Each week after school we will explore the forests, river, trails and open spaces at Railroad Bridge Park. Research has shown that time in nature improves a child’s academic performance, emotional stability, critical thinking, creativity, self-esteem, and self-discipline. Our programs encourage this development through well-facilitated, age-appropriate activities.
This after-school program is designed for young adventurers starting on their journey through school and life. Foxes’ primary focus is to provide children time in nature to build meaningful relationships with the natural world. We will play nature games, focus on nature inspired projects, look under rocks, hide amongst the bushes, identify tracks in the mud, drink warm tea with our snacks and climb trees.
5-12 years old
Days & Times
Mondays, 3:30pm – 5:30pm *FULL*
September 10 – November 5
Railroad Bridge Park
Olympic Nature Experience has tuition assistance available for low-income families. Tuition Assistance applications are due May 31, and families will be notified by August.
The Sequim School District bus drops students off at the corner of the Dungeness River Audubon Parking lot: Hendrickson & Applegate Lane at 3:30 PM and an Olympic Nature Experience staff member will be there to greet students and walk them to the program. You are in charge of arranging your child’s bus route.
Yes, many of our participants are in the same situation. Our programs starts with self led games and activities while we wait for families to arrive from school. Our goal is to create a relaxed and inviting space without stress about schedules so if you are late because you needed to grab a snack or use the restroom on your way, no problem.
Please pack lightly — kids carry their own packs. We ask that each day your child shows up with:
2. Plenty of snacks. Kids get hungry after school!
3. Water bottle.
4. Clothes that can get dirty including layers and rain gear. It is helpful to have extra clothes packed as well.
5. Shoes that can get wet.
The rest is provided by our staff and all that surrounds us!
We do not offer before or after care but our staff will help you get in touch with other families to potentially share share drop offs or pick ups.
This is still a pilot program. Due to considerations of darkness and temperature changes we have decided that this is the best decision for the students and our staff. We will be looking for your feedback in November to decide the next phases of this program.