Run Wild After School
We know kids are bursting with pent-up energy after a full day of school. That’s why we make each week a fast-paced adventure in nature! We play games that leave us breathless and giggling, wander through the forest to discover hidden mysteries, and learn new skills like fire-building. By ‘running wild’ and choosing their own adventures, participants form lasting friendships, build physical health, and connect with nature.
Program content highlights:
- Games and adventures
- Teamwork exercises
- Learning new skills such as friction by fire, carving, and wildlife tracking
Pine is one of the best after school programs I have found to offer a counter balance to our overstimulated digital lives. Having free play time with unstructured supervision is the closest thing I have come across to recreate the freedom from my own childhood in the pre-digital era.— Parent of a Pine Participant
2023/24 Season Details:
This is a year round program with 29 sessions. Sessions occur on a weekly basis between:
Fall season: October 2 - December 8, 2023
Winter season: January 8 - March 1, 2024
Spring season: March 25 - June 7, 2024
Participants register for one session per week based on age (see session options below).
You can check if spots are available at any time by heading over to our registration site (click "Register" below). If a program is full, we encourage you to sign up to waitlists! We typically see some turnover throughout the year and we’d love to let you know if a spot opens up.
WEST END: King’s Mill Park / Etienne Brule Park
EAST END: Stan Wadlow Park
A payment plan is available. Bursaries are available through our Bursary Fund.
Registration for our 2023/24 Outdoor School programs will be opening on Wednesday, May 17th at 12:00pm (noon)!
*We follow an application to register process – families apply to register a participant and then will be contacted if we have any additional follow-up questions.
*Please note: We offer pre-registration to returning participants before this public registration date. Therefore, we’re not able guarantee program availability at open registration. However, we encourage you to sign up to waitlists! We typically see some turnover throughout the year and we’d love to let you know if a spot opens up.
*If you anticipate a disability creating a barrier to completing our online registration process, please contact our office prior to the registration date.
Click here for registration policies.