Caspar Creek Learning Community is a non-classroom-based K-5 public charter school program serving families in the greater Mendocino-Fort Bragg area of the Northern California coast. Attendance-optional classes are held at our resource center, which borders both Russian Gulch State Park and Jackson Demonstration State Forest near the scenic coastal village of Caspar, California. Three full-time certificated teachers, a Site Coordinator and assorted support staff serve some 40 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. The program features multi-age, small-group learning environments, interactive learning with peers and staff, project-based learning, developmentally appropriate use of technology, active involvement of parents and other community members, and incorporates the natural habitat provided by the learning center’s unique setting. The board of the local parent-run nonprofit coordinates fundraising, volunteer and administrative support.