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 programs. Each program is designed to inspire, enchant, and bring their imaginations to life. Rather than directing creativity and play schemes as most programs do; TimberNook provides large scale experiences, staging the environment to inspire. Under the watchful eyes of handpicked, caring campers, there is ample time and opportunity to practice true creativity free of adult direction, control, or frequent transitions. 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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We are located in the beautiful 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 property contains wetlands, streams, and heavily wooded areas with trails; to specially designed features such as the adventure garden. Wildflowers abound and children keep their eyes peeled to spot nesting birds and woodland critters such as chipmunks and deer. Of course, climbing fallen trees, catching frogs, and jumping in the shallow creek are favorite parts of any day at the arboretum.

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2022 Fall Registration is open!! Lets Play the TimberNook Way!

Fall Tiny Ones

Explore all the benefits of nature, socialize with other caregivers, and head into the fall season with sensational nature play!

Adults attend with child. Ages walking-5/6. $16.50/session. Babies and adults attend free.

September

2, 9, 16, 23

October

7, 28

November

4, 11

Registration opens to general public on: August 1st

Wild Ones

Homeschool Co-op play sessions. This program offers innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play!! This fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills. Most importantly, children create lasting memories for years to come!

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Erin Crews

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 305-304-8344


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The Team
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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Kylee Ann Martin

OTD Student/Counselor

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Salina Montes

Special Education Teacher

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Available Programs

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Dec 9

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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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Protected: Field Trips – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Protected: Field Trips – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 4 - 12

Dates: Oct 13

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 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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Wild Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates: Sep 8

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 24

Price: $16.50 per child

Overview:

This program provides innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play.  Each series fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills.  Most importantly, children will create lasting memories for years to come! Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Oct 21

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Capacity: 55

Price: $16.50 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: Oct 28

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Capacity: 55

Price: $16.50 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: Nov 4

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Capacity: 50

Price: $16.50 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: Nov 11

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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: Sep 9

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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.
Explore
Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Sep 16

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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.
Explore
Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Sep 23

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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.
Explore
Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Oct 7

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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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Wild Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates: Nov 3

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 24

Price: $16.50 per child

Overview:

This program provides innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play.  Each series fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills.  Most importantly, children will create lasting memories for years to come! Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates: Oct 27

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 24

Price: $16.50 per child

Overview:

This program provides innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play.  Each series fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills.  Most importantly, children will create lasting memories for years to come! Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates: Oct 6

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 24

Price: $16.50 per child

Overview:

This program provides innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play.  Each series fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills.  Most importantly, children will create lasting memories for years to come! Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates: Sep 22

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 24

Price: $16.50 per child

Overview:

This program provides innovative learning opportunities through meaningful, child-led play.  Each series fosters essential life skills, inspires creativity, facilitates connection, and integrates advanced cognitive & social emotional skills.  Most importantly, children will create lasting memories for years to come! Programs may vary based on location.
Explore
Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Tiny Ones – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 1 - 5

Dates: Sep 2

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $16.50 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.
Explore

Protected: Field Trips – TimberNook Northwest Indiana

Ages: 4 - 12

Dates: Oct 14

Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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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