Forest School

Forest school at Kids Inc is a wonderful way to enhance your child’s education.  No matter if you are a home school family looking for a few fun days in a more structured setting, or a traditional school family who is looking for a couple of days that include plenty of hands on learning and fresh air….we have got you covered!

Who is this program for?

Kids Inc Forest School is going to have 2 age groups and will focus on children in JK and SK – 1 day per week and Grades 1, 2 and 3 – 2 days per week in the fall of 2022. 

Forest School provides a smaller ratio of care, a supportive environment with lots of hands on learning opportunities that every student will enjoy, and boundless opportunities for action and adventure.

Fun in the garden, mud kitchen, pond, forest, and playground are learning opportunities waiting to happen.  Kids are excited to learn when the classroom is specially provided by Mother Nature herself!

What is this program about?

More specific information will be added to this page very soon!  

If this program sounds interesting to you please email us to tell us you are interested at registration@kidsinc.ca with the subject – FOREST SCHOOL!  

Thank you.  

where is the program located?

We are located out in the beautiful country side in Erin ON. We are on 30 private acres. Our facility was built with children in mind. 

The camp facility will host Forest School and the location is 5567 4th Line in the Town of Erin. Please note that this is a private property and is not open to the public for tours. We take privacy, security and safety very seriously. Please do not enter the property during non-program times. 

REGISTERED FAMILIES ONLY – If you are ever entering the facility during program times please be sure to always drive slowly and email or call us prior to your arrival so that we can come and meet you in the parking lot.

 

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Our Vision

The vision for the Kids Inc Camp Forest School Program is to bring all of the ideas, activities, programs, attitudes, staff atmospheres, and camp traditions of a typical overnight camp experience to school with us!  Of course we will exchange some of our recreational activity periods for learning adventures – but – a lot of what we love about camp will be at Forest School with us each day.  We have been saying it for years at the end of every summer – “don’t you wish camp could last all year?” and the answer from our campers has always been YES!!!!!  Now the world has caught up with our thinking and Forest Schools are growing and spreading a love for learning in the outdoors far and wide.  Join us as we here at Kids Inc explore the potential of how much fun we can have while learning in this beautiful 30 acre facility.  

Camp Director – Mary-Kay Amos has spent her time over the past two years working to prepare for the addition of Forest School here at Kids Inc.  She is an Educational Assistant with the Upper Grand District School Board, and Halton District School Board who is currently completing her Early Childhood Education Diploma Program with Algonquin College.  She has also taken her Forest School Director Certification with the Forest School Institute.

registration@kidsinc.ca for more information.

Forest School GEAR!

Participants will need to come ready for the weather and so we suggest that each child who is registered at forest school have their own bin of supplies here at the facility.  Here is a full list of what we suggest:

-Water Proof Boots – Hiking Sox (2 to 3 pairs) – Mud Pants

-Rain Jacket -Winter Jacket – An extra change of Clothes

-Long Johns – Mitts and Gloves (at least 2 pair) – Hats (at least 2)

-Sun Hat – Sun Glasses – Bug Protection (if you choose) – Sun Protection (if you choose)

Please note that we will have extra on hand and we also have a fund in place to help you to stock up with these items if you are in need.  Contact us for more info.

Early registration is recommended!