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early childhood services


play the TimberNook way

TimberNook is an outdoor program that offers children therapeutic benefits through creative outdoor play. Our programs integrate sensory experiences, imagination, and nature. The TimberNook curriculum weaves together the therapeutic benefits of nature with activities that inspire children to think creatively, to accept challenges, and even to learn from failure.

We work in cooperation with the Lancaster County Conservancy to use Climbers Run Nature Preserve as our site. This unique location has an area specifically planned to facilitate “play the TimberNook way” as well as existing trails, meadows, a stream, and forested area.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we are cancelling our TimberNook programming for 2020. We made this decision based on the guidelines we received for safely running an outdoor program during the coronavirus pandemic. We know children wearing masks, physically distancing from one another, and frequently washing their hands is not conducive to the TimberNook philosophy.  We embrace having your children outdoors as much as possible in all seasons. We hope that you will provide opportunities for them to play outdoors in creative ways. 

Again, we wish this were better news. It is a time of hard decisions for everyone. Stay safe and we hope to see you next year at TimberNook of Lancaster County.

PROGRAM testimonial

“My son loved his week at Timbernook. After his first day of camp, he came home declaring ‘we were so busy playing that we forgot to do summer camp!’ He even ranked TimberNook as his favorite activity above all others like reading books, watching DVDs, going to the library, and playing Paw Patrol. As a parent, I was highly impressed with the dedication of the leadership team and teachers.”

– Meghan

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If you have a question or would like more information, please contact Crystal, Associate Director of TimberNook of Lancaster County.