At the heart of TimberNook programming is the philosophy that children flourish when given the time and space to play in sensory-rich, experiential learning environments. Bringing exploration and nature together results in a truly unique way to reach children at a key point in their development.

TimberNook’s unique program offers the ultimate sensory experience for children ages 18 months to 12 years, challenging the mind, body and the senses through meaningful outdoor play opportunities. Our program is run by a licensed pediatric occupational therapist, Sherry Kenin, who has over 25 years working with children and a great love for the outdoors.

Childhood is precious. This is one reason why we do what we do – provide rich outdoor play experiences where children can truly thrive.

And as you know, with months of isolation, children need this more than ever before. That is why we are beyond excited to announce our doors will be open this summer. We have been working tirelessly for the last three months brainstorming, advocating for children, and meeting with providers from around the world on how to best provide authentic experiences while also helping to mitigate the risk of COVID.

We are confident given the unique nature of TimberNook that we can do both. We will be following the MA and CDC guidelines that apply to MA Camps. Since our program takes place in nature and there is plenty of space, this allows for more natural experiences without too much need for interruption.
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For additional information, please contact Sherry Kenin at or 978-287-7878.

Kerry Dayton Lewis recommends Timbernook Middlesex County: “My 8yo son and 11 yo daughter absolutely adored their week of Go Wild camp! We love Timbernook’s philosophy of free play in nature. Thanks to the awesome staff! My son says “Best camp ever! When can I go to another one?””

TimberNook is conveniently located on the beautiful grounds of the Conant Woods in Carlisle, MA (behind the Carlisle town hall).