Timbernook of Greater Baltimore is a licensed Provider of Timbernook Programming

Sensationl experiences small.png

What is Timbernook?

TimberNook is an internationally recognized nature-based program designed to challenge the senses and inspire creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors.

TimberNook providers intricately weave the therapeutic aspects of nature with a unique understanding of child development to create an outdoor program that supports every aspect of the growing child.

Program Benefits

Children learn to think creatively through open-ended therapeutic activities and enriched natural environments that are specially designed to ignite the imagination.

Children are challenged to develop and grow naturally, taking age appropriate risks, and challenging their mind and body in new ways.

Children are given the chance to play freely in nature, unhindered by adult fears. Each TimberNook program builds in unstructured time to give children the freedom to explore with their peers.

Children learn advanced social skills, problem solving with peers, negotiating, trading, and creating complex play schemes out in the woods.

TN page2.jpg

Programs available in both Finksburg and manchester locations

Registration begins February 12!

Spring and Summer Programs 2019.png

Spring offerings:


Tiny Ones: manchester

Ages 18 months - 4yrs

Tuesdays 10 am- 11:30 am

6 week session beginning April 16

Still time to join! Fee is pro-rated.

Fee: $60 (Now $10)

This program was designed for the smallest of our TimberNook adventurers. You and your child will venture into the woods for creative play opportunities that engage the mind and challenge the senses, such as hosting a tea party in the garden to doing “construction work” in mud puddles to experimenting with color in giant foam experiences. You’ll also walk away each week with an idea on how to inspire creative play at home.


Little wild ones: Manchester

Ages 4-10

Tuesdays 1pm - 4 pm

6 week session beginning April 16

Still time to join! Fee is pro-rated

Fee: $220 (Now $38)

Our popular homeschool program that gets children playing and learning outdoors. Children enjoy “living and breathing” stories, diving deep into their imaginations, engineering in grand-scale play experiences, and so much more! They’ll also get plenty of time to cook over an open fire and play for hours on end. Learning has never been more exciting! (This is a drop and go program)


Summer Offerings:

Finksburg Location:



June 17-21, 9 am - 1pm, Ages 4 - 9

One of our most popular programs, where young children “live and breath” stories out in the wild. We’ll be doing everything from experimenting with colors in a giant foam experience for the story, Little Blue and Little Yellow to creating life-sized spider webs over the mud after hearing the story, The Very Busy Spider. With the turn of every day, comes a new story for the children to experience and lots of FUN! (Age is flexible)

OI002500 (1).jpg


July 8 - 12, 9 am - 1 pm, Ages 5 - 9

Children will dive deep into their imaginations, as they enter the world of Robin Hood. They will create their own Sherwood Forest and relish in “Merry Men Feasts,” jousting in the mud, and hunting for gold in the most unexpected places. This week is sure to inspire and create lasting memories for years to come. (Age is flexible)


storybook - 3-day version

June 19 - 21, 9 am - 1 pm, Ages 4 - 9

This 3 - day version of our Storybook program has been added to offer a shortened version of this program. Join us for the same fun-filled days of experiences where children “live and breathe” stories in the wild.

OI001302 (3).jpg

Village Folks

July 29 - Aug 2, 9 am - 1 pm, Ages 5-11

This week, the children will be creating an entire carnival using their own two hands. They’ll design and build everything from their venue to their carnival games and more! There will also be plenty of time for free play, cooking over an open fire, and group games. This program is sure to inspire hours of building, creating, and most importantly playing! (Age is flexible)

Manchester/Charlotte’s Quest Location:

DSC_1545 (1).JPG

Barefoot and Buckets

June 24 - 28, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Ages 4-9

This program emanates childhood days past. A traditional TimberNook program where young children have unique play experiences that challenge their mind and body in beautiful natural settings, followed by hours of free play. They’ll be doing everything from color exploration in giant puddles to fort building with fabric to making stick horses & testing them out in the woods. And so much more!


Twilight Bowling

July 23, 4:30 pm - 8: 30 pm, Ages 5- 12

Fee: $50

Shed a little light on an all time favorite activity...bowling! Children will design their own bowling alley in the woods on this evening for hours of delight and creativity. They will also enjoy roasting treats over an open fire and enjoy twilight play with friends into the night.(Email me to ask about a sibling discount).

DSC_6487 (1).JPG

Friends in the Wild

August 5 - 9, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Ages 4-9

This program is all about diving deep into one’s imagination with a little help from one’s friends. Children will pick a stuffed animal from home to bring into the woods this week. They will enjoy making water slides for their stuffed animals, bringing them to a circus, and many other adventures with their furry friends -- inspiring hours of pretend play out in the wild.

Enjoy some scenes from previous programs:

Timbernook of Greater Baltimore is a licensed Timbernook provider.