Gorham, Maine

We are excited to offer TimberNook right in the heart of Gorham, ME - far enough from Portland to find some fresh air and beautiful woods, yet close enough to be convenient! Located on 5 acres of forested land that backs into many more hundreds of acres of woods, children have the chance to step into another world - one where they are given the time and space to run, climb, build, imagine and create. Let them play the TimberNook way!

Overview

Hello and welcome! You will find here information regarding our upcoming programs. The families who find their way to TimberNook are those who believe in the importance of deep, authentic, child-led play for children's minds, bodies, and spirits. Children learn invaluable life lessons when playing with each other, in environments where they are free to make choices, come up with ideas and solve their problems. This is what we aspire to provide at TimberNook, especially at a time when children’s play has been curtailed due to the pandemic. We are 100% outdoors, try to keep small consistent groups, and have lots of space to spread out! Children are required to wear face coverings while at our programs (though we offer a medical exemption) and will wash hands before handling food. We also ask parents to sign a waiver that commits them to following CDC guidelines regarding COVID while not a TimberNook, to minimize their chances of contracting the virus. There is an understanding that we all need to be working together for TimberNook to stay open and keep the play going! Please sign up for our e-newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/380facff5a5f/tngpm-mailing-list

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Elizabeth Wilkins

Email: elizabeth.wilkins@timbernook.com

Phone: 561-315-6641


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The Team
Pauli Wood

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Available Programs

Wild Ones – Winter/Spring 2021 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Wild Ones – Winter/Spring 2021 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Sep 9 - May 20

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $50.00 per child

Overview:

These program series offer learning through meaningful play experiences. Children will do everything from create giant ball runs in the woods to designing adventure courses through the mud. Each program offers unique and memorable play opportunities that challenge creativity, social emotional development, problem solving, social skills, and the senses at the same time! Programs may vary based on location.
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Little Wild Ones – Winter/Spring 2021 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Little Wild Ones – Winter/Spring 2021 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Sep 8 - May 19

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $50.00 per child

Overview:

Our popular year-round forest program gets children playing outdoors and learning in the fall, spring, and winter months. Children enjoy “living and breathing” stories, diving deep into their imaginations, engineering in grand-scale play experiences, and so much more! They’ll also get plenty of time to cook over an open fire and play for hours on end. Programs may vary based on location.
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Little Wild Ones – First Time Drop In $20 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Little Wild Ones – First Time Drop In $20 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Jan 6 - May 18

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $20.00 per child

Overview:

Our popular year-round forest program gets children playing outdoors and learning in the fall, spring, and winter months. Children enjoy “living and breathing” stories, diving deep into their imaginations, engineering in grand-scale play experiences, and so much more! They’ll also get plenty of time to cook over an open fire and play for hours on end. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – Fall 2020 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Tiny Ones – Fall 2020 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 1.5 - 4

Dates: Sep 10 - Oct 15

Times: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: $120.00 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden to doing “construction work” in mud puddles to experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll also walk away each week with an idea on how to inspire creative play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Tiny Ones – First time drop-in rate $10 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Tiny Ones – First time drop-in rate $10 – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 1.5 - 4

Dates: Sep 6 - Dec 12

Times: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Price: $10.00 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden to doing “construction work” in mud puddles to experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll also walk away each week with an idea on how to inspire creative play at home. Programs may vary based on location.
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Storybook Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Storybook Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Jun 29 - Jul 2

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capacity: 15

Price: $199.00 per child

Overview:

One of our most popular programs, where young children “live and breathe” stories out in the wild. Inspired by Dr. Seuss classics, children will be doing everything from creating a life-sized circus to enjoying a “green eggs and ham” experience in nature. With the turn of every day, comes a new story for the children to experience and lots of FUN! Programs may vary based on location.
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Enchanted Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Enchanted Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 5 - 10

Dates: Jul 6 - Jul 9

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capacity: 14

Price: $199.00 per child

Overview:

Children will dive deep into their imaginations, as they enter the world of Heroes & Villains. Children will choose to become either a super hero or super villain for the week. They will create their own lairs, test their skills over and through the mud, and enjoy battles, feasts and more! This week is sure to inspire and create lasting memories for years to come. Programs may vary based on location.
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Castaways Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Castaways Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Jul 13 - Jul 16

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Capacity: 17

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

A brand new week-long adventure for 2020 where children’s survival instincts & imagination are challenged. “Stranded” on a deserted island, children are given only the bare essentials to make their own little world in the woods. Each day is filled with adventure and excitement as the theme unfolds and children build huts, tools, rafts, and more! Programs may vary based on location
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Barefoot and Buckets Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Barefoot and Buckets Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Jul 27 - Jul 30

Times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capacity: 15

Price: $199.00 per child

Overview:

This program emanates childhood days past. A traditional TimberNook program where young children have unique play experiences that challenge their mind and body in beautiful natural settings, followed by hours of play. They’ll be doing everything from building dams to alter the flow of water to creating clever castles in the woods. And so much more! Programs may vary based on location.
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Sensory Adventures Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Sensory Adventures Summer Camp – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 5 - 10

Dates: Aug 3 - Aug 6

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

This week is sensory extraordinaire. Children will design unique musical instruments using junk & host their own concert. They will also have fantastic sensational adventures such as creating their own “dunk challenge” and hosting a waffle café. This program is sure to challenge the mind, while fully engaging the senses at the same time. Programs may vary based on location.
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Extreme Art – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Extreme Art – TimberNook of Greater Portland, Maine

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Aug 10 - Aug 13

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $299.00 per child

Overview:

Children will work together to create a grand-scale art fair from scratch! They will be designing their own art pieces, creating art exhibits, and then selling their merchandise at the end of the week to paying customers. If you think your child will enjoy art experiences orchestrated through play, than this is the program for them! Programs may vary based on location.
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