Summer Tinkergarten


Mon Jul 17 2023 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-2802, United States | Virginia Beach, VA

Summer Session (6 days) = 7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11 (rain date: 9/18)
Fall Session (6 days) = 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2 (rain date: 11/9)
No Winter Session
Join The Nature Bus for wonderful nature adventures to First Landing State Park! This family-friendly 6-week session is perfect for children and families who love the outdoors. COME PLAY OUTSIDE TOGETHER!
Outdoors is the classroom.
We have no walls.
Creatures are our teachers; Mud and sticks are our tools.
“Invitations to play” ~ Each lesson is engineered to engage kids in play that they simply can’t refuse!
Kids learn best when they lead the way.
Child led; We help grownups support their child.
For families with young kids, spending purposeful time outside is more important than ever. To thrive in this dynamic world, children need outdoor play experiences that deliver the hands-on lessons, valuable social interactions, and restorative activity that can’t be gained from the tap of a screen. As parents, it’s our job to ensure they engage in these experiences early and often. But how?
While finding ways to create enriching outdoor moments is essential, it isn’t always easy. Getting outside might be a simple first step, but for a lot of us, knowing what to do next—and how to make it count— just doesn’t come naturally.
We’ve been there. That’s why you need Tinkergarten!
Tinkergarten helps families get outside to make the most of their kids’ early learning years. Designed by education experts and loved by all families, our play-based outdoor curriculum guides parents in raising healthy, confident, and capable kids.
Tinkergarten. Your guide to purposeful outdoor play.
10 am board The Nature Bus > destination = First Landing State Park (entrance fee included)
10:30 arrive at FLSP
10:30-11 bathroom/picnic snack in your nest/socialize (instructor set-up time)
11:00 – 12:00 ONE HOUR TINKERGARTEN NATURE LESSON (*option #2: meet us on location)
12 – 12:30 travel back to REI on The Nature Bus

Option #1: TINKERGARTEN with The Nature Bus! Includes transportation on board the bird-chirping bus AND First Landing State Park entrance fee (2.5 hours ROUND TRIP): 10:00 am – 12:30 pm $35/class x 6 classes = $210 for 6 week session divided by 2 (parent cost + child cost) = $105/person
Option #2: TINKERGARTEN meet at the class location. WITHOUT BUS (1 hour) 11:00 – 12:00pm $25/class x 6 classes = $150 for 6 week session divided by 2 (parent cost + child cost) = $75/person *important note: you will need to pay the $7 entrance fee into First Landing State Park each time you enter, unless you have purchased an annual pass.
Please arrive at 9:45 am to board the bus; departure is exactly at 10. (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach) to board the bus. Our destination is: First Landing State Park
PRICE: 6-week session Option #1: $105 per person (transportation + entrance to FLSP included); lap babies under 18 months are free. OR Option #2: $75 per person (meet on location/pay entrance to park)
EVERY ADULT/GUIDE AND EVERY CHILD/EXPLORER 18 months – 5 years old needs to EACH pay for a spot in the program. This is the only way we can keep track of the # of seats filled on The Nature Bus. But we divided the program cost into two (2) – one parent + one child. If you have a 2nd child to enroll, the cost is $210 with bus or $150 without bus (additional child(ren) fee).

Where is it happening?

350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-2802, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

The Nature Bus

Host or Publisher The Nature Bus

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