Well Wilderness Kids

Provide your child the opportunity to connect with nature & other children in a therapeutic way! The Well Wilderness Therapeutic Nature Center offers programs for children of all ages & abilities, including private therapies, therapeutic playgroups, camps & more! There are spots open for our new Therapeutic Early Childhood Nature Play Program for 3 to Half-Day Kindergartners for the 2017/2018 calendar year! 

A growing body of research suggests that psychological and physical health improve for children when they spend time in nature on a regular basis. The Well Wilderness Kids Therapeutic Nature-Based Playgroups & Open Nature Play Hours allow children to benefit from nature from a developmental perspective, including but not limited to gross/fine motor skills, visual processing, tactile, & social-emotional. The goal is for each child to experience movement & therapeutic play through all of the senses.

Private nature-based therapies, including Physical, Occupational, Speech/Language, Early Intervention & Music, are offered for children of all ages & diagnoses. Therapy sessions are conducted in a variety of natural settings & incorporate natural elements into each individual treatment plan. An indoor classroom/clinic space & Discovery Barn are also available for inclement weather conditions. Inquire to Stephanie at stephanie@wellbelliesandbabies.com for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

Pre-register for all Playgroups, Open Nature Play Hours, Clubs & Classes under the Schedule tab. Inquire about  scheduling your program’s field trip or child’s birthday party as well!

Come play with us!

 

Winter Programs Open House ~ Sun, Dec 3rd  3-5pm

Winter Programs starting mid-January 2018 include:
 
Nature Play & Grow (Parent Tots)
Nature Play & Learn (Preschoolers)
Nature Play & Explore (K-2nd)
Farm-to-Table (sensory-based food exploration for all ages)
Rhythm & Rhyme in Nature (Music Therapy for all ages)
Elements of Nature (preschoolers, homeschoolers, unschoolers)
 
WELL WILDERNESS KIDS THERAPEUTIC EARLY CHILDHOOD NATURE PROGRAM has a few more openings for the 2018!
 
Morning Class 9-1130am (Wed/Thurs)
Afternoon Class 12-230pm (Thurs/Fri)
Open Family Play 1130am-12pm
 
Also learn about our new Transitional Kindergarten Program scheduled to start in the Fall of 2018. Enrollment for “pilot programs” will open in the Spring of 2018.
 
Supplement your child’s current education in our various nature-based developmental programs for children of all ages & abilities!
 
10 acres of open nature playspace with outdoor classroom, farm animals, gardening, mud kitchen, zipline/swings, discovery barn & more!
Come see the space, ask questions, meet the Nature Team! ♡♡♡

Holiday Parent-Child Nature Workshop ~ Sun, Dec 17th 3-5pm

Join us for an afternoon of holiday delights & creativity with your child!
 
This workshop entails a nature walk to gather supplies, storytime with a festive snack, & creating wooden string-art ornaments with your child inside the Discovery Barn.
 
#wellwildernesskids Therapeutic Nature Center is dedicated to providing the space for families to connect in nature in a therapeutic way. Our workshops are focused on exploration & creativity utilizing all of the senses while connecting with other nature-loving families.
 
Cost per family: $25
Workshop limited to 10 families

Holiday Nature Camp ~ Wed, Dec 27th 10am-3pm

Provide your child the opportunity to connect with nature & other children in a therapeutic way over the holiday break!
 
This 1-day therapeutic camp will provide your child an opportunity to interact & play in a manner that will foster development of physical, social & emotional skills in an environment that is therapeutically structured yet allows a child to naturally learn & interact within their own individual comfort level. Some of the activities will include creating art with nature, circle social time with nature stories/music, zipline/climbing/swinging, & therapeutic touch with animals.
 
The camp session is limited to 8 campers to allow for a small therapeutic ratio. The playgroup will be led by a pediatric Physical Therapist & Early Childhood Educator specialized in providing therapeutic intervention for children diagnosed with ADHD, autism & other sensory processing disorders.
 
The nature camp is open to children of all ages and abilities & will take place Wed, Dec 27th 10am-3pm.
 
Camp Registration fee: $85 (includes nutritious snacks for our sensory food exploration activity), PLEASE PACK YOUR CHILD A LUNCH WITH A WATER BOTTLE
*please indicate on your application if your child has any food allergies or intolerances