Children explore nature, play in streams, build dwellings, pick berries, learn games and make art with natural materials in a small group setting. They have time to observe different plants and animals and get to know them. We guide children through artful questioning of the world, where we often make first-time discoveries. This is what kids love so much about Strawtown – it’s always new and exciting.
Our professional staff are specially trained as artists, educators, and naturalists. A high staff-child ratio assures individual attention.
Like all Strawtown programs, Summer Discovery Days follow our philosophy of Nature-Connected education.
NEW! 8:30am Early Drop-off is NOW Available!
Sign up below, click “Early Drop-Off” option, per child, per week
Questions About Summer?
We welcome parents and children to meet with us here at Marydell to learn more about our Summer Program. Contact us to schedule a meeting
We encourage you to read our Summer Policies & Procedures here: Summer Program Policies & Procedures
New to Strawtown?
If you are a new family, we ask for a welcome meeting with you and your child prior to registering for Summer. We take great care in creating a safe and fun learning environment for all children. At Strawtown, safety also includes emotional safety and how we speak with one another. Our goal is for children to feel happy and excited to come back the next day, and so listening is our first principle of safety. We are a small program and space is limited. Please call (845) 512-8279, or email us to set up a welcome meeting. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!
Want to Print the Form?
Click for a printable form: SUMMER REGISTRATION 2019-print-
Strawtown is occasionally the recipient of program scholarship funding. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out this application form: Strawtown-Program-Scholarship-Form
Notes on Registration:
WEEK 3 IS FULL. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.
A minimum 50% deposit of $302.50 per week is required at registration to hold your child’s space.
Summer Balance is due by June 1st.
We accept credit cards, check, or cash.
Early Bird Special: Until March 15, 2019, any enrollment paid in full is automatically discounted 10%
After March 15: Enrollment in 4+ weeks paid in full is automatically discounted 10%
For Deposits: Select the desired program week in the list below.
Sibling Discount: A 10% discount will be automatically applied to the sibling’s ticket, as long as the sibling is registered for the same week. Please contact us if you wish to register the sibling for a different week.
(Multiple discounts cannot be combined.)
PLEASE NOTE: Your child’s space is not reserved until we have payment and registration in hand.
Withdrawal from the Summer program prior to March 15th will be refunded in full. From that point, withdrawal prior to June 1st will be refunded total program fee minus 25% for administrative costs. No refunds after June 1st. (Some medical conditions may be exempt). By registering you are agreeing to abide by these terms.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.