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Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

December 11, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019


Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. Explorers (1st – 3rd graders) are playful adventurers. One week your child might forage for wild edibles and cook over an open fire, while the next week might find them deep in the woods, building shelters. Trekkers (4th – 8th graders) adopt an off-trail mentality, using the local landscape to push their limits while practicing outdoor living skills such as tracking and fire-starting.

Both age groups focus on learning by doing, using all five senses. Thoughtful and loosely directed play in the woods helps kids develop a sense of place while unwinding with a peer group.

Through cooperative games, exploration of various habitats, and team-building challenge projects, Trekkers and Explorers build a communal love for the outdoors, making NBNC the place to be on Wednesdays after school!

“An awesome, amazing experience because we get to have a lot of fun!” – Asa (Trekker)

Wednesdays September 18 through December 11, 2019 (excluding Thanksgiving week)

3 – 5:30 pm

Cost: $415
$115 due upon registration
$150 due by check during week 1 of program
$150 due by check during week 6 of program

If full, inquire about our WAIT LIST by emailing [email protected]

Register Here


December 11, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602