Weekly Summer Programs
PUDDLESTOMPERS Summer Programs offer an amazing hands-on nature experience for children ages 3-6 & 6-8! Following a weekly theme, each day children and educators investigate a different topic in nature. Our experienced teacher naturalists guide children in nature discovery and play through hands-on exploration, active movement, outdoor play, craft, stories and songs.
In order to offer a close-knit experience, we limit registrations to 36 campers a week and maintain a high teacher-to-student ratio. Safety is our top priority. All of our Lead Teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and all of our programs are nut-free.
Explorers: Ages 3-6 (limited to 20 campers/week)
Hikers: Ages 6-8 (limited to 16 campers/week)
Throughout the summer we offer programs in 5 different locations in the Greater Boston area. Each site has an indoor space to use in case of inclement weather, as well as various natural open spaces in which to explore. Choose the site that works the best for you and your child! To see a full list of our summer locations, visit our Summer Locations page.
Newton: Nahanton Park, 455 Nahanton Street
Newton: Auburndale Cove, West Pine Street
South Newton: Temple Beth Avodah (located at but not affiliated with), 45 Puddingstone Lane
Dedham: The Rashi School (located at but not affiliated with), 8000 Great Meadow Road
Wellesley: Warren Recreation Center, 90 Washington Street
Things to Know
- Our program runs from 9:00am-1:00pm
- We offer early drop-off at 8:30am and extended day 1:00-3:00pm at all of our Dedham and Newton locations
- Wellesley and Lincoln summer programs are for 3-6 year olds
- Our Dedham and Newton programs are for 3-6 year olds and 6-8 year olds
- All of our programs are NUT-FREE
- A mid-morning snack of Rold Gold pretzels will be provided as well as a Fla-Vor-Ice popsicle at the end of each day
- All children MUST be potty-trained
- Registration is done on a weekly basis
- Programs are held rain or shine!
9:00am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11:15am
11:15am - 11:45am
11:45am - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:00pm
Drop-off & Free Play
Snack & Nature Story
Pick-Up & Free Play
Summer 2017 Dates
Throughout the summer we offer our weekly program in various locations throughout the Greater Boston area. Please view the calendar to the right to see when and where we are running programs. Please view individual location pages for weekly themes.
Early drop-off: $8.50/day/child
Extended day: $34/day/child
*10% discount in Dedham for Parent Talk members
Our weekly Summer Program runs in various locations from June 5th - September 1st. You can register online by visiting the link provided on that location's page.
Please review all of our Policies before registering.