This 6 - 8 week course provides a foundation for future outdoor learning and exploration. Offered year-round, every season provides new times, topics, and exploration opportunities. Get to know your teacher and meet new friends from your community while facilitating an appreciation for the nature in your town. Each week we explore a new topic relating to the current season while building off of the topics learned in previous weeks. Activities include a combination of hands-on exploration, games related to the day's theme, songs, stories, and a take home craft. Classes are held at various local parks in your community and a snack is provided during each class. Take a peek at our STEM-based curriculum here!
Things to Know
Classes are for 2-5 year olds with adults
Classes are 55 minutes long
Minimum 5 and maximum 9 children in each Child/Adult class
Exceptions to age grouping may be granted for siblings to attend class together
Flexible make-up schedule
Classes are held rain or shine! We have an indoor space available for all communities
All winter classes start indoors and go outside for exploration
Summer 2019 Schedule
Wellesley, Tuesday mornings
9:30am - 10:30am, Ages 2-3
10:30am - 11:30am, Ages 4-5
July 9th - August 13th
Location: Wellesley Parks
Tuition: $150/6 weeks
Child/Adult classes are held in various parks through out each town or at the town Park and Recreation department. Please see our full list of Child/Adult locations for detailed directions and GPS addresses.
Tuition & Registration
$150 for 6 weeks / $175 for 7 weeks / $200 for 8 weeks
Registration for Wellesley, Wayland, Weston, and Framingham classes are done through their Park and Recreation Departments and therefore subject to their specific policies and procedures. If you have questions regarding their policies, please contact the Recreation Department.
Before registering for Newton, Needham or Arlington classes, please review PUDDLESTOMPERS full list of Policies.
Can a younger sibling under 2 years old accompany their sibling in class? Yes! Backpack babies, up to one year old, are welcome to accompany their older siblings.
What happens in the case of inclement weather? Classes are held rain or shine! If it is raining the day of your class the teacher will contact you and move class to the indoor location. You can also check our weather line after 8:30am the morning of your class to see if it has been moved inside; (617) 527-2000 ex.2.
Where are winter classes held? All of our classes are held at indoor locations. We will still do outdoor exploring during winter classes regardless of weather, but will conduct lesson, snack, and story inside.
Do you allow make-up classes? Yes we do! You may make-up up to 2 classes within that current season. With a variety of Child/Adult classes happening within any given season, there are plenty of opportunities for you and your child to attend a class in another town. Please be sure to let your teacher know so they can help you schedule a make-up class.