Woodland Fairy & Elf Academy
This magical program will create a lasting connection with nature for your little fairy or elf.

Join us and our woodland friends for a magical experience!

Woodland Fairy & Elf Academy is an opportunity for your 4 to 8-year-old child to get in touch with their inner fairy or elf and gain outdoor experiences that will last a lifetime. Children benefit from a connection to the natural world around them. We are happy to help your little one discover everything the Genesee Country Nature Center has to offer during these magical classes. Children in this program are given the choice to be a fairy, elf, or human each day. If they would like, the children are invited to borrow costumes to complete their transformation. These costumes are designed to be worn over your child’s clothing. Costumes include any combination of a tutu, wings, and a green tunic.  

Spring Sprites

Saturday, May 28, June 4 & 11, 2022
from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Fee: $120 (10% member discount)

Show your spring sprite spirit! Spring is a time of awakening and growth. You will see your child’s eyes light up as they explore the world around them and watch everything spring back to life. Participants will listen to stories, play games, create crafts, and hike the trails of the Genesee Country Nature Center. This class is perfect for any little adventurer who is interested in looking for fairies, frogs, and salamanders!

Fall Fairies and Elves

Saturday, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & 12, 2022
from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Fee: $120 (10% member discount)

Get ready for some fairy fun this fall! Join us as we discover the beauty and science behind fall leaves, creating our own nature creations. Harvest local grapes, berries, and apples in the Historic Village as you learn about how local wildlife and people pack away and preserve food for the upcoming winter.  Finally, learn how to make apple sauce over an open fire as they would have in the 19th Century. Fall in love with the bounty around us!

Winter Wings

Saturday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
(Dates TBD)

Fee: $120 (10% member discount)

During this class your child will get up close and personal with the many species of birds that call the Genesee Country Nature Center home. Many animals hibernate or migrate to survive the long cold winters, but some birds stay and are excited to meet your little fairy or elf. Participants will listen to stories, make bird feeders to attract birds to your backyard, and use binoculars and bird callers to meet new bird buddies. What a wonderful way to spend a winter day!

Important Information

GCV&M welcomes participants of all abilities and will work with families to support their children’s needs to the best of our knowledge and capability. We welcome your call to discuss program details and encourage you to provide information on your child’s health history report that will help us best accommodate their needs.

Health and Safety Precautions: All parents, or guardians, are required to complete a health screening form leading up to each class. Campers, staff and volunteers will be required to follow all health and safety protocols in place by New York State, Monroe County, and GCV&M at the time of participation, which may include mask-wearing, limited time indoors, and limited interaction among groups. Any updates to this policy will be communicated to all registered families, within two weeks of the start of camp.