In our second year of programming, we are happy to announce that listed programs will be have an Early Bird Discount until February 10, 2020.

Timbernook of Lancaster County is offered as a service of Excentia Human Services, a nonprofit organization in Lancaster County. At TimberNook of Lancaster County, children have the chance to play together and independently, using stories, games, and experiences to have fun, learn, develop, and explore. Excentia Human services believes in the TimberNook philosophy that the more children engage in self-directed play and take reasonable risks outdoors, the better equipped they are to be successful in home and school environments.

Snacks and lunches are provided by parents.

Children should come prepared for the day's weather. We will only use the shelter if a dangerous storm occurs.

For all sessions (except Tiny Ones), drop-off will begin 5 minutes before the stated arrival time and pick-up must be completed 5 minutes post end time.

Stated ages are suggested. Please contact us for consideration of children outside the range.


All TimberNook of Lancaster County sessions will be held at Climbers Run Nature Preserve ( a property of the Lancaster Conservancy) located at 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA 17565.

This diverse site has wooded areas and well as open fields and a stream. We will have access to toilet facilities and a restored barn in case of dangerous weather.

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Crystal Wenger


Phone: 717-299-4829

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Available Programs

Wild Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Wild Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Ages: 8 - 10

Dates: Jul 20 - Jul 24

Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $265.00 $245.00 per child


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.
Little Wild Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Little Wild Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Jun 22 - Jun 26

Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Price: $135.00 $115.00 per child


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.
Tiny Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Tiny Ones – TimberNook of Lancaster County

Ages: 2 - 4

Dates: May 5 - May 26

Times: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Price: $75.00 $65.00 per child


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.