We know there’s a lot going on during the week. That’s why we offer kids the chance to adventure out on weekends! Once a month, we explore forgotten areas of the forest, sing songs by the fire, play games that use all our senses, and more. By spending time outside over three seasons, kids learn how to creatively solve problems, find confidence in their unique skills, and build deep connections to nature and community.
- About a range of plants and animals that share our environment
- About edible and medicinal plant uses
- How to identify and manage risk
- Survival skills like fire-building, carving, and shelter-building
2023/24 Season Details:
This is a year round program with 9 sessions. Sessions occur on a monthly basis and run on the following dates (Sat/Sun):
Weekend Wanderers EAST END (Stan Wadlow) Dates:
October 14-15, November 11-12, December 2-3, January 13-14, February 3-4, March 2-3, April 13-14, May 4-5, June 1-2
Weekend Wanderers WEST END (King's Mill) Dates:
October 21-22, November 18-19, December 9-10, January 20-21, February 10-11, March 23-24, April 27-28, May 11-12, June 8-9
Participants typically register for one session per month (see session options below). We ask that Coyote Pups (ages 4-6) only register for one session (morning or afternoon).
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.
Coyote Pups: Age 4-6, EAST END: Stan Wadlow Park OR WEST END: King's Mill Park
Fiery Foxes: Age 7-9, EAST END: Stan Wadlow Park OR WEST END: King's Mill Park
Raccoons: Age 10-13, EAST END: Stan Wadlow Park OR WEST END: King's Mill Park
New this year we’re offering a Weekend Wanderers: Raccoons group for girls, open to anyone who feels like they’d thrive in this setting! The group will take place monthly on Sundays for those ages 10-13 in the East end.
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.