“Are you seeking community & a nature-based “hub” for your family’s learning? Would you like to take your homeschooling into the great outdoors, with other families, and have access to great resources & tools? Come join us in The Grove! Our *NEW* program, The Grove, is a way for Kingston Forest & Nature School to hold space for your family to move your learning into nature with community. Attend weekly, bi-weekly, or just for half a session, and enjoy a discounted “cooperative” rate if you’re willing to share your skills/host a workshop during the session. This program is ideally suited for homeschooling families with children aged 4-13, and offers the opportunity for a wide variety of child-led nature-rich experiences for you and your child.”

  • *NEW* PILOT PROGRAM – homeschool forest school / family forest & nature school. KFNS is “holding space” for families to move their learning into nature with community.
  • Enjoy occasional workshops run by fellow Grove members & “natural experts” from the community, access to nature-based curricula, and the KFNS collection tools & resources.
  • Parent/caregiver-assisted afternoon program for families with school-age children.
  • A minimum of one participating child per family must be at least 4 years old and no more than 13 years old by December 31, 2021. (In school-age terms, Junior Kindergarten – Grade 8, however registration in a traditional school is not a requirement for participation.)
  • Siblings under 3 may accompany the registered participant(s) and parent/caregiver free of charge but are the sole responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
  • Snacks & lunch are the responsibility of the parent/caregiver.
  • Program runs from 12:00pm-3:00pm.
  • NOTE: this program is not facilitated – there will be 1 staff on-site to assist you.
  • Registration required, space for ~12 families per session.
  • $10-15/child/week (50% off 4th child & beyond)
    • Cooperative or Basic options for pricing (see program description)
    • Cooperative pricing requires that the parent/caregiver offer at least 1 workshop during the session. Please email for workshop parameters.
    • This fee is based on this being a pilot program and may increase in the future to ensure program sustainability.
  • 6 or 12 session days (half-session, bi-weekly and weekly options)
  • $30 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 Winter Session).

 

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FALL 2021 – SEPTEMBER 27-DECEMBER 10 (10 weeks)
  • offered on Thursdays
  • fees per session are as follows:
    • BASIC – full session – $150
    • BASIC – half-session / bi-weekly option – $75
    • COOPERATIVE – full-session – $100
    • COOPERATIVE – half-session / bi-weekly option – $50
    • Note: 10 weeks instead of 12 for the Fall Session, so half & bi-weekly options are 5 weeks
  • registration begins August 1st, 2021
**WINTER 2022 – JANUARY 3-MARCH 25 (12 weeks)
  • offered on Thursdays
  • fees per session are as follows:
    • BASIC – full session – $180
    • BASIC – half-session / bi-weekly option – $90
    • COOPERATIVE – full-session – $120
    • COOPERATIVE – half-session / bi-weekly option – $60
  • registration begins ~November 15th, 2021
**SPRING 2022 – APRIL 4-JUNE 24 (12 weeks)
  • offered on Thursdays
  • fees per session are as follows:
    • BASIC – full session – $180
    • BASIC – half-session / bi-weekly option – $90
    • COOPERATIVE – full-session – $120
    • COOPERATIVE – half-session / bi-weekly option – $60
  • registration begins ~February 15th, 2022

 

**Based on a successful pilot program during the Fall Session.

*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).