...children climbing high on top of an ancient boulder to peer down with binoculars at the wildlife below them, or pulling up fresh carrots from the garden to feed a bunny a snack.
Imagine them crafting bird houses out of simple recycled materials or watching in wonder as a baby chick emerges from its fragile egg shell. This is play in the great outdoors - hands on animal and bug interactions, imaginary games, and amazing discoveries. Nature’s Small Wonders is a place for exploration, learning about life and nature's many beauties, building confidence, and escaping into one’s imagination.
What is Nature’s Small Wonders?
Nature’s Small Wonders is a privately owned sensory-based nature exploration and science camp that is held on 12 acres of private land. Owned and operated by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and with the help of some very enthusiastic UNH therapy students, this partial day camp is for any child between the ages of 4 and 6 years this summer.
Come visit the camp this Saturday, April 24th, from 9 - 4 pm for their Open House. Find directions at the bottom of this post. Here is the agenda for the three weeks the camp runs:
July 12-16 ($106) 9-12pm
M Chickens and guinea fowl & real egg hunts
Tu Experimenting and learning all about worms and composting
W Splish Splash - Dog Bath & creating a Water Garden w/ live fish
TH Sunflower houses play party and watercolor lesson
F Rocks and ropes courses and other trust games
July 19-23 ($112) 9-12pm (only one spot left!)
M Making a bunny yard for Oreo and Mrs. Chips
TU Fairy houses and homemade ice cream making
W Nature’s Tea Party in the garden and plant exploration
TH Sounds of Nature w/ Jody Gourlay & making instruments
F Camouflaging ourselves in the woods and animal tracking
August 2-6 ($114) 9-12pm
M Pond dipping: Catching, observing, & discovering pond life
TU Building a wild den and a picnic adventure in the woods
W Bird watching and creating an array of birdie snacking delights
TH Exploring the Herbal Garden & its powerful healing secrets
F Visit from the miniature horses and a horseback riding lesson
Prices listed above are for signing up before or during April 24th and are 15% off of the regular prices (wk 1 - $125, wk 2- $132, wk 3 - $135). A $20 deposit is required to secure a slot for a particular week.
For more information, visit Nature's Small Wonders at www.naturessteppingstones.com
Directions: From center of Barrington (Rt. 9 & 125), take 125 N towards Rochester. Take left onto Scruton Pond Road. Follow 2.5 miles & you will see sign for Nature’s Small Wonders on your left. Turn onto dirt rd, & follow the signs.