River's Edge Programs

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Year Round

Ages 3-10 (grouped by ages)

The best nature play program to support your child's development prior to entering school or to supplement your homeschooling. Playing week after week with the same group of kids results in tremendous growth with social emotional skills, gross motor and strength, confidence, resilience, and nature connection.

Little Ones FORESTplay

Year Round

Ages 9 months to 3yrs with parent or caregiver

FORESTplay for our little ones! This play group is 2 hours with story time, song and dance, natural sensory experiences, and time for free play exploration and socialization. These sessions require a parent or caregiver to attend and play with their child with guided support from a trained Forest Guide.


Kids Rock

Year Round, 10-12 week sessions

Ages 5-10 (Grouped by age)

A holistic therapeutic nature play & social connection group in the evenings for elementary aged children to provide support in play, self image, self regulation, and social connection skills. Group goals vary based on age and strengths/needs of the group. Groups are led by Occupational Therapists and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors.

Early Kids Rock

Year Round, 10-12 week sessions.

Ages 3-5

A unique therapeutic nature play group for pre-school age children who benefit from smaller child to therapist ratios to provide closer support in play and social connection skills. Group is led by a pediatric occupational therapist and targets skill development in areas of gross motor, core strength, sensory exploration/development, learning how to be a part of a group, play skills, awareness of self and others, and early fine motor. 


Summer Camp

June-August; Weekly sessions

Ages 3-11

Summer the old fashioned way--with the time to explore, take risks, build, create, and dive into the imagination while immersed in nature. Summer camps offer diverse themes each week!

Days Off Camp

Day camps on various Saturdays or days off school

Ages 3-11

Nature immersion play experiences for our school aged kiddos that may not be able to attend FORESTplay during the year! These day camps are seasonally themed to engage the child's imagination and launch them into a full day of fun nature play!


Teece Nowell Founding Director

PO Box 325

5030 Sudley Rd 

West River, MD 20778




Nature play experiences that inspire deeper connection to nature, self, and others so children can thrive.

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