Where 6 to 12 year-olds get to Dive Right In

OLL Nature Explorers

This nature-immersion program encourages children to test their own limits and establish new ones. Participants will get the chance to apply their problem solving and critical thinking skills within a learning environment that requires active participation. Stop by one of our sessions to see for yourself. Perfect for area homeschooling families! Pricing includes ALL MATERIALS needed each week. Participants are required to dress for the weather each season and bring their own water and lunch/snack. Our programs contribute experiences that go towards fulfilling NYS homeschooling standards in STEAM, ELA and Physical and Health Education.

2019 - 2020 Program Dates & Pricing

Fall 2019

Sept. 10th to Dec. 3rd 2019 

Tuesdays from 9:30 - 12:30


Saturday December 7th, 2019 

10am to 2pm -

OLL's Winter Celebration


We wrap up our Fall session with our annual tradition- a cook-out at Marmot Village, FREE and open to all our OLL Families. Bring a side dish to pass. OLL will cook meaty and meatless chili over the open fire.



Winter 2020

Jan-Feb-Mar 2020

New for the winter of 2019-2020-

OLL has decided to take a hint from Mother Nature: simplify and slow down during the shorter days, colder temperatures and less-than-ideal driving conditions. While we admire everyone’s commitment to “showing up” in all weather, we have decided to listen to what our Mother has to say and take a much needed break.

“Nature’s rhythm... invites us to rest deeply for long stretches. She sweeps the sleep from our eyes with renewed hope and increased energy. There is a time to bloom and burst with inspired action and a time to draw in, reflect and prepare for a truly restful break. A time to allow both body and soul to rest.” 

(see whole article here)

So, what will we be doing January, February and March, you ask?

We will relish the warmth of home most mornings, read good books with our kiddos, go to OLL Nature Club, watch some of the amazing documentaries available out there, check out some of OLL's Library Outreach Programs, spend time experimenting in the kitchen with some yummy recipes, take a leap and try out that messy science experiment, play in the snow in our own back yard, go sledding with friends. But above all else, we will take time to just be and rejuvenate our bodies and souls. It's okay to not be on the go all of  the time. In fact, according to nature, it’s as natural as it gets.

We invite you to join us on this quest, and when Spring arrives in all her glory, we all will be rested and ready to embrace her once again.

The Best Part? It's:


Spring 2020

Apr 7th to Jun 16, 2020

Tuesdays from 9:30 - 12:30


Tuesday  June 16th, 2020

1pm till the next day 

OLL's End-of -Year Camp-Out!


We wrap up our Spring session with another annual tradition- a camp-out at Marmot Village, open to all our OLL Nature Hike Tykes and Nature Explorers Families ONLY. Bring a side dish to pass. OLL will provide an open fire, makings for s'mores and breakfast the next morning.



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P.O. Box 638 Skaneateles, New York 13152