The Academy that brings the outdoors inside, brings adventure to you, and educates while entertaining.
Over the Reef Academy started in Willimantic, CT with a vision to provide age appropriate outdoor and nature-oriented experiences for children in the Southern New England Area.
What It’s All About- Children will be engaged and challenged with various projects, ranging from learning about soil science in the classroom, to collecting flowers on a summertime scavenger hunt.
It’s an engaging and interesting way to bring outdoor activities and education into preschool and after school programs.
Outdoor hobbies are lifelong hobbies- Instead of focusing on one sport or activity, Over the Reef Academy’s program is a combination of movement and learning, keeping kids entertained while also offering them a chance to learn new skills and develop new interests.
I offer custom programming featuring fun, active elements that keep children entertained. Programs also include educational themes on topics in science and the natural environment. I also incorporate outdoor hobbies and activities–things that children can learn and do throughout the rest of their life.
Unlike lots of stick and ball sports, outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and geocaching can be continued throughout life–young or old–with and without friends and families. They are lifelong hobbies that can grow and change as children progress into adulthood.
Indoor Activities- Inside the classroom, children will participate in small projects, playing games and learning about topics like soil science, knot tying, using a compass, and more.
Outdoor Activities- Scavenger hunts, casting with a fishing pole, and map-making are some of the activities and games we’ll do in the nice weather.
Entertain and educate- Over the Reef Academy is a great option for your preschool, elementary school, after school, and summer program. Entertainment, physical activity, and education is provided in a variety that will keep children involved and eager to participate.
Fall and Winter school session programs include activities that can be done inside or outside, while the summer program is designed to be physically active and outdoors as much as possible.
The Outdoors is for Everyone- Over the Reef Academy is a program designed for children of all backgrounds and abilities who live in both urban and rural neighborhoods. The goal is to create an appreciation and respect for outdoor spaces and the environment, fostering a lifelong interest in outdoor hobbies and environmental stewardship.