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Fall Touch Football

The “big field” is a great place to try out your football skills after a day at school. Mr. John leads his crew in a scrimmage after snack and group time.

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Come Visit Us Oct. 14 & 15

You never know who is going to stop by Haverty Hollow. This heron was photographed in the Fall of 2015 and is one of many natural visitors to Haverty Hollow’s 4-acre property bordered by Nancy Creek.

We hope the weather will be hospitable again in mid-October this year, when we’ll offer extended days on Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15 when many schools are closed. We will offer our usual mix of indoor and outdoor activities, from organized games to science and art projects or music games, tumbling or acting out a story, complete with costumes. The children get to choose what they’d like to do. There is also ample time for free play inside the cabin or on the multi-level playground. We’ll be open 8am – 6pm. Just bring a lunch!

You can register to attend by completing the form under the leaves graphic at left and mailing it to us with your $30 annual registration fee; childcare hours are priced at $8/child/hour. We serve ages 4 – 11 during holiday camps.

Hope to see you soon!

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Imaginative Sandbox Play

The sandbox on Haverty Hollow’s upper playground can be transformative.  During free play, the preschoolers often use the shallow pans, plastic food containers and aluminum sieves to pretend-bake cakes or construct complete meals for their fellow “family” members. At activity time, Mr. John demonstrates some of the science behind volcanic action. The children mound the sand, Mr. John mixes the eruption elixir, and the next thing you know, pseudo-lava is bubbling up and over from the mouth of the volcano. Later on in the day, the After School children exercise their imagination by creating intricate forms of tunnels and underground passages. Everyone makes the sandbox their own during a typical day at Haverty Hollow.

Mr. John mixes the magic potion that will erupt the volcano the children have helped construct in the sandbox.

Mr. John mixes the magic potion that will erupt the volcano the children have helped construct in the sandbox.

After School children show off their tunnel-building skills during free play.

After School children show off their tunnel-building skills during free play.

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