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After School with Nature Nuts

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Discover. Explore. Connect.

“We feel so lucky that our children get to get dirty, be outdoors, and just experience the world every day after school. ” – Nature Nuts Parent

Grades K-2. Children meet their experienced outdoor instructors and then head to a different island location each day, engaging in fun, hands-on learning experiences. Participants are encouraged to discover the natural world through adventurous play, free exploration, and guided field investigations. Operating hours are from 12:50PM – 5:30PM on Mondays and 2:20PM – 5:30PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

We are so grateful to be partnering with Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation again while we continue our licencing process. Please head over to BIParks.org and register for our After School sessions using their portal. Once signed up, Val, the Nature Nuts Program Director, will email you our Health and Safety Form and Family Handbook.

After School 2019- 2020

Participants should bring clothing and shoes appropriate for present weather conditions and a water bottle. Nutritious snacks provided! Students meet at the Ordway Bus Hub (usually via school bus if they attend a public school other than Ordway) and parents pick-up at between 5:00 and 5:45 at the Eagle Harbor Church (The Madrona School).

Fall 2019

Registration Opens on Wednesday, August 7th at BiParks.org


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 Session 1: Amazing Outdoors (9/9-10/3)

Kick off the school year with Nature Nuts! Join our naturalist outdoor instructors and other outdoor kiddos as we explore many of the natural places on our island.

Monday (12:50- 5:45) $165

Tuesday (2:20- 5:45) $130

Thursday (2:20-5:45) $130


Session 2: Fall Fun! (10/7-11/7)

Gear up for an awesome autumn! We will hike, explore, and investigate the natural world as the seasons change.

Mondays (12:50- 5:45) $200

Tuesdays (2:20- 5:45) $165

Wednesdays (2:20- 5:45) $165

Thursdays (2:20-5:45) $130 *No 10/17


Session 3: Migrations and Hibernation (11/12- 12/19)

Which animals pass through our area on their way south and which animals choose to hibernate? We’ll take a look at animal adaptations, watch birds, investigate animal habitats, and make yummy hot chocolate while playing in the woods.

Mondays (12:50- 5:45) $200 *No 11/11

Tuesdays (2:20- 5:45) $200

Wednesdays (2:20- 5:45) $200

Thursdays (2:20- 5:45) $165 *No 11/28

“I love when [my daughter] comes home and shares things encountered on the trails, the edible plants, and things she’s learned about wildlife… I feel so lucky that we stumbled into this program this year.  Thank you!” – Nature Nuts Parent


Prices are based on how many days there are in a session, as well as how many hours per day. Scholarships are available in partnership with Helpline House. Drop-ins may be available with a minimum one week advanced notice.

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For more information about the Nature Nuts after school program or day camps, please contact our Program Director, Val Loughney Stapleton.

E-mail: naturenutsbainbridge@gmail.com

Phone: (206) 780-1505

*Please note that the Nature Nuts after school program is not offered on days when the Bainbridge Island School District is not open. Upcoming Closure Dates: Oct. 17, Nov. 11, and Nov. 28)