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​After-School Programs

Studies show that kids who play outside are happier, more attentive and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors.

  • Builds confidence and teaches responsibility
  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Promotes creativity and imagination
  • Provides different stimulation and activates all the senses
  • Gets kids moving, which is good for their bodies and can make them more focused

​​​​​ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1st-4th)  &  MIDDLE SCHOOL (5th-8th)


Fridays, April 29-June 17, 4:00-6:00pm


Both 8-week programs run from 4:00-6:00pm, with the ability to drop off up until 4:30. Programs for Elementary and Middle School students are separate but simultaneous. The first 1/2 hour will be active group games in our field and picnic grove. At 4:30 the groups will separate for age appropriate activities; some activities may be done together, depending on group size and ages.

This is a DROP-OFF class. Please drive in through the outer gate and our staff will meet you at the kiosk in the picnic grove​. Program is rain or shine; in case of inclement weather we will move to the covered pavilion or to our indoor space.

PRICE - Payment in full is due upon registration

$210 - Non-member Standard Rate

$190 - Sibling Rate (all siblings)

$175 - New Weis Center Members (*Membership at the 'Supporter' $75 level or above is required)


Memberships are tax deductible with many year-round benefits. Not sure if you're a member? Contact Us or Join/Renew NOW!​​​​

​​STAFF

  • Led by our team of Educators/Naturalists. Learn more about our staff.
  • All lead staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified.
  • Educator to student ratio of 1:10 or lower provides a safe and attentive environment.


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

  • A $25 processing fee applies to ALL refunds.
  • Due to the high demand and small group size, we cannot offer partial refunds if you miss a week.
  • Refunds will only be available if we can fill your spot.
  • ​Refunds due to major illness and/or family emergency will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • We follow recommended state and local guidelines, which are subject to change
  • Effective March 7, 2022: MASKS are OPTIONAL (indoors & outdoors)


> We reserve the right to remove any child without refund due to unacceptable behavior, and to reschedule or change programs as needed.​

8-Week SPRING Session: April 29-June 17


Are you looking for an active, social alternative to organized sports for your children?

Do you wish the fun of summer nature camp could last all year long?

If so, our Nature Adventure After-school programs are a great option! We combine the fun and friendship of camp with learning about and exploring the natural world throughout the seasons. Each week we play active games, go hiking, and do hands-on nature exploration and experiments. Every 8-week, drop-off session is centered around the season and the changes that happen in the forest throughout the year.


Programs will be held outdoors and include a focus on physical activity, peer socialization, seasonal ecology - and fun!

​Our mission is to create a safe and supportive space for youth to build confidence and social skills, grow friendships and connect with nature.​ Programs will be held outdoors on our beautiful 152 acre property in the Highlands region of northern NJ. Our outdoor facilities include a picnic grove, recreation field, covered pavilion, firecircle, hiking trails, raingarden, butterfly garden and a brook.