“Perhaps you don’t want to miss out on the wonder, joy, curiosity, confidence, and adventure that your child experiences while at forest and nature school, so join them! Children and their parents/caregivers play, learn and grow in nature TOGETHER during the Acorns & Oaks program. This program is ideally suited for children aged 2-5, and offers a wide variety of child-led nature-rich experiences for you and your child.”

  • Parent/caregiver-assisted half-day program for younger children (grandparents, aunts/uncles, nannies/sitters are welcome to attend in place of a parent).
  • Participants must be at least 2 years old and preferably no more than 5 years old by the time the session ends (see dates below, older children are welcome but note that the programming is geared towards the 2-5 year range).
  • Siblings under two or over five* may accompany the registered participant and parent but are the sole responsibility of the parent/caregiver. (*Fees will be charged for siblings over 5).
  • Snacks & lunch are the responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
  • Program runs from 9:00am-1:00pm.
  • Registration required, space for ~12 families per session.
  • $38/day, once a week, number of weeks varies per session.
  • $19/additional program-age child/day.
  • $100 non-refundable deposit is required (per child, per program) at the time of registration. $15 non-refundable registration processing fee is charged per child once per session. Please see Our Policies for all policies.
  • Fees must be paid in full 2 weeks before the session start date.
  • Payment plans & fee reductions are available upon request & when funds are available.
FALL 2022 – SEPTEMBER 6-DECEMBER 19 (14 weeks, closed October 25-28)
  • offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays (fees based on 1 day/week)
  • no programs on Tuesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 27
  • $532 for the session ($266 for each additional child)
  • registration begins ~July 2022
SPRING 2023 – MARCH 6-JUNE 19 (14 weeks, closed April 7-13)
  • offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays (fees based on 1 day/week)
  • no programs on Tuesday, April 11 & Thursday, April 13
  • $532 for the FULL session ($266 for each additional child) OR $266 for an alternate option
  • alternate registration options include: EARLY SPRING – 7 weeks in March & April; LATE SPRING – 7 weeks in May & June; FLEX PASS – 7 weeks, anytime within the session
  • registration begins ~January, 2023


*KFNS programming is “rain or shine”, however we reserve the right to cancel programming in extreme or unsafe weather conditions. Please see our policies for more information.