Challenge. Learn. Grow.
At the heart of TimberNook programming is the philosophy that children flourish when given the time and space to play in sensory-rich, experiential learning environments. Bringing exploration and nature together results in a truly unique way to reach children at a key point in their development.
The TimberNook Experience
TimberNook programs offer the ultimate sensory experience for children, challenging the mind, body and the senses through meaningful outdoor play opportunities. Each experience is unique to the location, provider, and group of children, and includes free play in sensory-rich learning environments to further enhance play schemes.
TimberNook is not your typical nature program. TimberNook programs intricately weave the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors with a thorough understanding of child development and alternative education. The result is a sensory play experience that supports every aspect of the growing child. We do this by skillfully using the environment as inspiration for creative play opportunities.Therapeutic Benefits
Transform with TimberNook
Providers often speak of the “magic” they witness at TimberNook, even over the course of just one week. Children of all abilities are able to challenge their social, emotional, sensory, and cognitive skills at TimberNook, the therapeutic benefits of which are vast and often surprising to all involved.Our Research
Play the TimberNook Way
Children Are Given Time and Space
TimberNook providers step back and empower age-appropriate risk-taking and deep play, based on process-oriented learning. Children are able to work out solutions to problems and develop complex play schemes.
Programs Are Led By Experts
We attract like-minded professionals that have backgrounds ranging from therapy, kinesiology, counseling, education, child development, and medicine.
Children Have Meaningful Play Experiences
The children are our biggest fans and greatest sources of inspiration. We often hear, “This is the most fun EVER!” Many of our best ideas come from time spent in quiet observation of children’s activity patterns during play!
“Rarely, are children ever given the opportunity to just be themselves and do what they want to do, explore their own interests. At TimberNook, children get a different experience. They get one that will make lasting impressions on who they are and what they are capable of. We provide an escape for children….I’m so proud to be part of something so magical. My heart just about explodes every time I see a child smile with pride as they accomplish something new.”
“My daughter just finished a week of camp at TimberNook. After completing her first year of pre-k, I was left feeling that the system we placed her into, albeit well-meaning, stifled her gifts and often failed to recognize her uniqueness and penchant for all things nature. One week of TimberNook brought my daughter back to life in so many ways. Her eyes opened wide again and she couldn’t wait to arrive at camp each and every day. What y’all are doing is a true gift.”
“Amazing! So glad my kids get to be a part of this!”
“TimberNook values experiences over activities because they tap into a child’s highest potential and this is where you really captivate and ‘transform’ a child. The ability to generate new ideas is a difficult skill to teach children, and the only way to really tap into that is to give them an open-ended opportunity, a set of materials that sparks interest and the fre
“Our children have thrived in the TimberNook environment. We would recommend it to anyone…”