Just a quick reminder about our Summer Youth Programs in the Fells, now entering our 6th year of experiential learning in the People’s Forest Park!

“Forest Kindergarten and other youth programs in the Fells provide children ages 4-12 with nature-based learning opportunities, including self-guided exploration with dedicated instructors helping develop curiosity, critical thinking, and a sense of connection with nature.”

Forest Kindergarten and Forest Explorers are geared for children ages 4-7 (click for all program details or PDF LINK for flyer). Programs are based out of the DCR Botume House.

This year, Forest Adventurers has been revamped and will now serve ages 8-12.  Sessions will launch at at Flynn Rink, where the children will access more trails, such as the one heading to the back (non-lifeguard) side of Wright’s Pond. It’s not a back-up reservoir, so they can wade there but not swim. Children will be able to engage in more “in-depth” nature study and exploration along the water’s edge.

There will also be an Earth Loom this year, supported by a grant from the Stoneham Business and Community Foundation (SBCEF) with help from the Medford Vocational and Technical High School’s carpentry department.


Earth Loom image from Earth Loom Foundation (

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Click here for full-sized flyer – [PDF LINK]


We look forward to seeing you in the Fells this summer!