White Pine Nature Club

K thru 5th graders - Grades served are location dependent


York  –  Mondays 3:00 – 5pm

Dondero School – Wednesdays  2:30 – 4:30pm

Kittery -see the Kittery Community Center for more details


This is an all-outdoor, program – even if it’s an indoor recess day. Dress for the weather and wear clothes and footwear that can get filthy.

Nov – Dec:  Send along an article of blaze orange to wear. We wear blaze orange during hunting season- no matter the location.


York –
Winter: $300
Spring: $300

Portsmouth, Dondaro:
Winter: $325
Spring: $325

Registration for the Kittery program is through the Kittery Community Center

Select a payment plan at registration
Scholarships available – just check in with your school principal!

Program Description

Join us for an Afternoon of Exploration with White Pine Programs! Your child(ren) will learn about themselves, each other, and nature through engaging nature-based learning opportunities that explore “Wild Play,” naturalist & bushcraft skills, environmental stewardship, and nature-connection through a restorative lens.

Program Objectives

  • Encourage curiosity, have fun, and learn!
  • Further develop a sense of self and community.
  • Further connection to nature.
  • Understand environmental stewardship and participate in a community stewardship project that relates to: the land/earth.

York Nature Club

Location: Coastal Ridge Elementary School,  1 Coastal Ridge Dr, York, ME

Time: Mondays from 3:00 till 5pm

Grades: K – 4

Winter Dates: Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14
Spring Dates: March 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6 -make up date 6/13

Please note:  You do not need to be enrolled in Coastal Ridge Elementary School to participate in the York Wild Child program. All are welcome!!  Fifth graders can take the late bus from York Middle School to CRES or be dropped off at 3 pm by a parent.

Register here

Dondero School Nature Club

Location: Dondero School, 32 Van Buren Ave, Portsmouth, NH

Time: Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Grades: K– 5th

Winter Dates: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, Mch 2, 9, 16, 23,
*note:(12pm -4:30pm, teacher in service days)
Spring Dates: March 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

Please note:  You do not need to be enrolled in the Dondero School to participate in the Dondero Wild Child program. All are welcome!!

ALSO note: For Dondero students only: after program transportation options include: the late bus, individual pick up at the school & drop off at PEAK

Register here

Kittery Nature Club

Location: Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Rd Kittery, ME

Please note: In partnership with Kittery Community Center, White Pine Programs will continue to provide nature based programming. Please enroll in Traveling Forest Camp through KCC’s  S.A.F.E. program.

For More Information Click Here for the S.A.F.E. program 
and Click Here for the Traveling Forest Camp Registration Form