Woodchuck Wednesdays After School Program

04/06/2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Woodchuck Wednesdays are back! Williamstown Rural Lands (WRL) is thrilled to once again offer its popular Woodchuck Wednesdays program at Sheep Hill in Williamstown. The program is now fully subscribed. Please email or call the office it you’d like us to place your child on the waiting list.

Led by WRL educators and Williams College student assistants, the program features outdoor activities such as hikes and nature exploration, nature crafts, games, and stories. Designed for children in 1st – through 4th grades, Woodchuck Wednesdays will run from April 6th-May 11th from 3:30– 5pm. (Note: there will be no session on April 20 – school vacation week)

The fee for the five-week session is $100 for WRL members and $130 for non-members. Snacks will be provided. Drop-off transportation is available from WES via the Bugs Bunny bus with written parent permission to the school. Parents should check with the principal about bus capacity in advance. Please indicate on the registration form below if your child will be taking the bus.

For more information call 413-458-2494 or email admin@rurallands.org

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Comments from parents of past Woodchucks

“It’s so nice to have a program that celebrates wonderful things to do in nature and lets the kids do some outdoor play and exploration. It is really lacking in our world, but I value that you provide a safe, friendly and fun place to learn and enjoy!”  Wendy P., Stamford, Vt.

“My daughter had a great time at Woodchuck Wednesdays; such a great time, in fact, that she would start asking if it was time to go to Woodchuck Wednesday around Saturday morning.  She enjoyed the chance to be outside and to spend time playing and doing interesting things with other children, and to play with the “big kids” from Williams College.  I, however, valued more the opportunity for her to learn about the environment, gain some familiarity with local plants and wildlife, and further develop an appreciation for nature and why it should be preserved and protected.” Erryn L., Williamstown, MA

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