“Adventurous experiences out-of-doors are perceived to kindle the enthusiasm of the young, to develop their concern for others, for their community and for the environment. Such experiences provide the means of self-discovery, self-expression and enjoyment, which are at once both stimulating and fulfilling."

~ Lord Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine

Springtime Through The Senses!

From buds to blooms, eggs to birds, this semester will focus on using our senses to learn about the changes that occur within plants, trees, birds, and other creatures throughout the Springtime - and how they are all connected! 

Smell the early flowering trees/bushes, feel the delicate softness of sprouting plants, listen for sounds of spring birds/frogs/bugs, taste the early edibles like dandelion and garlic mustard, and observe the changes all around us. 
We'll incorporate games and group activities in addition to STEM lessons, and focus on teamwork and socializing as we explore the spring season! 

Programs will be held outdoors on our beautiful 152 acre property in the Highlands region of northern New Jersey. Our outdoor facilities are ideally suited to outdoor learning, and include a picnic grove, recreation field, covered pavilion, fire circle, hiking trails, raingarden, butterfly garden and a brook.​


2022 Spring Session
8-week session for homeschool students ages 6-12!

Tuesdays, April 26-June 141:30-3:30pm


We are pleased to offer several options for the homeschool community, including field trips that can be scheduled for your group, and three seasonal weekly 8-week program "semesters". In addition, many of our individual and public programs may be scheduled privately just for your group or co-op.


  • Led by our terrific staff of educators/naturalists. Learn more
  • Lead staff are CPR/AED and First Aid certified
  • Educator to student ratio of 1:9 or lower provides a safe and attentive environment


  • 8 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, April 26-June 14, 2022, from 1:30-3:30pm
  • Program runs rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, we will move activities to our covered pavilion or inside to our classrooms.
  • 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

PRICE (per student)
 - Standard Rate
$200 - Siblings Rate (each sibling)
$185 - CURRENT New Weis Center Member Rate*

*Members at the "Supporter" level ($75 and up) are eligible for discounts on homeschool programs


  • If we must cancel due to inclement weather, that day will be rescheduled at the end of the 8-week session
  • A $25 processing fee applies to ALL refunds
  • Due to 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 considered on a case-by-case basis


  • We follow recommended state and local guidelines, 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.​