MAPLE

Social Learning * Playful Exploration * Nature Awareness 

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

Full Day Nature Immersion Program for Ages 5-7*

September 12 through May 25, 9:00am to 2:30pm

ABOUT MAPLE

In our magical forested setting, children in Maple explore and play, while cultivating an innate connection with the Earth's wisdom. Our guides and mentors engage children in building fairy houses, discovering trees, plants and animals, doing nature-inspired art projects, playing in our mud kitchen, and taking hikes to explore the many ecosystems on our land. Children will have opportunities to learn basic tool use, fire and shelter building, foraging and other basic wilderness skills. Cooperative problem-solving, community-building, empathy for other living beings, and strengthening confidence and comfort in nature are all skills that are organically woven into the day. There is a 6:1 child to staff ratio in Maple.

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. 

Children must be at least 5 years old by the start of the program to join the Maple cohort.



 

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Choose to attend 1 to 4 days per week from 9:00am to 2:30pm 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.



 

CURRENT AVAILABILITY

Monday

FULL
Tuesday FULL
Wednesday FULL
Thursday FULL



 

PROGRAM TUITION & PAYMENT SCHEDULE

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
Tuition
Registration & Deposit   Sept 1st Payment
(minus deposit)
Monthly Tuition
Oct-May
One $2,271.00 $30 + $50   $199 $249
Two $4,512.00 $30 + $100   $398 $498
Three $6,753.00 $30 + $150   $597 $747
Four $8,994.00 $30 + $200   $796 $996


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.



 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 given instructions on how to enroll with scholarship assistance.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 


 

CANCELATION POLICY

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 transform@throughthetrees.org. The $30 registration fee and deposit upon enrollment are non-refundable. 




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"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the Earth before we ask them to save it."
-David Sobel

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