Information for parents of Sargent Center students
Welcome Parents and
Greetings from Sargent Center!
"Teamwork was a challenge. Getting it done was easy
--5th Grade Student
We are pleased your school will soon join us for School Program at Nature's Classroom's Sargent Center! At Sargent Center, your child will embark on an adventure in learning filled with challenge, personal accomplishments and academic growth too! But best of all, your child will have the experience of a lifetime while participating in hands-on lessons in: Adventure, Scientific Field Investigations and Outdoor Skills under the guidance of our expert School Program Instructors.
We encourage you to explore all the information we have provided about our innovative and highly regarded School Program throughout our web pages—but on this page, we’ve gathered a few resources specifically for parents.
Important School Program Documents
A physician, licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant must complete page three of the Health Form. All health forms are due at Sargent Center two weeks prior to your school’s arrival date. Note: If you have a copy of a current physical (within 2 years) make a copy of the physical and include it with the School Program Health form in lieu of making a second trip and expense to the doctor's office.
What to Bring
Our "what to bring" list provides a basic guideline on the clothing and supplies that will ensure your child is comfortable and well-prepared for their stay at Sargent Center. Remember, we are an outdoor school and all of our classes are outdoors. Unless conditions are unsafe, all of our outdoor classes will be held rain or shine. Proper footwear is important for all of our activities and hiking on our trails. Sandals and or open-toed shoes are not acceptable for our outdoor activities. Finally, we suggest using www.weather.com (enter our zip code 03449) to monitor the weather forecast for Sargent Center. This is an excellent web site and will greatly assist you in selecting the proper clothing for your child's program at Sargent Center.
Today, e-mail and cell phones make communication easy and immediate. A vital part of your child's experience is to enjoy the outdoors without distractions from television, computers, cell phones or video games. We respectfully ask all electronic devices be left at home. One of the best experiences at Sargent Center is receiving a hand written letter from home! Please use the address format below for all post cards and letters.
Student Name/School Name
36 Sargent Camp Road
Hancock, NH 03449
In the case of an emergency, our staff is always available at
603-525-3311. After 5 pm, please leave a message on the emergency voice mailbox and a School Program administrator will return your call ASAP.
Health and Safety
Your child’s health and safety is our highest priority. All School Program Instructors hold certifications in Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Basic First Aid, and CPR. Additionally, our nurse is the connecting link to the kitchen and our instructors. The nurse administers medication, supervises special dietary needs, and oversees the general well-being of all students. Though it is rarely needed, emergency medical care is available at Monadnock Community Hospital.
Please contact our nurse if you have any health questions and or concerns.
Phone: 603.525.3311 x19
School Program participants sleep (facilities link) in cozy four-season dormitories with modern bathrooms. All dormitories are supervised by teachers and or parent chaperons.
Students, teachers, and School Program Instructors dine as a community in famous Northern Lodge. Students participate in all aspects of family style meals served at Sargent Center. Responsibilities include: setting the table, waiting tables, clearing and cleaning up after each meal. Hot and nutritious meals are served at 8:00, 12:00 and 6:00. Additionally, a salad bar and a soup of the day are served at lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available for our guests and our kitchen is happy to accommodate special dietary requirements—just be sure to communicate your child’s special needs on the health form or contact our nurse at 603.525.3311 x19.