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Public Registration for Summer 2021 is Open!

For the Registration Link, email Becca Yudkoff (byudkoff@templeshalom.org), Camp Director.

"Every day Maya was so excited to tell me about the different activities - the program was so creative and engaging- each week was better than the last!"

Camp Structure

"This was my daughter’s first experience with any type of drop off program. At the beginning there were tears at drop off because she was scared, but within just a few days the tears were at pick up because she didn’t want to go home."


Sample Daily Schedule

9:00-9:20: Welcome & Outdoor Exploration 
9:20-9:30: Clean Up, Wash Hands for Snack 
9:30-10:00: Snack & Stories Outside 
10:00-11:30: Sprinkler, Outdoor Art & Play, Stories & Songs 
11:30-12:00: Change, get ready for lunch 
12:00-12:30: Lunchtime! 
12:30-1:00: Stories & Playtime until dismissal 

"Max has such a wonderful summer at Nature Explorer Summer Camp. He learned about so many different things, was so excited to talk about the theme of the week, loved the indoor play as well as the outdoor play, and really connected with many of the counselors. Becca was truly a pleasure to have as a director. Always around to help with drop off, always available to answer any questions, and always made Max feel so comfortable. I would highly recommend this camp to everyone."

Tuition Information

TODDLERS CAMPERS: 18 mos - 2.10 years
Tuition per week (M-F only)

*Price increase of $30 per week begins on February 1, 2021
* Minimum sign up is 2 weeks 

10% off for second child 

Hours 5 Days (M-F)
9:00-1:00 M-F $374.00/week
9:00-1:00 MWF $240.00/week
9:00-1:00 TTH $160.00/week
   
Extended Hours Cost Per Day
Extended Hours 1:00-3:30 $40/day
   
Extended Hours 1:00-5:30 $60/day
   
Early Drop Off 7:45 $12/day
Early Drop Off 8:30 $7/day

PRESCHOOL CAMPERS: 2.10-5 years
Tuition per week  (M-F only)

*Price increase of $30 per week  begins on February 1, 2021
* Minimum sign up is 2 weeks 

10% off for second child 

Hours 5 Days (M-F)
9:00-1:00 $324.00/week
   
Extended Hours Cost Per Day
Extended Hours 1:00-3:30 $30/day
   
Extended Hours 1:00-5:30 $50/day
   
Early Drop Off 7:45  $12/day
Early Drop Off 8:30 $7/day

 

Cancellation Policy

Our children had a wonderful summer at Nature Explorer Camp! They came home each day so excited to share their experiences -- playing outside, meeting animals, doing science experiments, seeing puppet shows and music performances. All these fun activities under the very nurturing care of seasoned, experienced, mature teachers and counselors. There is a very good balance of structured activity and free play."


"Nature Camp was my son’s first setting with a lot of kids and this was a great way for him to start experiencing being with other kids. The teachers and staff were able to make him comfortable and he always had a smile at the end of the day."

"Our 3yo had a blast at Temple Shalom Nature Camp. It provided great consistency between school and summer with familiar faces and a familiar facility. He and we loved the themed and creative activities. We particularly loved that when he went through some standard 3yo behavioral issues, the counselors were experienced pre-school educators who communicated with us and worked with us on techniques to modify his behavior. We felt like the staff, especially the director Becca, really loved and cared for our children as if they were their/her own."


Becca Yudkoff, Camp Director
byudkoff@templeshalom.org
617.332.9550 x29

Becca Yudkoff is a seasoned professional with a long history of excellence in Early Childhood Education.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley University and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of British Columbia. She taught elementary school for six years before becoming the Program Director at Hill House Boston.  Becca is the Families with Young Children Director at Temple Shalom and our first-ever camp Director.  Becca lives in Newton with her husband, Ben, and their three children who are all current or alumni campers at Nature Explorer Summer Camp.  

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Interested in learning more about Nature Explorer Summer Camp? Please complete the form below and we will be in touch!

 

Join Our Staff!

Are you full of energy and creativity and interested in being part of a hard working team?  You may be the perfect addition to our incredible staff.  

Email Director Becca Yudkoff with your resume and a brief introduction about your experience with children and interest in Nature Explorer Summer Camp. 

Fri, January 22 2021 9 Sh'vat 5781