Youth and Family Programs

   

Wonder Roots
Youth and Family Program Schedule


Our outdoor enrichment programs are a great way for children and families to gain connections to each other and our natural world. With plenty of time and space in our woodland setting, participants will gain 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.

2021-22 Programs --

Looking for opportunities for your child to get outside, meet new friends and challenge their mind, body and senses? Head into the woods with us! Wonder Roots is pleased to offer TimberNook program options for ages toddler to tween.

For Our Youngest Explorers:

Tiny Ones Playgroup

You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses. Our site offers opportunities for individual and group play amidst a beautiful wooded area equipped with opportunities to climb, jump and swing, materials for building and space to explore. You’ll also walk away each day with an idea on how to inspire creative play outdoors. We offer sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)

Note: 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.

photo of two children playing in a woodland mud kitchen. To the right is the following text: Monday Tiny Ones Playgroup in South Burlington. Sept. 13, 27. Oct. 11, 25. Nov. 8, 22. 9:15-11:15am, for ages 1.5 to 5 years
Cost: $100 
Location: 95 Allen Rd. South Burlington

For School- Age Adventurers:

Wild Ones

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. New AND past families, please fill out the following form HERE. Payment plans are available. We offer sibling discounts upon request (we are unable to accommodate retroactive discounts.)

photo of a child in a blue sweatshirt building a wooden cart in the woods, To the right is the following text: Homeschool Wild Ones Tuesdays in Hinesburg. 9-2:30pm Ages 5-11years

Cost: $1410
Sept 7-Dec 14. Mar 1- May 31 (27 weeks)

A photo of a child lighting a campfire and to the right, the following text: Afterschool wild ones Wednesdays in Hinesburg 2:15-5pm Grades K-5

Cost: $705
Sept 1- Dec 15. Mar 2- June 8 (27 weeks)
School bus drop-off can be arranged for HCS students.

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

    • We maintain a 6:1 child/adult ratio 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

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.

2021 Summer Camps --

All summer camps this year run 9:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday.

Summer Camp Information and Registration 


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

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