Come join us for the wonders of winter – sparkling landscapes, hot drinks by the campfire, tracking animals through the snow, building sculptures & shelters, cozying up in the yurt for crafting, hiking & sledding, and so much more! This will be a short 4-week session for those looking to build weather resilience and enjoy learning to love the cold!

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Please note that we are always in the process of updating our website. For the most up-to-date information concerning our 2023-2024 Program Sessions (including our expression of interest form), head our to Registration page or send an email!

Experience forest school after dark as we watch the sun set and then light up the woods with our lanterns on a short guided hike!

On Saturday, December 9, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm, bring the whole family to enjoy a campfire, paper lantern-making/decorating, and a short guided hike through the woods at Kingston Forest & Nature School.

We had so much fun experiencing forest school after dark last year that we’ve decided to make this an annual way to welcome the early darkness – let’s light up the woods with our lanterns, our voices, and our good cheer!

Join us for an evening of crafting, campfire, song & hike!

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Online Auction Fundraiser plus other ways to Shop & Support!

The 2023 Online Auction for KFNS is a great way to do some holiday shopping while giving back to our local community by supporting access to the quality programs provided by Kingston Forest & Nature School. The auction will run from November 30-December 3, 2023. Join the Facebook Group to learn more & participate in the auction.

Click here for other ways to Shop & Support – we regularly offer ways to make purchases elsewhere in support of our programs (affiliate links & ongoing fundraisers), plus occasional limited time fundraisers, group buys, and discounts for our community. Thanks for helping us to break down barriers to the nature!

Our Philosophy

In each of our programs, we strive to play, learn, and grow, and to build relationships to the land, each other, and ourselves through meaningful learning opportunities in a natural environment. Our team of dedicated and enthusiastic facilitators loves to learn alongside your child while they explore their curiosities and wonder at the ever-changing environment. We ask guiding questions that help to deepen a child’s curiosity and encourage opportunities to build confidence, resilience, and self-regulation. We do this through a child-led and play-based approach, and we follow an inquiry- or interest-based emergent curriculum (we dig deeper when and where there is interest with no predetermined “plan”).
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