Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!
I grew up in North Georgia where my father founded a summer camp in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There I became a camp counselor and worked every summer into adulthood leading children’s activities in the great outdoors. Some of my favorite childhood memories were going on nature walks through the woods, listening to the crickets and the bullfrogs by the pond and singing around the campfire. I was inspired to become a Tinkergarten leader because I feel that many children are missing out on all of the wonderful things that nature teaches us. I love watching children as they discover new things, when learning is exciting and fascinating, and I want to help provide the children in my community with more opportunities to learn from the world around them. “You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” ~ Vince Gowmon
- Lindsey Knight