Wanakita is proud to announce a new program in 2020

for our local community! 

What is Forest School?

The concept is simple: regular and repeated access to the same natural space through play-based, inquiry-led, and experiential learning in the outdoors. The outcome? Children who are more resilient, understand how to problem solve, and have improved physical and mental health. Evidence based research shows heightened development in all areas: social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and academic. And it doesn’t stop there. By returning to a natural place and developing a sense of connection, children experience the process of change in the natural world around them, which feeds into an understanding of their place in nature, and fosters a sense of stewardship for the environment.

The Program

Situated on a 1000 acre site on the shores of Koshlong Lake, children will have the opportunity to play and explore our many wetlands, streams, and forested areas! The program is inquiry-based, which means we take the children’s lead on what they want to learn about.  Interests, exploration, discovery and curiosity drive the day to day content of the program.  We will spend the majority of our time outdoors, hiking the trails, playing in the woods, learning and developing new skills. Animal tracking, plant and tree identification, shelter building, ecology, fire building, outdoor cooking, nature games, story telling, reading, writing, outdoor math, crafts and drama are some of the activities we may land on, any given day. For more information, contact Sarah Bell at sarah.bell@ymcahbb.ca or 1800-387-5081 ex2245

Program Handbook - coming soon!

Sessions

March Break 2020: Monday to Saturday program. Saturday is a half day, and families of registered campers are welcome to attend free of charge.

P.D. Days: Friday May 1 & Friday June 5, 2020. Registation opening soon.

Fall 2020: 7-week program, 1-2 days a week. Full details to be announced.

Spring 2021: 7-week program, 1-2 days a week. Full details to be announced.
 

Session Dates

Rates

Ages Times
March Break March 16-21, 2020 $275 6-12 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
P.D. Days May 1, 2020
June 5, 2020
$50/day 6-12 9:00a am - 4:30 pm
Fall 2020 Details to be announced      

Spring 2021

Details to be announced      

 

To register online click here
To register with a paper form click here


Last Updated: February 11, 2020