Weekly Summer Programs



PUDDLESTOMPERS Summer Programs offer an amazing hands-on nature experience for children ages 3-6 & 7-9! 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. You can find a full list of our STEM-based curriculum here.

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 7-9 (limited to 16 campers/week)




Throughout the summer we offer programs in 4 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, Puddingstone Lane

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 Newton locations

  • Wellesley summer programs are for 3-6 year olds

  • Our 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 or Wellsley Farms freeze pop 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!



Sample Schedule

8:30 - 9:00am Optional early-drop off

9:00 - 9:30am Drop-off & Free Play

9:30am - 10:00am Opening Circle

10:00am - 10:15am Snack & Nature Story

10:15am - 11:15am Exploration

11:15am - 11:45am Active Movements/Games

11:45am - 12:15pm Lunch

12:15pm - 12:45pm Art

12:45pm - 1:00pm Pick-up & Free Play

1:00 - 3:00pm Optional extended day

Summer 2020 Dates: Coming Soon!


Please review all of our Policies before registering. 
This camp must comply with regulations of the
MDPH & be licensed by the LBOH