Peterborough, Ontario

Timbernook-Peterborough, a division of Compass Early Learning and Care, brings transformative, sensory rich outdoor experiences to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Timbernook-Peterborough strives to provide authentic, inspiring creative play in the great outdoors.

Overview

PLEASE NOTE: ALL Summer Camps are accepting children ages 4 to 12, excluding Friends In The Wild.

While we use a variety of fantastic locations here at Timbernook-Peterborough, our main site is located at Northcote Campus, part of Lakefield College School. This historic property once belonged to beloved Peterborough resident, Dr Gastle.

Our "hollow", as we affectionately call it, is nestled inside 160 acres of varying landscape- tall cedar trees, swampy marshes and beautiful shorelines of Lake Katchewanooka. There are endless nooks and crannies to explore, small wildlife and birds to observe, and magical places to get lost in imagination.

Timbernook Certified Provider
Your Certified Provider:
Jenna Trumbull

Email: timbernook@compasselc.com

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The Team
Jenna

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Shauna

Certified TimberNook Provider

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Available Programs

Tiny Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Tiny Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 1.5 - 4

Dates: Sep 30 - Nov 11

Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Price: $141.45 per child

Overview:

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child together 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, doing “construction work” in mud puddles, or experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll walk away each week brimming with ideas for inspiring unique, creative play at home as well. Programs may vary based on location.
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Wild Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Wild Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 8 - 12

Dates: Sep 26 - Nov 7

Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $207.00 per child

Overview:

Each series of the Wild Ones program will focus on a different theme with new adventures that ignite the senses, challenge the mind and foster a sense of community. Children will engage in a multitude of fun and challenging activities, including creating an adventure playground, learning about the properties of physics, and using their new outdoor skills to locate buried treasure and build pirate traps with their mates! They’ll also get plenty of time to learn about the natural world, cook over an open fire, play and create their own little world in the woods with friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Little Wild Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Little Wild Ones – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Sep 24 - Nov 5

Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $207.41 per child

Overview:

Our popular forest program that fosters children playing outdoors and learning in the fall, spring, summer 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. Learning has never been more exciting! Programs may vary based on location.
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September PA Day: Woodland Tinkering – Timbernook Peterborough

September PA Day: Woodland Tinkering – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 4 - 12

Dates: Sep 27

Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 am

Capacity: 24

Price: $30.26 per child

Overview:

This program is focused on design and creativity in the wild. Children will delight in experiences like creating elaborate track systems for soap bucket races in water and making a miniature golf course in the woods. There will also be plenty of time for free play, cooking over an open fire, and games in the wild. This program will inspire hours of creative play! Programs may vary based on location.
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Friends in the Wild – Timbernook Peterborough

Friends in the Wild – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 4 - 7

Dates: Aug 26 - Aug 30

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capacity: 18

Price: $201.50 per child

Overview:

This program is all about allowing the children to dive deep into their imaginations–with a little help from their friends! Children will pick a stuffed animal from home and bring it into the woods with them. They will enjoy making water slides for their stuffed animals, bringing them to a circus, and engaging in many other adventures made better with the companionship of their furry friends. Programs may vary based on location.
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Sensory Adventures – Timbernook Peterborough

Sensory Adventures – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Aug 19 - Aug 23

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capacity: 18

Price: $201.50 per child

Overview:

This program is sensory extraordinaire. Children will design creative forts using unusual materials, have fantastic mud and slime wars, and go on an amazing race with small groups that challenge both their minds and their senses. There will also be plenty of time for free play, cooking over an open fire, and other exciting games in the wild. This program is sure to challenge the mind while fully engaging the senses. Programs may vary based on location.
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Woodland Tinkering – Timbernook Peterborough

Woodland Tinkering – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capacity: 15

Price: $201.50 per child

Overview:

This program is focused on design and creativity in the wild. Children will delight in experiences like creating elaborate track systems for soap bucket races in water and making a miniature golf course in the woods. There will also be plenty of time for free play, cooking over an open fire, and games in the wild. This program will inspire hours of creative play! Programs may vary based on location.
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Extreme Art – Timbernook Peterborough

Extreme Art – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 7 - 12

Dates: Jul 29 - Aug 2

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capacity: 16

Price: $201.50 per child

Overview:

This program is all about art...gone wild! Children will be dabbling in decorative fort making, rocket painting, and even cooking with colors. Each experience introduces new creative art and play. If you think your child will enjoy whole-body sensory art, then this is the perfect program for them! Programs may vary based on location.
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Enchanted – Timbernook Peterborough

Enchanted – Timbernook Peterborough

Ages: 5 - 9

Dates: Jul 22 - Jul 26

Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Capacity: 18

Price: $201.50 per child

Overview:

Children will dive deep into their imaginations as they enter an enchanted world!  They will create their own magical village, prepare feasts, joust in the mud and hunting for gold in the most unexpected places. This program is sure to inspire and create lasting memories for years to come. Programs may vary based on location.
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