Program Overview

During this program, your child will bring a stuffed animal from home to share in their outdoor play adventures. Children will have the opportunity to create handcrafted items for their special stuffed friend and bring them along for imaginative, sensational journeys.  This week will inspire hours of creative play! Programs may vary based on location.

Program Details:

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During this program your child will be provided a stuffed animal to share in their outdoor adventures. Throughout Woodland Week, children create handcrafted items for their special friend, bringing them along for imaginative, sensational journeys. This week will inspire hours of creative play in the woods building dens, crafting boats, and having picnics with their pals, both stuffed and real.

Please read this information carefully prior to registering your child.

This nature program is for children ages 4-8, but the ages may be flexible to accommodate siblings- please send us an email prior to registration if this is an issue for you. This summer camp runs 9am-1pm. 

Our program is inclusive; we are a safe place for children and families of all abilities, backgrounds, and belief systems. Children are required to bring their own food; families will be notified of allergies prior to camp.

           COVID procedures :

  • altered pick-up and drop-off procedures in place
  • frequent cleaning of bathroom
  • cohort size limited to 18 children
  • masks not required outdoors, but will be required in the event that we have to weather indoors for a storm. Children should arrive wearing them until after temperature checks and sanitizing. This may change depending on fluctuating regulations.
  • some activities/materials modified
  • REFUND POLICY- In the event that we have to close due to lockdown, you will be offered a 90% refund or 100% credit.  Credit is ONLY issued in the event that TimberNook Northwest Indiana has to cancel the program; if a child has to miss a class due to illness, quarantine or any other reason there will be no refunds, credit or transfer of class. 

When deciding if summer camp will be a good fit for your child, please take the following into consideration:

  • We maintain a 6:1 child/adult ratio where the role of the adult is to step back and tune in. TimberNook staff maintains visual contact with children, but may be out of arm’s reach. Counselors allow children the opportunity to build conflict resolution skills, stepping in when safety is a factor.
  • Children maintain visual contact of a TimberNook counselor, stay within the designated boundaries of our site, and manage their needs (such as eating, drinking fluids, and using the restroom).
  • We understand that children are individuals and sometimes have varying abilities and unique needs. If your child requires additional support, please contact us to make a plan.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you are having difficulty with registration or payment, please try a different browser (chrome is the suggested browser) and clear your cookies/cache. If this program is full, please email us to be added to the waitlist:

erin.crews@timbernook.com

An email will go out prior to camp with more details about what to expect. Thank you for supporting TimberNook Northwest Indiana!

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TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Friends in the Wild – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Jun 28 - Jul 2

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ages: 4 - 8


Gabis Arboretum 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385


Instructor:

Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Jenni Csenar

Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Teresa Stack

Timbernook Certified Provider Team Member

Erin Crews

Email erin.crews@timbernook.com or call 305-304-8344 with questions and inquiries.

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