Our facility will be closed today, Saturday, March 25th, due to the winter storm.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.
Please do exercise caution in these snowy conditions as we can’t guarantee the state of our parking lots and hiking trails.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

OAKS After-School Program

OAKS (Outdoor Action Kids in STEAM) Program


Please contact our School Program Coordinator at to add your child’s name to the waitlist.

ALNC’s OAKS After-School Program is for students at Nuestro Mundo and Henderson Elementary School. The program runs Monday through Friday until 5:30 PM, and accommodates mid-day and early release days. Transportation to ALNC is provided at school dismissal; families pick their children up at ALNC. For the 2023-2024 school year, OAKS will start on Monday, September 11th, with the last day being June 2nd, 2024.


Pro-rated tuition, limited tuition assistance, and payment plans are available. Wisconsin Shares are accepted.



The enrollment process is for one school year. Current families (including siblings) are given priority for enrolling the following year.

Returning families? Login to the BRIGHTWHEEL APP to access your program registration.

NEW families? Enter the OAKS After-School Program lottery beginning May 1, 2023. A link will be posted on this page where you will be prompted to enter your child’s information. This does not guarantee your child a spot, but rather puts their name into the ALNC OAKS lottery system. There is no fee to enter the lottery. Please note that the lottery is NOT first-come, first-served — no need to refresh your browser at midnight! Families have TWO WEEKS to enter the lottery, after which names will be pulled to create equitable opportunity for families. In an effort to be inclusive of our diverse community of varied backgrounds, ALNC reserves the right to hold space for families who have historically been underserved and underrepresented.

    • The lottery closes on May 15th. ALNC’s School Program Coordinator will notify you of your student’s placement on May 19, 2023. You will receive an email with either an enrollment offering or notification of waitlist placement. You have 48 hours to choose to accept or decline the spot for your child.
    • Wait for placement notification. Complete the enrollment process, or join the waitlist.
    • ALNC’s School Program Coordinator will send you a link to complete the enrollment process, where you will be asked to provide more detailed information about your child and pay a $50 non-refundable deposit. If you did not receive a spot, you will be invited to add your name to the waitlist for no fee, where you will be notified if a spot becomes available.
    • There is no OAKS programming in the summer. See our summer camps for more information about how your child can stay connected to ALNC during the summer.



Click the buttons to register by school below.


Contact with questions and for more information.


Already registered? Login to access your program registration


Students should bring:

  • Backpack.
  • Refillable water bottle. Drinking fountains will not be used for sanitary reasons, but places to fill water bottles will be available.
  • Comfortable shoes that can get wet.
  • Full change of clothes, including layers for all weather and a raincoat as needed.
  • Please label each item clearly with your child’s name.

Students should avoid bringing:

  • Any small trinkets, toys, etc.
  • Anything else easily lost or meant to be shared (pokemon cards, legos, etc).

Registration Policy

Pre-registration is required as there are a limited number of spots available. If you have a question about bringing a sibling to the program, please send us an email. If you are registered and will not be attending, please call to inform us of your child’s absence. For questions, please contact or to register by phone, call (608) 221-0404 x 1.

Cancellation Policy

Please notify ALNC of any cancellations at least 14 days prior to the start of a program.
If informed at least 30 days before, ALNC will issue a refund to the original payment method for the paid cost of the program minus a 15% administrative fee OR issue a credit to a loyalty account* for the paid cost of the program minus a 15% administrative fee OR move your registration to a different program of equal value. If informed less than 30 days, but at least 14 days before, ALNC will issue a credit to a loyalty account* for the paid cost of the program minus a 15% administrative fee OR move your registration to a different program of equal value.

Any non-attendance or cancellations within 14 days of the start of a program will result in a charge of the FULL class fee – there are no refunds for missed programs.

If ALNC cancels more than one class for any reason, you will be given the following options:

  • A FULL REFUND for canceled classes to the original payment method
  • A CREDIT for canceled classes to a loyalty account*, good for future programming at ALNC
  • A TRANSFER for the cost of canceled classes into a tax-deductible donation to ALNC

If you do not respond with your preference within 14 days of the canceled program, ALNC will issue a credit for the paid cost of the program minus a 15% administrative fee to a loyalty account*.
*The balance in a loyalty account is considered forfeit or abandoned if there are no transactions involving the loyalty account for over 12 months.

Medical Forms

Completed medical information is required for all After-School participants. Medical forms are included during program registration – you may fill them out as you go or log back in to complete. If skipped, you will receive an email reminder from us requesting that you submit information prior to your child’s first program. Please contact the School Program Coordinator at with any questions or concerns.

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