Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs at the Hitchcock Center are all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kid! Our programs seek to support free play and experimentation in the outdoors in a supportive environment at each child’s comfort level. We help foster creativity, nature skills, inquiry and friendships for ages 6-11 and spend our afternoons with hands-on projects, team building, exploring and connecting with nature. Develop your child’s confidence at afterschool!

COVID-19 Virtual Hitchcock Center


You can renew your membership here. Please note: a Family Membership is required in order to receive a member discount on Children & Family Programs.

Did you know that your EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card can be used to access membership and programs at the Hitchcock Center? Learn more about the ConnectorCare Card to Culture Program.

Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee. These programs are part of a series and are not open as a drop-in classes. Families provide their own transportation to the Hitchcock Center. Limited to 10 participants. 

Girls into the Wild

Ages 8-11, Grades 3-5
With Katie Koerten
Thursdays

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer Girls into the Wild. Please check back t see if this is possible in the fall.

Nature Play Afterschool 

Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3
Mondays with Aemelia Thompson
Meets 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesdays with Jeff Mazur
Meets 3:30-5:30pm, extended days 1:30-5:30pm

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer Afterschool. Please check back t see if this is possible in the fall.

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