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. 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 6-8 (limited to 16 campers/week)
Throughout the summer we offer programs in 3 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. Stay tuned for more locations being added!
Newton: Nahanton Park, 455 Nahanton Street
Newton: Auburndale Cove, West Pine Street
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
All children MUST be potty-trained
Registration is done on a weekly basis
Programs are held rain or shine!
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 2019 Dates
Our weekly Summer Program runs in various locations from June 3rd - August 30th, 2019. Please view individual location pages for weekly themes.
Early drop-off: $9.00/day/child
Extended day: $36.00/day/child
Please review all of our Policies before registering.