Newton: Auburndale Cove




Auburndale Cove: West Pine Street, Newton MA

Located on the Charles River in the heart of Auburndale, the Cove is a 30-acre park popular for its fishing, bird watching, walking trails and outdoor recreation resources. Ducks, swans, snakes and turtles frequent the site, delighting our campers and providing excellent learning opportunities. Large fields and open picnic areas are also ideal for active games and movement.

Things to Know

  • Offered for Explorers (Ages 3-6) & Hikers (Ages 6-8)

  • Hiker group (Ages 6-8) is offered starting June 24th

  • Program runs from 9:00am-1:00pm

  • 8:30am early drop-off and extended day until 3:00pm are available

  • Please bring a NUT-FREE lunch

  • Mid-morning snack of Rold Gold pretzels will be provided

  • A Fla-Vor-Ice popsicle is given at the end of each day

  • Children MUST be potty-trained


Health Forms

Due to Massachusetts state regulations, all children attending PUDDLESTOMPERS Drop-off Programs must submit a full health record (including a physical and all immunizations) and a completed consent form.  These forms must be submitted by May 31st, or upon registration if registering after May 31stIf these forms are not received by the beginning of your child's program, your child will not be allowed to attend per Board of Health regulations and no refunds will be given.  You can email all health forms to, or mail your health forms to:

PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration
1 Bridge Street, Suite 105
Newton, MA

Auburndale Cove Summer 2019 Schedule

Hikers (Ages 6-8) will be offered beginning June 24th!


June 10th - 14th Creepy Crawly Nature Explore for critters that creep and crawl on the forest floor!
June 17th - 21st Hide & Seek When it comes to hiding, nature’s camouflage does it best!
June 24th - 28th High in the Sky Discover all the airborne nature that flies above us!

July 1st - 5th What’s for Dinner? Investigate the links in the food chain! (Pro-rated: $296/week)
July 8th - 12th Welcome to my Treehouse Explore all the creatures that call trees their home!
July 15th - 19th Living vs. Non-Living Nature Discover why some nature is considered alive & some non-living!
July 22nd - 26th Plant Lovers Identify who eats plants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
July 29th - August 2nd Living in the Ground Discover which creatures find soil nice & cozy!

August 5th - 9th Quiet Creatures Examine how creatures move around silently in their habitats!
August 12th - 16th Summer Nature Explore the vibrant colors & sounds of nature!
August 19th - 23rd Nature Jumble Learn about everything from plants to reptiles to mammals!
August 26th - 30th Bugs & Birds Everywhere Discover all the different habitats in which we find bugs & birds!

View all of our STEM-based curriculum here!

Early Drop-off & Extended Day

Early drop-off at 8:30am and extended day 1:00-3:00pm are available at this location. If you would like to register less than a week before the start of your program, you must speak with a PUDDLESTOMPERS Staff member first, or email us at You can register for early drop-off and extended day here


2019 Tuition

Early Drop-off: $9/day/child
Extended day: $36/day/child


Children MUST be potty trained in order to attend this program. Please review our full list of our Policies, including our refund and cancellation policies, before registering. This program is offered in partnership with the Newton Parks & Recreation Department


This camp must comply with regulations of the MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH