Facility Rentals and Birthday Parties
Celebrate your birthday with a party at Beaver Brook!
If you are a Friend of Beaver Brook, we can design a great program for your birthday. Choose from many fun-filled, teacher-lead programs. Take a hike in the woods to discover animal tracks; learn about New England Wildlife or Bugs, Butterflies, and Beetles. All of our programs are age-appropriate, hands-on and interactive.
Choose a Theme:
- Maple Sugaring (Feb-March)
- Native American Woodland Indians
- Aquatic Wonders (May-Sept)
- Intriguing Owls
- Wild About Wildlife
- Bugs, Butterflies & Beetles (May-Sept)
- Hike and Seek: Nature Hunt
- Beaver Tales
- Fine Feathered Friends
A birthday party entails 15 minutes for parent setup, 1.5 hours of activities with a BBA teacher, and 1/2 hour for refreshments that you provide, then 15 minutes clean-up time after the party.
Depending on the theme, crafts or games are included. A custom program, a place to have your party and a glorious natural setting! The cost is $150.
- Party size limited to 15 children ages 4 and up.
- Birthday Family must be current BBA Community Level Supporters
- One adult be present for every 5 children attending.
- A $50 deposit is required to book the party. The balance is due 7 days prior to the party. Refunds available 7 days prior to party date.
- BBA has several permanent directional signs to its facilities. We ask that no signs or balloons be posted to indicate party location.
- To reserve a party, give us a call at (603) 465-7787.
- You can make a donation to Beaver Brook Nature Center in lieu of gifts here
The Beaver Brook campsite, located approximately two-tenths of a mile from the end of Brown Lane, includes two bunkhouses, a cookhouse, a campfire circle and portable outhouse.
It is Beaver Brook’s policy that your stay at our cabins includes an educational component. Beaver Brook will gladly suggest or supply programs. If interested, please call the office for program rates.
For a safe and successful Beaver Brook experience, please take a moment to read the camp cabin guidelines and reservation form.
For more information, contact Beaver Brook:
Phone: (603) 465-7787
Fax: (603) 465-9546
Appreciation Begins With Experience
Bring your group to Beaver Brook Association and experience nature firsthand. We have meeting rooms and classroom space to accommodate groups from small to large. We can provide customized environmental appreciation programs to enhance your day’s event or develop your own program with help from Beaver Brook staff. Come out and discover nature in our beautiful relaxing setting!
The mission of Beaver Brook Association (BBA) is to promote environmental education and land stewardship. BBA encompasses 2,100 acres of land, 30 miles of trails, gardens and has meeting rooms, classrooms, and camping facilities. We encourage the use of our meeting rooms and facilities by non-profit groups, businesses, and civic organizations.
In keeping with our mission of natural resource education, our facility usage policy requires that your meeting or event include an environmental educational component. This could involve a limited presentation by BBA staff focusing on the history and programs available to the public at Beaver Brook, a team building event or an interpretive walk along our trails.
More comprehensive programming can be customized for your meeting or seminar to complement your activities. For example, corporate groups have utilized orienteering programs in the past as a leadership building activity. You are also able to bring in an approved outside presenter as well.
Our staff can assist you with planning as needed. By promoting environmental awareness in conjunction with your group’s activities, BBA can offer your members valuable programming while, at the same time, advance the mission of our organization and provide greater outreach to the community at large.
Our Facilities & Rates – Fees Effective July 2011:
Maple Hill Barn
The Maple Hill Barn is a restored historic barn with plenty of open spaces for groups of up to 49 people. It also has a small kitchen and rest rooms. The facility is close to our lush gardens and main trailheads.
|Full Day (8 hrs.)||Half Day (4 hrs.)|
Brown Lane Barn
The Brown Lane Barn is our second smaller restored barn that makes a great meeting place for groups who need a larger classroom space for activities. The barn holds 40 people and has a kitchen plus immediate access to trails. It is set in a valley surrounded by open fields, pine forests, and a bird blind. Adjacent to the barn is one of Hollis’s oldest homes built in 1752!
|Full Day (8 hrs.)||Half Day (4 hrs.)||Hourly *|
Spear Room at Maple Hill Farm
The Spear Room is an affordable and functional meeting and classroom space. Located at our Maple Hill Farm it is close to the main trail heads and gardens and has access to a kitchen and rest rooms. (Total 30 people).
|Full Day (8 hrs.)||Half Day (4 hrs.)||Hourly *|
A 10 minute walk from our Brown Lane parking lot is all that it takes to feel like you’re in the middle of the wilderness. Two rustic bunkhouses, which sleep a total of 22 people, and a cookhouse with a propane stove are nestled among the tall pines near an active beaver pond. With wood stoves in each of the buildings, the campsite is used year round by scout troops and other organized groups who might want to hone their camping skills. A fire pit and wood are provided. No access to drinking water.
|First night||Each additional night||Hourly Rate*|
|$125||$60||$30 min for fire circle|
Basic Guidelines for all Facilities:
- 50 % deposit to reserve facility and date. Full payment for cabins.
- Full payment due 7 days prior to reserved date.
- $100 refundable security deposit required for check or credit card.
- 50% of full cost will be retained if cancellation is within 7 days of reserved date.
- $15 processing fee for rescheduling within 7 days of reserved date.
- All groups must have a current Certificate of Insurance on file at Beaver Brook’s office.
Beaver Brook is a great alternative for:
- Corporate Leadership Programs
- Off-site seminars and training
- Group Meetings
- Child and Adult classes
- Scouting Activities
- Field trips
- Nature hikes
Popular programs include:
- Forest Forts
- Tree and Plant Identification
- Water Wonders
- Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
- Native American Studies
- Maple Sugaring
- Wild Edibles and More
We also have themed nature walks and nature appreciation hikes. If you can think of it, we should be able to accommodate it! Call us at (603) 465-7787 for more information or to arrange a tour of our facilities. Download and print Beaver Brook’s Facility Reservation Form.
Call the office for information on Wedding Ceremonies at Maple Hill Farm.