Learning Through Doing
TimberNook provider training is specifically designed to prepare you to manage your own TimberNook business and unique outdoor play environment. Outdoor, hands-on learning effectively translates to what you will offer at your own TimberNook camp.
The TimberNook Family
When you become a TimberNook provider, you become part of a greater network of professionals. While we employ our skills at TimberNook locations across the U.S. and the world, we always come together to share our knowledge and experience with one another. This approach is one of our greatest strengths.
Your Journey Begins
Each provider journey starts with an initial training. For U.S., Canada or Europe-based prospective providers, this training consists of five days of intensive hands-on learning at TimberNook’s 12-acre wooded headquarters in Barrington, New Hampshire. For Australian and New Zealand providers, training takes place at the Hawke’s Bay TimberNook location.
Observing and Learning
Each morning, trainees will observe camps in action and learn different qualities and techniques that exemplify an ideal TimberNook program. In the afternoons, you will have a mix of small group activities and lecture-style presentations to learn how to run your own TimberNook operation successfully. Training cohorts are kept small to maximize the opportunities for feedback, questions, and discussion, and so that you will have ample time to share your progress, goals, and creativity with other trainees.
When you’re ready to launch, a TimberNook coach will come to your site for the first three days of your camp to ensure successful carryover of the TimberNook philosophy and the implementation of the TimberNook program. The TimberNook coach will be there to provide on-site training and recommendations to help you set up your own unique outdoor play environment.
All TimberNook providers have access to ongoing training, support, and collaboration with other members of the TimberNook community, as well as TimberNook headquarters.
Apply now! To ensure high-quality training and respect the privacy of the children, spots are limited to six providers per training session.
New Zealand and Australia:
20 – 24 January 2020
20 -24 April 2020
5 – 9 October 2020