Ages 3.5 - 4 by September 1st
2021-2022 Registration is open!
The Huckleberries program is designed to honor the interests of children first and foremost. With loving guidance from experienced teachers, students are encouraged to play, climb, dig, build and get dirty. This class includes songs, games, yoga, a short hike and plenty of free play and exploration every day. Schedule a site visit to learn more about our program!
Rain or shine, the children in our program enjoy the ever-changing adventure that the forest provides and they gain many foundational life skills and tools: resiliency, empathy, understanding of self, others and nature, self-regulation, curiosity, confidence, growth mindset, mindfulness, stewardship, love of learning, critical thinking skills and a foundation of nature connection that will last them a lifetime.
This is a 100% outdoor forest program. We have fun no matter what the weather! As the saying goes, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing". During the winter months and on really rainy days, we provide a shelter (tent/tarp shelter) and warm tea time so that our campers will have a dry space to play, learn and warm up!
We recommend signing up for between 1-3 days, depending on your child's stamina for spending time outdoors in inclement weather.
Classes start September 2021.
Please note class times have changed for '21-'22.
Ages: 3.5-4 (must be 3.5 by the first day of class)
Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Friday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Start Date: Week of September 13th
Class Size: 10 students and 2 teachers
Program Length: Mid-September through mid-June
Tuition: $2070 for each day of the week enrolled. This is divided into 9 payments. The first payment of $230 is your non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class. After the deposit is paid, there are 8 monthly payments of $230 due on the 15th of each month starting August 15th, with the last payment on March 15th.
Register for '21-'22 Huckleberries here:
Classes currently in session are full.
Join our waitlist with the link just below!
We typically have spots open up throughout the year and when this happens, we will offer those spots to families on our waitlist.
How do I know my child will be a good fit for this program?
If you would like to visit our space before enrolling, please schedule a site visit.
Please note that the first 2 weeks are a trial basis for all children. Your child must be able to handle the rigors of a full 4 hours out in the elements (rain or shine), must be potty trained and must be able to stay with the group even when upset or frustrated. For additional readiness requirements, please see our Readiness Checklist. If we have concerns about whether or not this program is a good fit for your child, we will speak with you about it during this trial period.
Does my preschooler need to be potty trained?
Yes, definitely. We do not have the facilities to change diapers. Your child needs to be able to communicate with a teacher if they need to use the bathroom, and then be able to hold it until they have walked to the bathroom (which can be a few minute walk from the play area, or longer if we are on a hike).
What are you doing to protect staff and children from COVID19?
Please visit our COVID19 page to read our detailed COVID-19 Readiness and Response Plan.
Will my child be required to wear a mask?
Please see the Washington State Department of Health for Childcare, Youth Development and Day Camps for detailed information on what the Department of Health requires in terms of mask wearing in the outdoors at this time.