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Summer Forest Friends

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Friday, August 26, 2022
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, June 17, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, June 24, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, July 01, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, July 15, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, July 29, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, August 12, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, August 19, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 9:00 AM (EDT) Friday, August 26, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Glen Meadows Retirement Community

Join us for leafy adventures this summer! Children ages 3-5 (entering preschool) and ages 5-7 (entering K-2nd grades) will roam the forests and fields making seasonal discoveries and new friends. We will explore meadow, stream, pond, and woodland habitats, play games, make nature arts and handcrafts, and more!

This is a playful way to extend forest school throughout the summer. Classes take place 100% outdoors, rain-or-shine! Two nature-loving teachers guide up to 12 children during Forest Friends classes. A complete list of gear, weather policies, and other details are provided upon registration.

Registration: Registration is offered in weekly sessions. Families are offered a discounted rate per week when registering for two or more weeks (Discount may be applied toward the registration of up to 2 children per family. Email Jasmine@erafans.org for details). 

Schedule: Camps are held in June, July, and August.  Drop-off classes run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-1 p.m. with an optional (unstructured) nature play date for families (including families and grandchildren of Glen Meadows residents) on Fridays between 10-12 p.m. 

Community Building: Each Friday, we open up the forest classroom for an optional nature play date for families. This provides a way to enjoy the forest classroom at Glen Meadows, which is exclusively used for Notchcliff programs. Families who register for camp or any other Notchcliff programs are welcome to attend any Fridays throughout the summer for FREE! One teacher will be present, but please note, this is not scheduled programming - it is simply a way to gather and play in community. If you enjoy gardening, we always appreciate help tending and watering our Pollinator Garden, too. 

 June  July  August

June 14-16, Fri., June 17

June 21-23, Fri., June 24

June 28-30, Fri., July 1

*June 29 is International Mud Day!

July 12-14, Fri., July 15

July 19-21, Fri., July 22

July 26-28, Fri., July 29

August 9-11, Fri., August 12

August 16-18, Fri., August 19

August 23-25, Fri., August 26

We honor the diverse background and abilities of everyone in our learning community. We work closely with families to ensure that every child receives necessary accommodations to thrive. Please reach out to Monica if you have specific questions about our approach to inclusion or need financial assistance to attend, please contact director@erafans.org.

Enrollment Requirements: Your child must be three years old by the 1st of the session they will attend. (EX. If you child turns three on July 3, they can attend the July session). Toilet-training is not required, but please let us know about this sensitive topic in advance so we can best support your child's needs.

Family Agreement: Immersive outdoor learning means just that - we are outdoors in all kinds of weather! Families must read and sign our Family Agreement to acknowledge important policies that guide our program. 

Our gear guide, weather policies and other details will be provided in your confirmation email. We look forward to amazing adventures with you and your child this summer!

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