Sensory awareness - exploring with all of our senses
Nature skills - animal tracking, plant i.d., fire-building
Hands-on gardening - fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers, pumpkins
Year-round, school day program for children ages 2-7
At Nature Nuts, children have fun exploring the forest with friends from treetops to dirt and puddles with slugs and bugs and birds and squirrels in between. In addition to the forest, we also have extensive gardens for children to learn to grown their own vegetables and flowers. We believe that hands-on learning is the best educational approach for children. Being outdoors provides them with not only fresh air; it encourages imaginative play, creativity, hand-eye coordination, balance, physical strength and mental clarity.
Our unique setting and very low class size allows children the freedom to lead the way, to go on an adventure, without the climate of fear that is so common these days.
Private vs Public Space
“For special places to work their magic on kids they need to be able to do some clamber and damage. They need to be free to climb trees, muck about, catch things, and get wet—above all, to leave the trail.” Pyle, 2002
September 2018 to June 2019: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday - Mornings (9:00 - 11:30) or Afternoons (12:30 - 3:30)
Nature Nuts Camp, 25306 SE 184th St, Maple Valley, WA
Ages 2-7 Potty trained - (Limited exceptions can be made for toddlers or children with special needs. Please inquire for specifics.)
Morning Classes $245/month (5 hours/week) - Afternoon Classes $295/month (6 hours/week)
Maximum 8 students and 2 teachers - 4:1 Student/Teacher ratio.