“Deepen your child’s connection to the earth through this weekly skills-based forest and nature school program. Your child will not only play, learn, grow, explore, and notice the weekly changes in nature around them, they will also spend a large portion of the day engaged in the development of “hard skills” like fire-tending, cooking over the fire, shelter building, tracking, map & compass use, and tool use. Through hands-on experiences driven by their own curiosity & interests, and the needs of the KFNS community, they will learn about the fruits of labour, the power of perseverance, the land & animals around us, themselves, and each other. There will be a strong focus on safety and sustainability, with skills and tools being introduced based on season and interest. This program is ideally suited for children aged 8-13 (preferably having already participated in our Seedlings Program) and will offer a wide variety of adult-guided skill-building opportunities balanced with child-led nature-rich experiences to your child.”

  • Full-day drop-off program for older school-age children.
  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and no more than 13 years old by the time the session ends (see dates below).
  • Snacks & lunch are the responsibility of the parent.
  • Program runs from 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • Registration required, space for 16 participants per program day.
  • $65/day, once a week, number of weeks varies per session.
  • Fee includes loan of individual set of tools, and may include the purchase of pocket field guides & personalized mug.
  • $100 non-refundable deposit is required upon successful registration (within 48 hours of receipt of your confirmation email).
  • Fees must be paid in full 2 weeks before the session start date (3 weeks for the Winter session).
FALL 2021 – SEPTEMBER 27-DECEMBER 10 (11 weeks)
  • offered on Wednesdays
  • $715 for the session
  • registration begins August 1st, 2021
WINTER 2022 – JANUARY 3-MARCH 25 (12 weeks)
  • offered on Wednesdays
  • $780 for the session
  • registration begins ~November 15th, 2021
SPRING 2022 – APRIL 4-JUNE 24 (12 weeks)
  • offered on Wednesdays
  • $780 for the session
  • registration begins ~February 15th, 2022

 

*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.

*KFNS does not run programming on bank holidays (Thanksgiving, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day), during the two-week school break between December & January (December 18-January 2), or during a one week break between the Winter & Spring Sessions (March 28-April 1, 2021).