Open Air Electives is a primarily outdoor drop-off program for homeschool students featuring Art, PE, and other elective classes for Grades K-6 as a package deal offered by local businesses in Loudoun County, VA.   This program was launched in 2020 as a low-risk solution for COVID safety, but has been such a blessing that we are continuing on!  This program is focused primarily on electives, and families from a variety of backgrounds enjoy our classes.  While there is no statement of faith required to participate and all are joyfully welcomed, we also welcome organic faith-based conversations, and our character lessons in PE feature wholesome character traits and the belief that a good and loving God is the source of all of them. Occasionally our field trip options have included a Christian organization such as Camp Highroad or a prayer over lunch.

Base Package Information (K-6th Grade) – $250

We are proud to announce that GamePoint Athletics will offer Physical Education and the Loudoun Chapter of Abrakadoodle will offer Art as the “base package” for Open Air Electives.  These two classes are offered as the centerpiece of the program for $250, which includes 8 weeks of classes, all enrollment and space rental costs, as well as access to community-style field trips on Thursdays and Fridays. During Art and PE, students will be grouped according to birthdate into either the Early or Upper Elementary class. Before or after Base Package, you may opt to enroll your student in an additional elective class based on interest, for which we have a variety of selections for you (see below)!



P.E. by GamePoint Athletics

Physical Education offers a variety of enriching activities that focus on teamwork, friendly competition, skill development, and tons of fun!  Children will participate in various types of PE games that involve tag, parachute, relays, and strategic invasion games such as Capture the Jewels.  Throughout the Fall and Spring, children will also participate in sports units including soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, Omni-kin ball, games with paddles, extreme kickball, nerf dodgeball, and more!  Each class, children will learn the value of a specific God-given character trait (such as resilience) and the value it has for their lives.  This typically happens in short 5 minute small groups, and throughout the lesson as the children are engaging in the curriculum in fun and interactive ways.

Supplies:  Students will need closed-toe sneakers and a water bottle.



Art by Abrakadoodle

The Abrakadoodle art experience engages children with art lessons that will inspire your child’s imagination. Our program is intended to be an art enrichment class where children will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques.  The students will utilize materials such as watercolors, paint, oil pastels, air dry clay and more to create their own unique artwork.  Our emphasis is learning through the process of art and having fun.  Students will create and bring home a new piece of artwork each week.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase the following supplies for their individual art kits before the start of class: Crayola Broadline Colored Markers, Student Scissors, Glue sticks, and a Pencil box or large ziplock baggie to transport supplies.  We also recommend fingerless gloves for cold days at our Claude Moore Park location.


Add-On Options – You Pick!

Once you have registered for the Base Package, you may opt to add on additional electives.  These electives may vary by location and cost.  The links to register for the Add-On Elective classes will be emailed to you after your Base Package registration is processed.  You may choose different additional classes for each semester.

Drama by Drama Kids (K-6) – $170; Claude Moore Park & Purcellville

Rhythm Kids by Music Together  (K-3) – $165; Claude Moore Park & Purcellville

Robotics by Snapology (K-6) – $170; Claude Moore Park & Purcellville 

Nature Study by Claude Moore Park Naturalists (K-6) – $60; Claude Moore Park Only



Field Trips

Join us on Thursdays and/or Fridays for family-style field trip adventures! Field trips are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters Only. Past examples include:

  • Wegmeyer Farms
  • Frying Pan Farm Park
  • Seneca Schoolhouse
  • Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum
  • Historic Aldie Mill
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
  • Ashburn Firehouse
  • Loudoun Aquiary
  • South Mountain Creamery
  • Fitzgerald Stables

All Field Trips require the attendance of a parent or guardian.  

Upcoming 2024-25 Dates & Locations


Claude Moore Park (Sterling):  Mondays, 9 AM – 11 AM Art & PE; Add-On Options of Drama, Robotics, & Nature Study available 11 AM – 12 PM

***Our CMP location operates OUTDOOR ONLY. Weather cancellations and use of make-up dates are expected.***

FALL 2024: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, (no class Oct 14), Oct 21, 28, Nov 4 (Makeup dates: Nov 11 & 18)
SPRING 2025: March 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, (no class Apr 14), Apr 21, 28, May 5 (Makeup dates: May 12 & 19)


Purcellville Baptist Church (Purcellville): Wednesdays, 1 PM – 3 PM Art & PE; Add-On Options of Drama at 12 – 1 PM or Robotics at 3 -4 PM

***Our PBC location is a hybrid of INDOOR & OUTDOOR space.  Weather cancellations are rare.***

FALL 2024: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, (no class Oct 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov 6 (Make-up date: Nov 13)
WINTER/ SPRING 2025: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, (no class Mar 12), Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, (no class Apr 16), Apr 23, 30 (Make-up dates: May 7 & 14)


FALL 2024 Registration

Please select the location below where you would like to attend Open Air Electives:  Claude Moore Park in Sterling on Mondays or Purcellville Baptist Church in Purcellville on Wednesdays.  Complete your Base Package registration (includes Art, PE, all overhead fees, and optional field trips).  Add-on class options will be available to you after completing Base Package registration.

Please note:  Initially your registration will appear to be “on hold.”  Your registration will be processed within 24 hours.  Thank you!

Questions?  Contact Elisabeth Gardiner at