Our Locations

With twelve beautiful locations in New England and New York, every group is sure to find the experience they are looking for.  Our facilities at each site vary; some sites are better suited for smaller groups, while others can accommodate groups over 250.  Please read about our sites and contact us if you have more questions or would like help choosing a site.

Andover, CT

Conveniently located in central Connecticut, our Andover site is a great choice for groups up to 60 students. With the Skungamaug River running through 150 acres of woodlands, Andover has ample opportunities for exploration.

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Colebrook, CT

Our Colebrook site is located in northwestern Connecticut, nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. This large facility can house up to 300 students, and features 540 acres of forest, streams, ponds, and fields. With a small farm and diverse wild life, students have an opportunity to investigate a wide variety of animals and habitats.

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Ivoryton, CT

With its location on Bushy Hill Pond near the Connecticut shoreline, our Ivoryton site is ideal for groups seeking ecological diversity. The 700 acre property is home to beech forests, pine plantations, and a rare cedar swamp. Its proximity to the Long Island Sound gives groups the option to add a day trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park.


Lakeside, CT

Lakeside offers 300 acres of woodlands in the Litchfield Hills of western Connecticut. Students have the opportunity to discover historic features of this former homestead, as well as new-growth forests, streams, a beaver pond, and vernal pools. The facilities at Lakeside can accommodate up to 100 students.


Becket, MA

Situated in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, our Becket site offers 1,350 acres of beautiful woodlands to explore. Students enjoy visiting the beaver dams and lodges, two ponds, and the Rock Playground formed by glacial erratic boulders. With four winterized lodges, Becket can host up to 140 students.

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Charlton, MA: Hilltop 

Our Hilltop facility shares 600 acres of woodlands, fields, and streams with our Pondside site. This modern site uses solar panels and a 100 kilo-watt wind turbine which provides students with real-world examples of alternative energy. Hilltop can accommodate up to 140 students in its two dormitories, each with 19 rooms equipped with a private bathroom.

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Charlton, MA: Pondside

Located on beautiful Prindle Pond, our Pondside location shares 600 acres of woodlands with our Hilltop facility. Rich in history, this former homestead allows students the opportunity to hike along the same Bay Path trail that was once traveled by American Indians and early colonists more than three centuries ago. The comfortable dormitory-style housing available at Pondside can accommodate up to 120 students.

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Groton, MA

With streams, marshes, and two kettle ponds on 250 wooded acres, our Groton site is a great location for aquatic and terrestrial investigations. Located in northeastern Massachusetts, Groton is easily accessible for schools in the Boston area and New Hampshire. The flexible housing arrangements accommodate groups of all sizes up to 160.


Ocean Park, ME

Ocean Park offers a wide range of ecological enrichment opportunities through the exploration of woodlands, estuary, and ocean habitat which cover the 100 acre property. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, there are almost endless opportunities for discovery. Several housing options enable Ocean Park to host up to 137 students.

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Hancock, NH

With an emphasis on team and character building, the Sargent Center offers school groups a distinct educational experience. Hosting Nature’s Classroom’s only high ropes course, students have the opportunity push their comfort limits and challenge themselves. The 720 acres of forest, river, and pond are ideal for fostering inquiry and discovery.

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Silver Bay, NY

Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains on the shore of Lake George, our Silver Bay site offers awe-inspiring views and exciting hikes. The 700 acre property is ideal for exploring, leading students to caves, waterfalls, and three mountain summits. Comfortable dormitory housing can accommodate groups large and small.

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Wakefield, RI

Located on a large freshwater pond and just a short bus ride to the Atlantic Coast and wildlife centers, our Wakefield Rhode Island site offers groups an ecologically diverse experience. The 75 acre wooded property allows students the opportunity to observe an undisturbed coastal forest. Twelve residential buildings allow for a great deal of flexibility in housing.

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Nature's Classroom

508-248-2741 or 1-800-433-8375

Dr. John G. Santos, Director
19 Harrington Rd
Charlton, MA 01507