Strong by Nature

BOAT CAMP aboard the Erica Lee with Capt. Rob

Our Purpose

Merrohawke Nature School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. We provide meaningful outdoor nature connection programs ashore and afloat, for all ages, in all seasons, to inspire a deep connection to land and sea, a strong sense of self, and compassion for all.

We envision a world where all youth grow strong by nature, know how to tend the wild within, and live compassionately with the earth always in mind.

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Forest Kindergarten

Merrohawke’s Forest Kindergarten for ages 3.6-6 is modeled around German Waldkindergartens, in which all of our class time is spent entirely outside, October through May.

Outdoor classrooms naturally create endless learning opportunities for children to nurture their own curiosity, increase agility, develop their social/emotional skills and grow to be more confident and resilient.

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Together we've connected thousands of youth to nature, their community, and themselves.