"Time in Nature is not leisure time; it is an essential investment in our children's health"

- Richard Louv

  

2020 PA Forest DAY Programs

for Children ages 4 to 7 years.

January 31st and February 17th, 2020

Preregister your child/ Limited space: 8 children

 

9:30 am until 3:30 pm

Fees: $40 per child per day

$30 per day for 2 or more siblings

2020 March Break Forest Program

Pre-register for one or all 3 days: Limit 8 children.

Tuesday March 17th, Wednesday March 18th, Thursday March 19th.

9:30 am until 3:30 pm

Fees: $40 per child per day

$30 per day for 2 or more siblings.

 

*Contact Laurie to schedule a private group day program for 5 or more participants of all ages. *

Dress for the weather. Pack extra warm clothes for a 6 hour day program. 

Expect your children to be outdoors for at least 5 hours.

Bring a sugar free, garbage free lunch/ 2 snacks and water bottle.

Bring an apple for roasting on the fire.

Sensory Awareness and Restorative Communication Practices

  • Learn through quiet observation practices: Solo Sit Spots and Group Sit Spots

  • Inquiry...the art of questioning

  • Council Circle/ Knowledge and Appreciation Sharing

  •  Story of the Day around the fire

  •  Sensory Awareness activities

  • Silent Movement and Observation.

  • Forest Adventures...foraging, seeking, finding, wandering, climbing, exploring and freedom to roam.

  • Ethics & Role modelling Earth Stewardship

  • Community - creating a nature connected community. 

  • Restorative communication practices (Knowledge Sharing and Gratitude)

  • Good old fashion fun outdoors for 5-6 hours. 

  • Offering cozy refuge beside the wood stove on the colder days

Begin and end the day program with gratitude, respect and appreciation sharing, knowledge sharing circles, restorative communication practices/passing the talking piece, foraging, freedom to wander, solo-sit-spots, group-sit-spots, sensory awareness activities, cardinal direction orientation, gardens and permaculture discussions, organic art activities, climbing trees, storytelling, creating a collaborative story of the day where everyone becomes the storyteller.

 

  

Restorative Practices

We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

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