Thomas Berry Summer Program for Children

A 4-day Program

Summer Program #1: June 11-14, 2018: Ages 8-10

Summer Program #2: June 18-21, 2018: Ages 10-14

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Place: The Treehouse at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

            1501 Rock Creek Dairy Road, Whitsett, NC 27377

Group size: 12 children

(please bring a healthy lunch in reusable containers)

Cost: $250 per child

Led by Sandy Bisdee and Marnie Weigel (see staff bios)


We have a two-step registration process this year:

(1) Please register for the week of your choice by making your online payment below.

(2) After you register, please send the name and age of the child you have registered to Center Director, Peggy Whalen-Levitt, at

Once we receive your online payment and your e-mail, we will send you an acknowledgement letter in the mail.

Inspired by the vision of Thomas Berry, our summer programs for children provide a unique opportunity for a small group of 12 children to make a deep personal connection to the natural world within the meadows, creeks, gardens and forests of a 165-acre earth sanctuary. Earth walks and creek walking are daily sources of joy and inspiration. Within the peace and beauty of Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, new eyes and ears awaken as the children create expressions out of their experiences with the earth. Clay, papermaking, nature journaling and Native American flute are some of the eco-contemplative arts that enliven the rhythm of our days.

Please click here for an article about our summer programs for children in the May 2016 issue of Natural Triad Magazine.

“We are touched by what we touch, shaped by what we shape, enhanced by what we enhance.”

~ Thomas Berry