Nature Play with Kay offers classes for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
All classes are held at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA.  

NEW! Family Adventure Days
Our all-new Family Adventure Days are fun for the whole family, including kids (and adults) of all ages!

Family Adventure Days
July 5th: Bubble Explosion
August 16th: Animal Olympics


Tinkergarten classes guide our younger explorers and their caregivers through songs, movement, exploration, and purposeful play, while kids strengthen and balance their senses in the most stimulating and soothing classroom of all—the great outdoors. Designed for children aged 18 months to 6 years, together with their caregivers.

Tinkering with Nature: Big Kids Program
This Summer, during our 3-day drop-off classes for ages 7-12, our Big Kids will build their sensory and communications skills.  

In the Sensory class, we'll explore each of our "Famous Five" senses, learn about two hidden senses, activate multiple senses at once, and offer approaches to support each kid’s unique sensory system. 

During the Communications class, we'll strengthen the symphony of skills kids activate in order to receive communication from others, process it, and express back out their ideas.  We’ll engage in play activities and games that help us learn how animals and humans communicate, while we build our own communication skills.  

Tinkering with Nature class sessions incorporate scavenger hunts, code breaking, and teamwork challenges while kids build critical skills

Eco-Adventures are our new faith-based programs where we learn about God by exploring the natural world.  Separate sessions are offered for Little Kids with their caregivers, and for Big Kids as a drop-off program.  Little Kids will use nature to learn about God while we play, sing songs, and explore.  Big Kids will have a short devotional, learn about God through the natural world, then play and experiment with nature. 

Ben's Truck Time Playgroup
Second-grader Ben, aficionado of all vehicles, will read a truck-themed picture book and share a few facts about the truck of the week, then the group will engage in toy truck free play.  Geared for ages 2-4 years along with a parent or caregiver, but all truck-loving kids are welcome.

Discounts
Discounts are available to families enrolling in more than one program each season, or enrolling multiple siblings.

Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available for many of our programs. If financial assistance would make attending a Nature Play with Kay class possible for your family, please complete our scholarship application.

Try a Class for Free

New families may attend one session of a Tinkergarten season class as a free trial.


Tinkergarten Free Trial Classes:

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30am-12:00pm


Referral Program
Refer your friends and earn a $10-20 referral refund when they sign up for a class series and list you as their referrer!