“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.
  • $70/day, once a week, number of weeks varies per session.
  • Fee includes loan of tools, and may include the purchase of any or all of the following: pocket field guides, practice ropes, personalized mug, pocket-sized bellows, etc.
  • $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 Wednesdays
  • no program on Wednesday, October 26
  • $980 for the session
  • registration begins ~July 2022
SPRING 2023 – MARCH 6-JUNE 19 (14 weeks, closed April 7-13)
  • offered on Wednesdays
  • no program on Wednesday, April 12
  • $980 for the session
  • registration begins ~January 2023
*NEW* SUMMER 2023 – AUGUST 14-18 and August 21-25 (2  separate weeks, 5 days/week)
  • offered on Monday-Friday
  • can register for one or both weeks
  • $350 for the week / $700 for both weeks
  • registration begins ~February 2023
  • *Note: Participants must be at least 8 years old and no more than 13 years old by the time the session ends

*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.