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 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 (located at but not affiliated with), 45 Puddingstone Lane

Wellesley: Warren Recreation Center, 90 Washington Street

Wayland: Wayland Recreation Center, 41 Cochituate Road

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

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

Opening Circle

Snack & Nature Story


Active Movement/Games



Pick-Up & Free Play

Summer 2018 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: $9.00/day/child
Extended day: $34/day/child


Our weekly Summer Program runs in various locations from June 11th - August 31st, 2018.

Please review all of our Policies before registering. 

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