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2017 Friends of the Fells youth forest programs – Fall

  Youth forest programs — enjoy the Fells all year!

Welcome forest families — old and new!  Even if you are familiar with our past programs, please be sure to click links for full descriptions of Forest Kindergarten and Youth Program offerings.  Additional specifics for parents and guardians available at our parents-instructor-info site.


This Fall, we’ve launched a new online registration system, combining Google forms + Paypal.  We still offer a $25 per child discount to members of the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation (click here to join the Friends today).  Look for the special “members only” link at the end of the registration process to take advantage of this benefit.  Financial aid available, contact


I. Like other camps, our policy precludes cancellations, but we may be able to reschedule your child to another time — or convert your registration fee to a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Fells.

Here is a link to our posted policy: “Please know that we can no longer issue refunds, but we may be able to give you credit for other programs…”

II. Forest programs are non-transferable.

III. Although we have a four-child minimum per session, sometimes these do not get filled.  We will work with you to find a fair solution, which may include moving your child to another session.


We have a 3-part waiver that must be signed before the start of each program.  Please have it signed and ready upon arrival or you will delay the start time for others.  Thank you!

WAIVER LINK -> combined waiver for web – 2017

NOTE: One section of the waiver concerns any ongoing health disorders your child might have.  Please email the Youth Programs Director at in advance to address them.  Please note that all our counselors are CORI-checked and have their first aid and CPR certification.

Fall programs

Forest Kindergarten is for children ages 4 to 5.

Forest Explorers/Adventurers is for children ages 5+ to 8.  We say 5+ because some are more comfortable with the younger children and others prefer the older group.

  • October 2 -27 (4-week program) — registration closed
  • November 1-15 (3-week program) — Wednesdays after-school ($100)
Forest Explorers/Adventurers (After-school, once a week) 3:30-5:30 pm
   Forest Explorers/Adventurers (After-school, once a week) 3:30-5:30 pm 


Please read from the top and stay tuned for upcoming programs!  Once again, please download, print, and complete our required combined waiver form and have it on hand your child’s first day.  If you have any special requests or issues, please contact and we will do our best to accommodate you in the Fells. Thank you!

Forest Kindergarten flyer – Fall 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation has received a Cummings Foundation $100k for 100 grant to support our youth forest programs!

Many thanks to the Cummings Foundation for their year-round support of local non-profits’ dedication to their communities. Learn more at