Wild Wanderers After-School Program (grades K-6)

The Schuylkill Center's Wild Wanderers is an outdoor after-school program for children grades K-6.. We offer after-school care until 6:00 pm which may include nature hikes, group activities, unstructured free play, and outdoor exploration. We believe that continued access to nature, in both structured and unstructured environments, can be as important to a child's growth and development as time spent in a classroom. Our Wild Wanderers learn about the natural beauty of our 365 acres of forest, streams, ponds and meadows.

All program staff are highly-qualified professionals. We maintain a staff to student ratio of 1:10 or lower.

Photo Credit: Matt Schink Children sitting in a pile of leaves


Current Wild Wanderers families receive priority registration. If spots remain, registration will open in August to those not currently enrolled.

Annual Fees for the 2024-2025 School Year

(Monthly Payments are 10% of the total amount)
5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week 1 day/week
NonMember $3,825 $3,236 $2,609 $1,906 $1,222
Member $3,251 $2,751 $2,218 $1,620 $1,039
Photo Credit: Declan Murphy Children helping to plant a tree in the forest


The Schuylkill Center currently offers van transportation from several local schools in Northwest Philadelphia. Please contact us to find out if transportation from your child's school is available. Van seating is highly sought-after, so we strongly encourage you to register early.

For information about Wild Wanderers registration and shuttle pick-up, please contact Beatrice Kelly at beatrice@schuylkillcenter.org or (215) 853-6249 .

Photo Credit: Declan Murphy Children in a canoe paddling in stream


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