YOUTH SUMMER NATURE PROGRAMS
About Our Summer Program
Through The Trees Summer Nature Immersion Program takes place on our Freeport, Maine property - over 50 beautiful wooded acres with trails, gardens, a pond, field and the beautiful Frost Gully Brook. Kids and teens spend their time outdoors exploring, learning nature skills, making new friends and having wholesome, unplugged fun!
Our dedicated staff include Registered Maine Guides (RMG), RMG-in-training, and Teen Mentors who have been participants in our program. Each Guide is trained in (and continues to learn and practice) various wilderness skills, nature literacy and mindfulness tools as well as First Aid/CPR. Our team is passionate about being outside in nature and sharing this passion with children and teens in a way that supports responsible risk-taking and self-directed learning and exploration in the natural world.
Participants are outdoors for the duration of their time with us, in all types of weather (unless weather is extreme and unsafe). This helps build resilience, confidence, problem-solving skills and a closer connection to to the natural world. Our bathroom facilities are outdoor wooden structures with human composting toilets.
We offer discounts for siblings and financial assistance to those who are need it. Learn more about our Family Discounts and Scholarships below.
In all of our Youth Programs we follow the Root Values of our organization:
Be Safe ~ Be Respectful ~ Be Kind ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Mindful ~ Be Your Best Self ~ Have Fun!
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View our full schedule below.
You will need to register for each program week and for each child separately with our current system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have completed an enrollment form with TTT since September 2022 (including a subsequent 2023 summer enrollment), you do not need to fill out the optional fields unless your information has changed or needs to be updated. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about this process.
2023 Youth Summer Schedule
Payment, Scholarships, Cancellation Policy & Weather
Choose between paying full amount upon registration or half at registration and half on May 15 (automatic payment). If you are in need of an alternative payment option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate.
If registering more than one family member in a program this summer, enter coupon code FAMILY at checkout to receive 10% off.
If you need financial assistance, please CLICK HERE apply for Scholarship BEFORE registering! For Teen Wilderness Trips, please email email@example.com to inquire about scholarship options.
Payment & Cancellation Policy (Weekly and Sprouts Sessions):
All payments for summer program are due by May 15th. Full refunds can be granted up until May 15th minus a $50 processing fee. We will not be able to grant refunds for cancellations after May 15th. Changes in camps/schedules can be made on a case by case basis based on availability up until May 15th. Teen Wilderness Trips have a separate cancellation policy and can be viewed here.
Summer program will be held rain or shine, unless there is extreme inclement weather, such as extreme high heat index, high winds or thunderstorms. We make every effort to hold program, however safety is our top priority. Due to the nature and schedule of our summer program, make up days will only be provided if two days are missed in one week - then a make up day on that Friday will be offered. Refunds are not provided for days cancelled due to weather.