — learning through doing. Please don’t come expecting a pre-fabricated “curriculum.”

Core Intention: Participants will have the experience and confidence to facilitate at an ALC or another self-directed learning context. This is less about absorbing certain information, or learning the “right” way to use ALC tools, and more about learning to hold the space for learning, and stand in authentic (instead of authoritative) relationship with learners.

Who is ALF Training for?

You’re involved with an ALC…
Creating an ALC Startup… 
Or want to get involved with an ALC…

  • Facilitators and potential ones (called “teachers” in schools that focus on teaching instead of learning)
  • Administrators managing the operations of an ALC
  • Parents who want to optimally support your children as self-directed learners
  • Volunteers who want to work with passionate and self-directed kids

Timing and Costs

When: August 2nd – August 16th
Where: Lighthouse Christian Center 5770 Saunders Ave. Loomis, CA 95650

How much: Full Session (8/2 – 8/16)

  • Program: $1500
  • Food Plan: add $280

The food plan covers breakfasts and catered lunches on all days the group convenes. Scholarship funds are available — see application.

Program Rhythm and Flow

First Week – The Basics (Wed – Fri)

You will jump straight into using the practices and philosophy of ALC educational model. Experience the effectiveness and energy that come from using some of the best tools for self-organizing. You can challenge or dig deeply into elements of ALCs, share your passions and lessons around self-directed learning, explore, create, play, forward your projects or your startup school. People usually request some sessions to cover ALC tools, communication, and educational model in greater detail.

Week 2 – Summer Camp (Mon – Fri)

The kids join in, amplifying the energy many-fold! We will be running a summer camp ALC style for 20-30 kids of all ages. This is where we practice deepening our abilities to hold authentic relationship with the kids, and also use the tools, lead some sessions, and support learners projects. We will meet briefly before camp to set our intentions and schedules, and afterward to debrief, reflect, and share insights.

Week 3 – Reflection and Feedback (Mon – Wed)

Although a short week, this is the time for getting feedback via peer reviews, reflecting on the gaps in your own skills you’d like to close, and deepening relationships with other ALFs. If you want to harvest insight from your peers, solidify your skills, or set up collaboration with other schools or the ALC Network.

Please complete our program application form!


August 2 @ 9:00 am
August 16 @ 4:00 pm
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