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A Place to Discover, Connect and Grow!


Forest School is a long-term nature connection process that centres the child-at-play in a natural setting. Sessions take place on a regular and repeating basis, in the same outdoor space, over an extended period of time. Forest School focuses on small child-to-adult ratios, using loose, natural materials to support children in developing a reciprocal relationship with their outdoor space.

Our Forest School sessions are the heart of the Forest School experience. Running during the spring and fall, these sessions normalize being outdoors during the colder months. Our summer camps run on a weekly basis, with children attending Monday to Friday. They're a great way to connect, discover, and grow in a short period of time.


We offer programs for children aged 3-14. During the spring and fall sessions, each age group attends on a different day of the week and weekly summer camps are offered by age group. There is overlap in the age groups to allow parents/guardians to place their child in the program that best suits their needs, expectations and experience.

We are in Mi'kma'ki

The Truro Forest School operates in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq. We believe a holistic connection with nature must include a strong relationship with local Indigenous communities because we cannot do Forest School without including the voices of those who have been here, learning and teaching on the Land, since time immemorial.

Our programs aim to incorporate Mi'kmaw ways of knowing as well as learner experiences facilitated by Mi'kmaw leaders.

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Welcome to the Truro Forest School!

I’m on a mission to help kids build a relationship with the natural world and I’m super excited to have you along for the adventure.


"A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement"

Rachel Carson

What people are saying..

“Those lucky kids. Can you imagine when you were a kid being allowed to run around the woods with other kids in a safe, controlled setting with freedom to play and explore?”


Don Cameron, Registered Forester

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