FAQ

TimberNook is an outdoor nature experience.  Your child will get wet, muddy, and dirty, and will come in contact with nature, including sun, rain, animals, and insects.

Please do not bring valuables (cameras, electronics, jewelry) and please wear clothing, including shoes, which can get ripped, wet, or muddy.

What to Bring

  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Shoes that come off easily and can get dirty
  • A change of clothes
  • A backpack or other bag for these items

Optional

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel

We Provide

  • All craft materials
  • A hose for cleanup

Camp will take place rain or shine (rain is part of nature!).  We do have a location in which to take shelter if lightning occurs.

There are indoor restrooms available on site.

Your children will be photographed/videotaped as part of camp events, and those photographs/videos will be posted on Facebook and other social media for you to collect and enjoy.  A photography waiver is included in your signup media.

Adults are encouraged to remain on site while camp takes place.  There are places available to sit and socialize in the shade.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

All payments are nonrefundable.

 

Is there a limit to how many people can participate?

Yes.  We limit camps to 15 children to ensure a good camper/counselor ratio.

Be sure to reserve your spot today!

 

Who is TimberNook designed for?

Children of all abilities come and challenge their social, emotional, sensory, and cognitive skills at TimberNook. The therapeutic benefits of this program are vast and often surprising.

We also invite adults to join our FREE “Sample Camp” for grown-ups! Pirate’s Ahoy will take place on March 19th from 3 – 6 p.m. You’ll form a crew, build a pirate ship, and wage war against other pirates in a rousing game of “Plunder the Flag”.  

Afterward, we’ll analyze how TimberNook’s play culture can benefit children by offering challenging, intriguing play, new physical and motor experiences and opportunities for emotional and social growth.

You can call our office at (407) 574-3160 to RSVP or register online.

 

What if my child already spends a lot of time playing outside? Will s/he still enjoy and benefit from the camp?

In one word… Absolutely!

TimberNook camps provide opportunities for imaginative play in new environments. For example, we might read a story like Jack and the Beanstalk. Inspiration from the story will shape how the kids play as they use their environment to recreate their own interpretation of the story.

If you have any specific questions about TimberNook camps, please get in touch with the TimberNook Orlando team. We’ll happily answer any questions you have!

 

How will TimberNook help my child learn and grow?

Children can learn so much through play, especially when that play takes place outdoors. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Dr. Peter Gray is an expert on play and its impact on learning, and his insights are worth exploring:

Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development

Can You Measure an Education? Can You Define Life’s Meaning?

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

 

Where can I learn more about Teena Patel and the University of Doglando?

At Doglando, dogs aren’t our only focus – Teena has worked extensively with children, and we’ve been offering innovative ways for children to learn and grow for many years. You might be interested in learning about Camp Doglando, for starters. To learn more about Teena and her work with dogs, have a look at the links below!

Teena on LinkedIn

Before You Choose a Dog Daycare, Read This, The Dogington Post

Preparing a Puppy for a Lifetime of Grooming, Groomer to Groomer Magazine

Behavior Wellness: Who is Responsible, Pet Boarding & Daycare Magazine

University of Doglando offers bus service for doggy daycare, Orlando Sentinel

University of Doglando Blog

 

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