Timbernook at Blazing Star Stables

With today’s traditional schooling and lack of funding for excursions outside the classroom, there are fewer opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. We know that challenging the mind, the body, and the senses through meaningful opportunities can encourage children and adults to be creative, improve emotional regulation, balance, strength, social interactions, and play skills (which become workplace skills), not to mention that while engaging in outdoor play, development of sensory and executive function also occur.
Imagine part of the school day or a prolonged part of the school year being outdoors and immersed in sensory-rich experiences. An educational program called TimberNook can provide such an experience.

Timbernook is not a typical nature program. TimberNook programs intricately weave the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors with a thorough understanding of child development and alternative education. The result is a sensory play experience that supports every aspect of the growing child. We do this by skillfully using the environment as inspiration for creative play opportunities.

The chance to be part of a Timbernook program at now at our fingertips.You can help students from Monmouth, Winthrop, Greene, Leeds, Turner, Wales, Litchfield, and others gain access to this fantastic opportunity at Blazing Star Stables, nestled on 35 acres of forest and trails.

Would you consider donating $100 or $500 or more to help reach the initial $9500 needed for Blazing Star Stables to become a Timbernook School?

Your donation would impact the students of the local schools pk-12th grade, who would be able to come to the Timbernook programming throughout the school year and for summer programs. Local colleges would eventually be able to do internships for the occupational therapy aspects too.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $600 
    • 12 d
  • Julie Sawtelle 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
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Organizer

Katherine Ludewig 
Organizer
Monmouth, ME