Summer Discovery Days

Celebrating our 15th year!

Summer is the time for children to connect, create and thrive in an ultimate way!

In our Summer program, children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long.

Children spend their days at our scenic location at the base of Hook Mountain on the Hudson River, called Marydell Faith & Life Center.  At this exceptional place, where meadow, woods, river and mountain meet there is a rich diversity of life to discover.  It offers splendid outdoor play spaces for adventuring and nature immersion. 

With all of this plus our endless artful pursuits, every child is filled with the joy of creative possibility all day long.

“Strawtown is my daughter’s happy place.” -Sandy P., parent

 

Our 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.

 

Celebrating our 15th year!

 

Our summer home is at the base of Hook Mountain on the Hudson River, at the beautiful Marydell Faith & Life Center.  It offers true nature play spaces for adventuring.  At this exceptional place where meadow, woods, river and mountain meet, there is a splendid diversity of life to discover.

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long.

Children explore streams, build dwellings, pick berries, play 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 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.

Daily Schedule

9:30am Welcome Activity and Games

10:00 Morning Circle

10:30 Outdoor Nature & Art Exploration

12:00 Lunch and Games

12:30 Outdoor Nature & Art Exploration

2:30 Swimming

3:30 Afternoon Circle and Snack

4:00pm Children Depart

Featuring

– a small group setting

– a relaxed schedule

– open nature exploration time

– art studio time

– variety of fine-art materials offered

– group activities and individual attention

– high staff-child ratio

For Ages 7 – 12
7 Weeks
Monday – Thursday
July  – August

9:30am – 4:00pm
Marydell Faith & Life Center
640 North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960

preference given for 2+ week registration

 

NEW!  8:30am Early Drop-off is NOW Available!

Questions about Summer? 

We welcome parents and children to meet with us on Friday afternoons to visit Marydell and to learn more about Summer (or another time that is convenient for you).  Contact us to schedule a meeting

We encourage you to read our Summer Policies & Procedures here:Summer Policies and 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

 

 

For Ages 7 – 12

7 Weeks

Monday – Thursday

July – August

9:30am – 4:00pm

Marydell Faith & Life Center

640 North Midland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960

preference given for 2+ week registration

 

NEW!  8:30am Early Drop-off is NOW Available!

Questions about Summer? 

We welcome parents and children to meet with us on Friday afternoons to visit Marydell and to learn more about Summer (or another time that is convenient for you).  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

 

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