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Frequently Asked Questions

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What does a typical forest school day look like? What will my child be doing?

Forest School days are never the same! Our programs are guided by children's' interests, their age, the weather, the seasons, and the location.

Some typical Forest School activities include:

  • Sharing circles

  • Story telling

  • Songs and music

  • Nature journaling

  • Arts and crafts

  • Knot tying

  • Sit spots/quiet time

  • Mud kitchens

  • Orienteering

  • Minibeast hunts

  • Whittling

  • Shelter building

  • Basic first aid

  • Bird watching

  • Flora and fauna identification

  • Soil studies

  • Wildflower and mushroom hunts

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Free play

  • And much more!
     

What do I need to pack in my child's day bag?

- lunch and snacks

- water

- weather appropriate clothing (hats, gloves, rain gear, etc)

- extra dry clothes

- sunscreen, bug spray

 

Where will my child go to the bathroom?

Program participants use the bathroom on the forest floor in a private area. Waste is buried and toilet paper/wipes are place in the garbage.

What is your approach to safety?

Safety is our #1 priority. All staff hold valid first aid/CPR certification, undergo a vulnerable sector check, and have prior experience working with children. We choose our locations based on their proximity to emergency services and each site undergoes a risk benefit assessment prior to each program.

What about bad weather?

We don’t operate in extreme weather conditions (extreme heat, high winds, thunderstorms) and if schools are cancelled, so are our sessions.

What happens if sessions are cancelled or I need to cancel?

If sessions are cancelled due to weather, we will do our best to accommodate a make-up session. If your child needs to miss a session, please reach out to us.

Won't my child fall behind in school if they miss one day a week to attend Forest School?

One of the benefits of Forest School is that it promotes learning! Studies show that children who spend more time outdoors are better equip when they return to their regular endeavours. Participant experiences from other Forest School programs show that forest school is complementary to both conventional learning and homeschooling.

 

How do I make a payment?

Payments can be made online when you register or you can send an e-transfer.

Have questions? We'd love to hear from you!

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