Sapling Club and Hiking Club
Beginning March 13, 2021, the Land Trust will begin offering two new clubs for kids.
The Sapling Club–for Elementary-aged kids: Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.
The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
The Hiking Club_for middle school-aged kids(official name TBA): Each hike will be a new adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30. p.m. The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program. If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
Registration required. If you would like to join one of the groups, please contact Regan Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the LLT website event listings to register for the club meet-ups.
The clubs are organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.
Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth
Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.