Outdoor Explorers

This summer occupational therapy series will offer a full sensory experience while practicing skills in motor coordination, socialization, and outdoor exploration. Learn all about animals, weather, plants, and new summer games in a screen-free environment.


FRIDAY, JUNE 21 and JUNE 28 for 5-8 year olds

FRIDAY, JULY 12 and JULY 19 for 9-12 year olds

9:30 AM- 11:00 AM


This group is appropriate for your child if:

  • they are interested in nature.
  • they like to move and explore.
  • they could benefit from building skills over the summer with new friends.


Your child can expect to learn:

  • coordinated movement
  • awareness of senses in nature
  • cooperative play skills with peers
  • fun activity ideas for summer play


Outdoor Explorers will meet at BRAINS Main Campus. Registration is required and space is limited. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to provide sunscreen or apply before the group. Clothing and attire for messy play is encouraged and a change of clothes is recommended. Water bottles are also encouraged but not necessary. Dress for the weather- rain or shine!


Sessions are facilitated by Jennifer Westerhuis, MS, OTRL, CAS and GVSU Masters Level Occupational Therapy students.


Speak with a support staff by calling 616-365-8920 or visit us in the office during normal business hours. Registration deadline is two weeks before the date of the class, registration will remain open until the class is filled. Waiver is required for all individuals attending the course. Waiver is due at time of registration.


$20 per session due in full at time of registration.


For more information, please call BRAINS at 616.365.8920

All groups, events, & classes are subject to change and/or cancellation dependent on attendance. Groups must meet the therapeutic & clinical requirements of both the participants & the facilitators. Families will be notified TWO WEEKS before the start of scheduled groups/classes to communicate a cancellation. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Cost of the group is due in full regardless of session attendance, no discounts or refunds will be issued for missed sessions.