Forest Days: Summer

An all weather outdoor enrichment program for children 3-7.*

Update: All Forest Days programming is suspended through June 2020. Stay tuned for updates regarding late summer programming.

*Children must be three years old by January 1, 2020 and be fully toilet trained.  

There will be four summer sessions. Each session is Monday-Thursday, 9:30-12:00 pm. Registration deadline for all summer sessions is May 15 / July 15. Click on session choice to register.

Session 1: June 15-18 

Session 2: June 22-25 

Session 3: August 17-20 

Session 4: August 24-27 

The Summer handbook will be posted shortly. Please contact ForestDays@GreenwichBotanicalCenter.org with any questions.

Forest Days at the Greenwich Botanical Center is an all-weather, outdoor preschool enrichment program designed to encourage children ages 3 through 7 to grow socially, emotionally and physically through interest-led play and natural exploration. Our schedule flows organically from what nature presents each day.  We are an all-weather program and we will be meeting outdoors, rain or shine, in all safe weather. Space is limited to twelve children with two teachers.   

Our belief is that spending unstructured time in the forest stimulates each child’s innate curiosity.  Outdoor nature play develops observation skills, problem solving, logic and reasoning skills and encourages taking risks.  Activities include creating secret habitats, making forest stew, observing critters in their natural environments, going on nature walks, singing, art and free play.       

Registration Details 

Close Date: May 15 for June sessions, July 15 for August sessions 

Registration and payment is available online.  All forms and proof of vaccinations must be submitted by June 1 (sessions 1 and 2) August 1 (sessions 3 and 4) via email or by mailing in/dropping off to the GBC, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT. 06807.   

Only children with a complete Registration Packet submitted by above dates will be accepted. A complete registration packet includes: 

  1. Registration Form, Emergency Contact and Waiver 
  2. Immunization Records (current copy is acceptable) 
  3. Payment (cash, check or credit card) 

Returning families: please contact ForestDays@GreenwichBotanicalCenter.org see information on paperwork exemption.