Leader since Spring 2017

Hi, my name is Sophie Dormal. I am a leader based in La Jolla, CA

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About Tinkergarten

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!

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"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." -Albert Einstein. My favorite childhood memories take place in a forest, near a lake with my best friend in Belgium, where I grew up. Now it is my eldest son, Basile, who reminds me every day that nature is so crucial. He spends his days looking for bugs, branches, rocks, flowers, shells...which he will display or offer to anyone as a real treasure. His spontaneous and genuine love for nature inspired me to become a Tinkergarten leader. I have been a language teacher for twelve years, moved to San Diego seven years ago, and would be honored to share our love for the outdoors with you and your little ones!

- Sophie Dormal


Sophie Dormal has lead classes in Kate Sessions Park (San Diego, California), Tecolote Canyon Recreation Center (San Diego, California), and Torrey Hills (San Diego, California).