Nature-play, rain or shine!
Ages 2.9 through 10
Drop-off and pick-up outdoors at the Arboretum (exact location within the arboretum TBD based on the number and ages of children enrolled).
(Click here for a map.)
The children are active participants in selecting which places within the arboretum we visit each day and how we explore them.
Hours and Schedule
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Early Birds (see pricing below):
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Lunch Bunch (see pricing below):
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Children may register for one or more weeks, which do not need to be consecutive. We offer the following weeks:
June 22 - 26
July 6 - 10
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
July 27 - 31
August 3 -7
August 10 - 14
August 17 - 21
(Note that there is no summer program June 29 - July 3).
8 a.m.: Drop-off for Early Birds
9 a.m.: Drop-off
Hike to an "adventure spot" (varies each day)
Nature-play, exploration, making friends, imaginative play, storytelling, respecting and caring for Earth
12 p.m.: Pick-up/Lunch Bunch
12 - 2 p.m.: Lunch, nature-play and games
2 p.m.: Pick-up
$400 for one week
$775 for two weeks
$1100 for three weeks
Each additional week beyond three weeks is $350 per week.
Early Birds (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.):
$15 for a single day
Full week $60
Lunch Bunch (12 p.m. to 2 p.m.):
$50 for a single day
Full week $200
Limited scholarships are available. Please contact us for details.
How to Apply
To be eligible for our summer program, your child must be between the ages of 2.9 and 10 years. Groupings are based on age.
1. Start the conversation by submitting the form on the Contact Us page or call Sarah Murray at 617-435-7981.
2. Fill out the registration form and submit the $200 deposit to reserve your child's spot.
Note: If you would like to observe our school-year program in action, feel free to schedule a visit for a weekday at 10 a.m.