Beaver Lodge Playgroup

Students in grades K-5 are invited to join us for a nature playgroup this fall. COVID-19 has meant limited socialization time, and we know how important social-emotional learning is for young kids. The Beaver Lodge Playgroup is purposefully designed for small groups of kids to spend time in nature, combining socialization and education.

Class Details

  • This is an in-person educational program. Parents/guardians are not required to stay.
  • Playgroup is on Tuesdays (3:30-5:00pm).
  • This is a 6-week series (September 9-October 12).
  • This series of Beaver Lodge Playgroup will spend all 6 weeks at Tracy Aviary.


We recognize this is a difficult time for many in our community. Price is by donation ($1 and up), with a suggested donation of $65 per child for the series.


To register for Beaver Lodge Playgroup, please complete the following application form. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot. Accepted applicants will be sent a link to pay/complete registration.

Beaver Lodge Playgroup Application

What To Expect

  • Enrollment for each group is limited to 8 kids.
  • Registration is for the series, so your child will stay with the same pod of students for the full 6 weeks.

  • This program is outdoors to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Kids should come prepared with coats, hats, gloves, and weather-appropriate shoes. If you have any of these items you are willing to donate, or if you need assistance obtaining these items, please email us at .

  • We will follow cleaning and sanitation guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Camp Association.

COVID-19 Policy

  • Participants and staff will be required to wear a mask at all times, with an exception during outdoor activities where kids can physically distance.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced, as possible, throughout the program.
  • Non-vaccinated adults are asked to wear masks at drop-off and pick-up.
  • Please assess the health of everyone in your group before drop off. If you or anyone else planning on attending has any of the following symptoms or risk factors, we kindly ask that you refrain from attending.
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • New or increased shortness of breath
    • New decreased sense of smell or taste
    • Sore or scratchy throat
    • Muscle aches and pains
    • Have been in contact or near anyone known to be infected with COVID-19 in the past two weeks
  • Staff will verbally screen participants at check-in.

Cancellation Policy

No refund will be given for classes if you must cancel your registration.

If Tracy Aviary must cancel a class, registrants will be notified no less than the Monday before the class. Unfortunately, due to the nature of payment being a donation, refunds cannot be processed. However, we will happily apply your registration fee to another education program at Tracy Aviary or send you a tax receipt for the amount of your donation.