Nature Immersion Programs

in Partnership with the Bethel Parks & Recreation Department 

Forest School Program

Locations: Franc Preserve, 160 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT

Ages: Children ages 3-7 years old and potty trained

Children will acquire the skills necessary to succeed in formal education and beyond.
Children will be free to explore the nature preserve to acquire skills with which they can
build upon each time they return to our forest classroom.  To ensure a safe and fulfilling experience,
each child will be closely observed using a 4:1, student: educator ratio.  Through hands-on exploration
and repeated exposure to the diverse ecosystem concepts of Science, Technology (critical thinking as
precursor to achieving technology), Environmental Education, Art, Mathematics (STEAM) as well as creativity,
imaginative play, collaboration and numerous psychological and physical benefits of spending time in nature
​will blossom within each child over time. 

We explore in all safe weather, rain or shine.

2019 - 2020 Program Schedule

Session 1 – September 9th – October 18th
Session 2 – October 21st – November 29th
Session 3 – December 2nd – January 24th (no classes from December 23rd - January 3rd)

Session 4 – January 27th – March 6th
Session 5 – March 9th - April 17th
Session 6 - April 20th – May 29th

The Forest School Program runs in six week sessions from September through May with rolling admission and is open every school day, 9am - 11:45am
except for Thanksgiving and winter break. 

We offer 1 - 4 day options every session based on enrollment availability. 

Pledge Amount*:  Each day is independent so families can sign up for any combination of days that work for their family.

Days Per WeekPledge Per Session


Forest Friday Program

Location: Franc Preserve, 160 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT 

Ages: Children ages 4-12

Children will hike through the local preserve while having opportunities to explore,
build stick and snow forts, learn to track animals, identify trees plants & mushrooms, discover the connection
between art & nature through creative projects and choose additional topics based on their own interests. 

We explore in all safe weather, rain or shine. 

Program Schedule: 

Classes run from March - May.

4:15pm - 6:15pm 

Pledge Amount*: $110/month

Art & Adventure Program

Location: Franc Preserve, 160 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT

Ages: Children ages 4 - 12

The emphasis during this four-week class is on exploration of nature through creative projects 
each day.  While we hike, children will discover the connection between art and nature as they discover and 
journal about the patterns, textures, shapes and colors that they observe.  Children will also be introduced 
to the idea of natural illustrations and the role they play in science.

We explore in all safe weather, rain or shine. 

Program Schedule: 

April 6th, 13th & 20th and May 4th

10am - 11:30am

Pledge Amount*: $75 for the entire class or $20 per day

Seedling Program

Locations: Meckauer Park, Bethel 

Ages:  1 & 2 year olds with adult. Infant siblings are welcome.

The goal of Find Us Outside’s Seedling Program is to provide our community’s youngest learners
with age-appropriate classes in which to discover the wonders of nature alongside their caregiver. 
Find Us Outside facilitates nature-based activities as the seasons change before our eyes.  
Nature walks, songs, stories, nature activities and art projects are all part of the fun!

 This program is exclusively outdoor and is a perfect introduction to our approach to learning
within our Forest School Program.

Program Schedule: 

September - November & April - June with rolling admission (Drop-in's are welcome with notice.)

 Wednesday's: 10am - 11am

Pledge Amount*: $15 per class/$55 monthly

Summer Camp Program

Location: Bethel Franc Preserve

Ages: 3 - 12

Find Us Outside’s mixed-age camp program allows children the advantages of free time
in nature within the Bethel Franc Preserve.  Children will have ample free time to interact with and learn
from the local ecosystem as well as engage in hands-on experiences, hikes, nature observations, experiments
​and activities such as fort building and wood-crafting.

We explore in all safe weather, rain or shine and will provide rain gear if needed. 

Program Schedule: 

August 5th - 9th
9am - 12pm

Pledge Amount*: $175

Homeschool Programs

We create specialized programs tailored to your family's needs.  Our learning opportunities will enrich

your homeschool curriculum.

 Please contact us to learn more.

​*Please call to confirm pricing.  We want to work with you to find the best payment plan for your family.  

Please contact us anytime with questions/comments or to schedule a visit @ 203-491-0596 or 

We hope to Find You Outside! 


​​Phone: 1-203-491-0596

​​​​​​​Find Us Outside Nature Immersion Program