Nature Days is our popular outdoor learning program for children ages 6 months to 6 years! These programs are offered in the fall, winter, and spring. For more information on our Summer Nature Day Camp for ages 3-17, please click here.

At Nature Days, our experienced educators guide children through a fun outdoor morning or afternoon that encourages learning, empathy, connection, fine motor skills and more, all through structured and unstructured play in nature….a program for the whole child!

This program takes place at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934

Fall 2022 Semester Registration Open

Dates: September 13 through October 27, 2022

Choose from:

  • Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, ages 3-6 (Drop Off)
  • Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, ages 6 months and up (Parent + Child)
  • Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, ages 3-6 (Drop Off)
  • Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, ages 3-6 (Drop Off)

Cost: $24 single class or discounted 5- and 10-class packs

At Nature Days, we Let Nature be our Guide

We let kids be kids as they explore, create, and discover. We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to connect with the natural world in their own way.

Outdoor play helps children grow into happy and healthy adults. Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine increases physical, mental and emotional well-being, strengthens the immune system and has many long-lasting health benefits. It’s been proven that children that play outdoors are more curious, focused, empathetic, and confident.

Through structured and unstructured learning and play time, we help children develop the creativity and critical thinking needed to build long-lasting connections with nature. Our educators help children build strong cognitive, social, and emotional development, encouraging cooperative play, positive social behavior and communication skills.

Our programs are made up of small groups of children with a low student to teacher ratio, allowing each child to get the attention they need. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve has plenty of space to explore with quiet forests, trickling streams, colorful meadows, big skies, fresh air, and even some magical places where fairies are thought to live!

Contact Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org to schedule a free introductory session!

Registration is open for Fall 2022!

Choose a day and time that works for your child, we have drop off and parent+child options! Click below for the current schedule and pricing.

Have a Question?

Click below for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or contact Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org.