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Spring Tiny Ones Registration is OPEN-

2022 Summer Camp Registration in Now Open!

Youth and Family Programs


Wonder Roots
Youth and Family Program Schedule

Our enrichment programs are a great way for children and families to gain connections to each other and our natural world, spark curiosity and learn new skills. Our forest programs include plenty of time and space in our woodland setting where participants can increase confidence, creativity and community. As a reminder, we follow Covid guidelines for out of school programs as set for by VT Health Department. You can find our policies and practices HERE.

** We offer Early Bird Registration for families on our email list. Join here! **

2021-22 Programs --

Wonder Roots is pleased to offer TimberNook outdoor program options for ages toddler to tween. Where noted, these program enrollments take place through our TimberNook registration page. 
Note: We offer sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)



Have an infant and looking to connect with other families? Infants are welcome at no additional charge. Please contact Colleen to make arrangements to attend. 

Spring 2022 Playgroups:
  • (FULL) Monday Series- Mar. 14, 28. April 11, 25. May 9, 23.
    9:15-11:15am in South Burlington
    Register Here.
  • Friday Series- Mar 11, 18. Apr. 1, 15. May 6, 20.
    9:15-11:15am in South Burlington
    Register Here.
Summer 2022 Playgroups:
  • Summer Session 1- July 11-12
    9:15-11:15am in South Burlington
    Register Here.
  • Summer Session 2- Aug 1-2
    9:15-11:15am in South Burlington
    Register Here.  


  • Tween/Teen Crafternoons-- Hinesburg 
    NEW! Join us this winter for this small group, artisan crafting program. Program takes place at our Hinesburg location. Max enrollment size-- 6. Sessions will take place primarily indoors during winter months. We will be following CDC guidelines regarding indoor mask use.
    REGISTER HERE! (Cost $109)
    • Session 1 (Jan-Feb): Learn various beading and jewelry making techniques, including stringing, wire-wrapping, and creating simple polymer clay beads. Students will build on skills over the session with weekly projects. All materials are provided.

    • Session 2: Learn various whittling and woodworking techniques, including wood carving, coal burning and using simple hand tools and power drills. Students will create a new project each week. All materials are provided.

  • Forest Programs

    Explore, create and collaborate. Our year-long Wild Ones will explore child-centered themes and interests. Using a combination of storybooks, loose parts, open-ended and natural materials, along with team work and imagination, students will immerse into our woodland setting-- creating a world of their own. Children will also have the opportunity to learn various outdoor skills such as whittling, tending to and cooking over a fire, and shelter building. 

    In order to create a balanced community for our year-long Wild Ones programs, we have decided NOT to accept enrollment on a first come- first serve basis. If you are new to our school year programs, 
    please fill out the following form HERE.
     Payment plans are available. We offer sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)
    • Afterschool TimberNook Wild Ones:
      Cost: $705
      Sept 8- Dec 15. Mar 2- June 1 (27 Weeks)
      School bus drop-off can be arranged for HCS students.
      Contact Colleen for mid-year enrollment

    • Homeschool TimberNook Wild Ones: 
      We are reexamining demand for our homeschool programs and making some potential schedule changes. Stay tuned for more info!

      Does your child attend a public school that meets during this time? Many schools allow their students to attend weekly enrichment programs 1 day a week as a school alternative. We are happy to talk with your school official about the benefits of your child attending our programs.

Additional Information:

When deciding if our forest programs will be a good fit for your child, please take the following into consideration:

  • We maintain a 6:1 child/adult ratio when possible (depending on several factors, ratios may vary up to 9:1 child/adult) where the role of the adult is to step back and tune in. Wonder Roots staff maintains visual contact with children, but may be out of arm's reach. Staff allows children the opportunity to build conflict resolution skills, and they will step in when safety is a factor.
  • We expect children to maintain visual contact of a Wonder Roots staff person, stay within the designated (unfenced) boundaries within our site, and manage their needs (such as eating, drinking fluids, using the restroom).
  • We understand that children are individuals and sometimes have varying abilities and unique needs. If your child requires additional support, please contact us to make a plan.

    Other helpful information:

    • All team members are background checked. A team member will always be certified in first aid and CPR. Toilets are available in the main house.
    • The specifics about this program will be e-mailed to you a few days in advance.
    • This is a drop-off program. Drop off begins at 5 minutes before program start and all children should be picked up within 5 minutes of program end.
    • This program is 100% outdoors. Weather appropriate attire is required.
    • Hinesburg programs are located on the private property of Wonder Roots LLC at 640 Texas Hill Rd. Hinesburg, VT 05461

    For more information, please contact us at wonderrootsllc@colleenchristman.com or 802.489.0410.