Newton Vacation
Program Information

Join PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration during school vacations!  Running daily during your child's school breaks, our Vacation Programs will provide active learning opportunities through engaged exploration in your community.  Each day we will explore a new themed nature topic through songs, games, and hands-on exploration.  Foster your child's love of nature and get them out and exploring with PUDDLESTOMPERS! You can view our STEM-based curriculum here.

Things to Know

  • Programs are for 3-6 and 7-9 year olds

  • Program runs from 9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Early drop-off at 8:30am and extended day from 1:00 - 3:00pm is available

  • Please bring a NUT-FREE lunch

  • A mid-morning snack of Rold Gold pretzels will be provided

  • Children MUST be potty-trained

  • Maximum of 20 children (3-6) and 16 children (7-9)

  • Registration is done on a daily basis

  • Programs are held rain or shine!



2019 Schedule

December Vacation

Monday, December 16th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Tuesday, December 17th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Wednesday, December 18th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Thursday, December 19th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Friday, December 20th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Monday, December 23rd

9:00am - 1:00pm


Thursday, December 26th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Friday, December 27th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Monday, December 30th

9:00am - 1:00pm


Tuesday, December 31st

9:00am - 1:00pm



Nahanton Park Nature Center
455 Nahanton Street, Newton 

Tuition & Registration

Early drop-off: $9.00/day/child
Extended day: $36.00/day/child

Children MUST be potty trained in order to attend this program. Please review all of our Policies before registering. This program is offered in partnership with the Newton Parks & Recreation Department. 



Do I have to register for the whole week? No! Vacation programs are made for daily sign-ups, so register for as many days as you can come individually. 

Does this program offer early drop off and extended day? Yes! Early drop-off is 8:30am and extended day goes until 3:00pm. You can sign up online here up to a week before the start of your program.

Can I sign up for extended day the day of? While we understand that things often come up, we cannot guarantee extended day spots under a week from the desired date.  Please check with your Lead Teacher for availability or email the office at

What happens in the case of inclement weather? Classes are held rain or shine (or snow)! Each program location has an indoor  space for the entire day, but we will always try to get outside, so please dress weather-appropriate!

What snack is provided? We provide a snack of Rold Gold pretzels, which are made in a nut-free facility.