Mindfulness * Nature Literacy * Wilderness Skills


Full Day Nature Immersion Program for Ages 8-10*

September through May, 9:15 to 2:45pm

**Beech is currently full. We invite you to join our waitlist.**


Beech is a place for children to mindfully connect with nature and one another as we playfully engage with the lessons offered by the various ecosystems and the changing seasons. The core of this program will follow the students' interests, providing opportunities to practice outdoor skills such as fire and shelter building, knife and tool use, foraging, and wildlife tracking - all while building strong friendships, practicing teamwork, and cultivating a deep love for the natural world. The program will be outdoors, rain/snow or shine (unless weather is extreme). Beech has an 8:1 Child to Staff Ratio.

The program will be outdoors, rain, snow or shine unless weather is extreme and potentially dangerous (such as high winds, low wind chill, low temps and steady rain, or unsafe driving conditions), which may result in cancellation.

*We recognize that children don’t all develop at the same rate. For children who are on the line between age groups, our staff will work with parents to make an assessment as to which group seems most appropriate based on personality, ability and group dynamics.



Choose to attend 1 to 4 days per week from 9:15am to 2:45pm for the school year. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays are available. Wild Woods Club (formerly called Aftercare) is available from end of program to 4:30.


A $30 Registration fee and non-refundable Deposit per child will be applied for all enrollments. The deposit amount varies based on the number of days enrolling. The deposit amount is applied to the September 1st payment. Tuition is divided into 9 payments, due the 1st of each month and automatically charged to the card used at registration.

#Days/Week 9-Month
One $2,091.00
Two $4,152.00
Three $6,213.00
Four $8,274.00

Family Discount: When enrolling more than one child, enter coupon code FAMILY to receive 10% off.

If you need financial assistance, please see directions for scholarships below BEFORE ENROLLING.



We are committed to supporting and creating a community that is reflective of Maine's economic diversity. A limited number of Scholarships are available to families who are unable to pay full tuition cost. We encourage you to complete a scholarship application if full tuition pricing creates a financial hardship. 

Please complete a scholarship form BEFORE ENROLLING. Once a Scholarship Form is completed, you will be emailed instructions on how to enroll with scholarship assistance.





If you must withdraw your child from the program a 30-day notification is required. If at least 30 days notice is given, the remaining monthly payments will be canceled. If less than 30-days notice is given, the next month's payment is required, and all remaining tuition payments thereafter will be canceled. Notice of withdrawal must be emailed to The $30 registration fee and deposit upon enrollment are non-refundable. 


" We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions and helping them explore the things they are most interested in."
-John Holt