Valparaiso

TimberNook Northwest Indiana is tucked into the beautiful Gabis Arboretum in Valparaiso, Indiana. Children will explore the sensory aspects of nature, challenge their bodies and their minds, and develop confidence and lasting friendships through our innovative, inclusive, nature immersive camps. Each program is designed to inspire, enchant, and bring their imaginations to life. Based on the principles from the book "Balanced and Barefoot", children are given time, space, and inspiration to immerse themselves in deep and meaningful play. Rather than directing creativity and play schemes as most programs do; TimberNook provides large scale experiences, staging the environment to inspire. There is ample time and opportunity to practice true creativity free of adult direction, control, or frequent transitions under the watchful eyes of handpicked, caring camp counselors. As a result of this transformative method children try new things, practice conflict resolution, improve gross and fine motor skills, all while engaging in exciting adventures of their own design!

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TimberNook Northwest Indiana is located in a beautiful nook off-trail at the Gabis Arboretum in Valparaiso, Indiana. As a property of Purdue Northwest, they value the focus on nature, child development, and learning through play that TimberNook offers! This site offers children a rich variety from wetlands, streams, and heavily wooded areas with trails, to specially designed features such as the adventure garden. Wildflowers abound and children will keep their eyes peeled to spot nesting birds and woodland critters such as chipmunks and deer. Of course climbing fallen trees and jumping in mud puddles are sure to be favorite parts of a day at the arboretum.

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2022 Summer Camp Registration Opens on February 1st!! Registration for 2022 Spring Tiny Ones programs is now open. Lets Play the TimberNook Way!

Spring Tiny Ones

Tiny Ones

April 29 9:30-11:30 parents and toddlers walking-6y/o $15.00

Tiny Ones

May 6 9:30-11:30 parents and toddlers walking-6y/o $15.00

Tiny Ones

May 13 9:30-11:30 parents and toddlers walking-6y/o $15.00

Tiny Ones

May 20 9:30-11:30 parents and toddlers walking-6y/o $15.00

Summer Camps

Castaways

May 30- June 3 7-12y/o 9am-3pm $325

Barefoot&Buckets

June 13-17 4-7y/o 9am-1pm $220

Sensory Adventures

June 27-July 1 7-12y/o 9am-3pm $325

Enchanted - Land of Oz

July 11-15 5-9y/o 9am-1pm $220

Storybook

July 25-29 4-7y/o 9am-1pm $220

Homeschool Field Trips

Chesterton Homeschool Co-op

April 22 9-12 5-10y/o $20/child

Summer camps and year round programs are excellent alternative learning and field trip opportunities for homeschool families!

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Erin Crews

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 305-304-8344


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The Team
Jenni Csenar

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Teresa Stack

First Steps Service Coordinator

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Stacey Stasko

School Occupational Therapist

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Erin Crews

OT/Owner/Director

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Available Programs

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: May 20

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Price: $15.00 per child

Overview:

Tiny Ones is designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers.  You and your child will venture outdoors for creative play opportunities that foster healthy child development. You’ll also receive weekly ideas on how to inspire independent play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: May 13

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Price: $15.00 per child

Overview:

Tiny Ones is designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers.  You and your child will venture outdoors for creative play opportunities that foster healthy child development. You’ll also receive weekly ideas on how to inspire independent play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: May 6

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Price: $15.00 per child

Overview:

Tiny Ones is designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers.  You and your child will venture outdoors for creative play opportunities that foster healthy child development. You’ll also receive weekly ideas on how to inspire independent play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Apr 29

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Price: $15.00 per child

Overview:

Tiny Ones is designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers.  You and your child will venture outdoors for creative play opportunities that foster healthy child development. You’ll also receive weekly ideas on how to inspire independent play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Field Trips – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Field Trips – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 10

Dates: Apr 22

Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Price: $20.00 per child

Overview:

School Field Trips provide a unique opportunity for classes to experience outdoor learning and skill development through play. Our field trips can be customized according to your needs and are offered on flexible schedules. *Programs may vary based on location.
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