Ottawa Forest & Nature School is joining Andrew Fleck Children’s Services!
April 12, 2019
AFCS is thrilled to welcome the amazing team of the Ottawa Forest & Nature School to the Andrew Fleck family. This passionate team of educators, who deeply believes in the potential of nature to educate and inspire children and youth, will continue to provide quality community-based and school-based programming in Wesley Clover Park in collaboration with the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada.
Summer Camp Pre-Registration Opens Tuesday, April 16th at Noon
All year round our time in the forest is all about play, and this is especially true for the summer. We start each day with a group gathering, sharing stories and making plans for the day. We then head out for an adventure on the land, exploring the trails, searching for treasure, building forts and soaking in the sunshine. We always take a break indoors in the heat of the afternoon, eating lunch, telling stories, relaxing, before we head back outside to splash in the sprinkler, search for frogs, climb trees, and create clay sculptures.
Each week different themes emerge, depending on the weather, what we discover in the forest, and what interests the children. We make music, paint, build structures, splash in puddles, identify birds, watch grasshoppers, fight pirates. Our days follow a rhythm but the specifics vary depending on what nature offers and how the children feel.
Our days are full of learning while we play, building connections to the land, each other, and ourselves.
Weekly from July 8th-August 23th, 2019 • 9am-4pm each day
Children aged 4-10 • $325/ week
(Registration opens at Noon on April 16th)