Program Availability and Daily Rates

Fall dates for open Drop-Ins – No Registration Required

Monday September 30th – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Monday October 7th – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Suggested donation is $10.00 (cash) per family. The program takes place rain or shine!

Fall dates for registered Drop-ins – Registration Required

Since we’ve already receive overwhelming interest in the Fall drop-in programs, we decided that the most equitable way to offer the spaces would be through a lottery;  the registration lottery for the Fall drop-in programs of the Ottawa Forest & Nature School will be opened for two days August 27th and 28th. We will randomly assign the spaces from all of the families that entered their name in the lottery.  We will send confirmation of registration by September 20th, 2019.

Two 4 week sessions will be offered for the drop-ins. The cost per session is $40/family and is non-refundable.  The program takes place rain or shine!

SESSION ONE – PARENT & CHILD

Monday October 21, 2019           9:30 – 11:30

Monday October 28, 2019           9:30 – 11:30

Monday November 4, 2019         9:30 – 11:30

Monday November 11, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

SESSION TWO – PARENT & CHILD

Monday November 18, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

Monday November 25, 2019       9:30 – 11:30

Monday December 2, 2019          9:30 – 11:30

Monday December 9, 2019          9:30 – 11:30

Lottery link: https://form.jotform.com/92195723115254

The lottery will be open all day on August 27th and 28th with confirmation of registration by September 20th.

 

The EarlyON program will host outdoor nature drop-ins scheduled for the following dates/locations – no registration required.

RUSSELL BOYD PARK – 1735 St. Bernard Street
Thursday September 26, 2019            9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday October 10, 2019          9:30 – 11:00 am

BALENA PARK – 1640 Devon Avenue
Thursday September 19, 2019       9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday October 3, 2019       9:30 – 11:00 am

 


How to Apply – a lottery approach

Thank you for your patience and we are ecstatic so many children are interested in spending time in the forest.

For 2019 we maintained the Child and Nature Alliance’s tradition and past practice of giving priority to currently enrolled families, this results in a very limited number of spaces being available for open registration; we will likely continue this approach in the future.

To equitably offer the remaining spaces, we open registration for two days and then randomly assign the available spaces from all of the families that chose that option.

The dates for public registration are promoted in advance through social media:

  • Fall registration is occurs around the middle of July
  • Winter registration middle of October
  • Summer camp registration after March Break

2019 FALL Schedule
September 9th to December 20th 2019

Program Age Day Hours Weeks Price
Preschool 2.5 to 4 year old Wednesday 9 AM to 12 PM 15 $400
Preschool 2.5 to 4 year old Fridays 9 AM to 12 PM 13 $350
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Mondays 9 AM to 3 PM 14 $750
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Tuesdays 9 AM to 3 PM 15 $800
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Wednesdays 9 AM to 3 PM 15 $800
Full Day 4 to 8 year old Thursdays 9 AM to 3 PM 15 $800
Full Day 4 to 12 year old Fridays 9 AM to 3 PM 15 $800
Full Day 8 to 12 year old Thursdays 9 AM to 3 PM 15 $800

 

Same fees as last year
The price includes the registration fee, which is $50 per full day or $25 per half day; an administration fee of $50 for a full registration and $25 for a half day registration is also included in these overall fees

Please note that costs also depend on the number of weeks in a semester.

Drop-in opportunities (open and registered) will be promoted on social media.