How it works… 

All local classes are held in Beverly, Massachusetts in the Secret Gardens  

Classes are held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Classes are held outside for social distancing with minimal sharing of materials.

In the event of severe weather, we will send a notification to registered participants and issue a credit.

Advanced registration online is required, 

 

SUMMER 2022 CLASSES

CREATE A SCHEDULE THAT WORKS FOR YOU. 
Create a session. Pay per class, per week, or the entire month.
Join us once week, twice a week or 3x’s a week
Space is limited to 5-6 children. 
FILLING FAST!

Parent/Child Nature Class

(drop-off option for 4-5 year-olds) 

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art & math) theme and play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Fishing Bridge, and Art Garden. This summer we will also be watching our sunflower house grow, observing caterpillars and ladybugs grow, and so much more. Children under 4 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children ages 4-5 may have the option of being dropped off.

SUMMER SESSION #1: Wednesdays
DATES: May 25, June 8,15, 22, 29
TIME: 9:30-11:00
PLACE: The Secret Garden in Beverly, MA
FEE:

– Pay per Parent/child class $29.99
– Pay per Drop-off class $35

 
SUMMER SESSION #2: Wednesdays
DATES: July 6,13,20,27
TIME: 9:30-11:00
PLACE: The Secret Garden in Beverly, Ma
FEE:

– Pay per Parent/child class $29.99
– Pay per Drop-off class $35

Parent/Child Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art & math) theme and play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Fishing Bridge, and Art Garden. This summer we will also be watching our sunflower house grow, observing caterpillars and ladybugs grow, and so much more. Children must be accompanied by a Parents or Guardian.

SUMMER SESSION #1: Thursdays
DATES: May 26, June 2,9,16,23,30
TIME: 9:30-11:00
PLACE: The Secret Garden in Beverly, MA
FEE:
  • Pay per class $29.99
  • Pay per session $179.94
  • Combo: Summer 1&2= $299.90
 
SUMMER SESSION #2: Thursdays
DATES: July 7,14, 21,28
TIME: 9:30-11:00
PLACE: The Secret Garden in Beverly, Ma
FEE:
  • Pay per class: $29.99
  • Pay per session: $119.96
  • Combo: Summer 1&2= $299.90

LEARNING WITH NATURE: LANGUAGE & LITERACY

“But how will they learn how to read outdoors?” Through playful learning, we integrate language and literacy skills that are meaningful to the child. The Secret Gardens becomes a place to practice letter recognition, and words; along with, writing and drawing. Nature becomes the third teacher. This class takes advantage of our outdoor classroom and connects nature with reading readiness through storytelling, journaling, our literacy-rich outdoor environment, and literacy-inspired art activities.

AGES: 4-5  year olds. 
TIME: 9:30-11:00 am
DATES: Mondays 

  • May 2, 9, 16, 23
  • May 30 No Class Holiday
  • June 6, 13

FEE: 6/week $200 (includes materials/journal and registration fee)
LOCATION: The Secret Gardens (67 Boyles Street, Beverly) 
PARENT COOPERATIVE: Depending on how many children we have, I would like to set up a parent cooperative drop off schedule…so we have at least one other adult

LITTLE ADVENTURERS STEAM Class

In our Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art & math) theme and play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Fishing Bridge, and Art Garden. This summer we will also be watching our sunflower house grow, observing caterpillars and ladybugs grow, and so much more.

  • SUMMER SESSION: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    Create you own schedule and mix and match classes that work for you.
    DATES: July 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27
    TIME: 9:30-11:00
    PLACE: The Secret Gardens in Beverly, Ma
    FEE:
    • Pay per class: $35
    • Pay per week: $70
    • Pay per 2 weeks: $140
    • Pay per 3 weeks: $210
    • Pay per month: $280 plus FREE Nature Art Pack
These classes will be taught by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed. If you have any questions, please contact victoria@outdoor-classrooms.com
 

 

KINDERGARTEN READING READINESS & NATURE

Reading readiness can be the key to a successful start to the Kindergarten school year, and be the support to build life long learners. Along with forming positive relationships with reading, reading readiness can enrich social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. This class provides literacy instruction in an approachable, multi-sensory, and engaging way that provides a boost to your child’s needs to enter the Kindergarten classroom with confidence. 

Create your schedule! Choose a day, a week or the entire mont

  • 1-DAY WEEK on Mondays
  • Ages 4-5 
  • Time: 9:30-11:00 am
  • Location: The Secret Gardens in Beverly
  • Dates: 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25
  • Fee: $235 (includes registration fee) 
  • Drop off optional 
  • Space is limited to 6 children 

This class will be taught by Heather Bishop. She has been a tutor and educator for over 10 years in the North Shore of Massachusetts. Her passion for teaching has spread outside the classroom walls and has allowed her to work with students of all ages, within several content areas. With an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, With or Without Disabilities and a graduate degree in Reading Pre-K -12, Heather has been able to work with students in a way that specifically targets the skills that they need to be successful!

 

NATURE ART CLUB

Making art from nature involves utilizing various elements of nature (such as leaves, sticks, stones, bones, water, etc) in a creative way to make a new art object. Come join us each with a new Nature Art Exploration and let your imagination free in our beautiful Secret Gardens. 

  • 3-DAY WEEK on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 
  • Ages 6-9 
  • Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Place: The Secret Gardens in Beverly, MA
  • July Dates: Create your schedule! Choose a day, a week or the entire month
    • Week One: 7/5, 7/6, 7, 8: Maker Camp
    • Week Two: 7/12, 7/13, 7/14: Maker Camp
    • Week Three: 7/19, 7/20, 7/21: Maker Camp
    • Week Four: 7/26, 7/27, 7/28: Maker Camp
  • Fee: $141/week (includes registration fee & all materials)
  • Flat Rate for Month: $514 SAVE $50! Use Coupon Code NATUREART50
  • Drop in/ Drop off
  • Space is limited to 6 children

This class will be taught by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed