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.

TimberNook registration is open now!

Little Wild Ones (ages 4-7)
June 22-26, 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Building a water run, become a firefighter who saves the woods, erupting volcanoes, garden art, and decorating your very own umbrella.

Wild Ones (ages 8-10)
July 20-24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Build your own bow and arrow, ultimate pillow fight, camp fire safety, cooking over the open fire, fort building, and paint wars in the woods.

Tiny Ones (ages 2-4)
Tuesdays in August (8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25), 9:30-11:00 am
Mud puddle play, rainbows, sticks and stones, and bubble magic make this a fun-filled parent and child experience.

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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crystal w.

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