Ketcha Outdoors is a year-round charitable non-profit organization serving the southern Maine community with programs in youth development, family enrichment, and summer day camping. We strive to get children, youth, and families outdoors on our 107 acres of meadows, forests, streams, and wetlands to appreciate what nature has to offer.
March 16th Open House for our Farm and Forest Preschool
Preschool runs Monday-Thursday mornings from 8:00-12:00 with the optional add-on of afternoons and/or a full-day Friday session. The morning session runs from 8:00-12:00, and the afternoon session adds on 12:00-3:30. Full-day Friday sessions run from 9:00-3:30. Email email@example.com for details.
Our Farm and Forest Program provides the freedom and support needed for child-led exploration, discovery, imaginative and creative play, risk-taking, problem-solving, socializing, and mindful moments. We practice place-based teaching, rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach, throughout our 107 acres of forest, fields, farm, and waterways.
A 4 year old camper, told me from day one “No one wants to be my friend” then to see her leave camp with lots of confidence in herself socially, and plenty of friends to say goodbye to. It was great to see!
I’ve seen such great progress in my son. He learned practical skills that have helped him cope with real life situations and watching him conquer his fears has been such a blessing.
We provide equitable access to outdoor experiences and gear, promoting well-being, sustainability, and resilient communities.