What is Taproot?

Taproot is...

  • A Retreat for You

    Come relax and get away for a long weekend. Reconnect with yourself and your hopes and dreams for your family.

  • Homeschool Training

    Taproot is the place to learn all about the Waldorf methods and how to infuse your lessons with the lively arts.

  • Summer Camp

    We gather at a summer camp in Ohio for some summer fun - yummy snacktime, new friends, and walks in the woods.

Taproot 2019 Details Coming Soon...


WHEN: August 2019 (exact date being finalized)

WHERE: Shaw Retreat Center, Camp Asbury in Hiram OH 44234

WHO: Homeschooling Moms (or Dads or Teachers)

WHY: To Experience the Waldorf Method including Main Lesson Blocks & the Lively Arts. And to Know that You are Not Alone!


Registration for Taproot 2019 will open March 1, 2019.

Here's What You Get When You Register

an all-inclusive weekend

  • Four days of workshops with EXPERIENCED PRESENTERS all of whom have homeschooled or worked with Waldorf homeschoolers.

  • ALL workshops, accommodations, meals, and snacks for the entire weekend. Your REGISTRATION is ALL-INCLUSIVE!

  • TWO eBOOKS on Waldorf homeschooling: Homeschooling with Waldorf: Getting Started by Barbara Dewey and Waldorf Homeschooling - Simplified: Your Toolkit for Grades 1-8 by Jean Miller.

  • MP3 RECORDINGS and songsheets of all the songs we sing at Taproot.

  • All sorts of goodies including on-site GIVEAWAYS and COUPONS from some wonderful Waldorf suppliers.

  • Small, intimate workshops providing HANDS-ON TRAINING and support. (Plus we're all at camp together! So you'll get to chat with presenters and new friends over tea, snacks, walks, and meals.)

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to Taproot 2018
    • Welcome Letter
    • Roster for Taproot 2018
  • 2
    Your eBooks
    • Homeschooling with Waldorf: Getting Started by Barbara Dewey
    • Waldorf Homeschooling - Simplified: Your Toolkit for Grades 1-8
  • 3
    New to Waldorf?
    • Start Here
  • 4
    Kindergarten Handouts
    • O Golden Sun Song
    • Stone Soup Story
    • Crayon Drawing
    • Watercolor Painting
    • Fabric Dyeing
    • Fairy Tales for 3 Year Olds
    • Fairy Tales for 5 & 6 Year Olds
    • Finger Plays
    • Watercolor Painting
    • Practical Activities
    • Handwork for Little People
    • Kindergarten Bibliography
    • Birthday Story
    • The Temperaments
  • 5
    First Grade Handouts
    • Grade One Details
    • Math for Grades 1 & 2
    • Four Processes with Gnomes
    • Form Drawing for Grade One
    • Standing Puppet Instructions
  • 6
    Grades 2-8 Handouts
    • Main Lessons for Grade 2
    • Main Lessons for Grades 3 & 4
    • Main Lessons Grades 5 & 6
    • Main Lessons Grades 5 & 6, Ancient India
    • Main Lessons for Grades 7 & 8
    • Math Movement Games
    • Movement Games, Grades 1 - 4
  • 7
    Lively Arts Handouts
    • Morning Circle Song Lyrics & Verses
    • Morning Circle Videos
    • Storytelling
    • The Lively Art of Music
    • Painting
    • Nature Study
    • Handwork (Knitting, Crocheting, Felting)
    • Crochet String Bag
  • 8
    BONUS Discounts
    • Discounts on Plan It Out & Mentor Sessions

Pricing options

Early Bird pricing opens March 1st. Commuter price offered for those who are local or staying offsite.