450 Avenue Rd.
Shade’s Mills Park
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A 5 week immersive nature program designed for home schooled children ages 6 to 12.
Join with other home schoolers to enjoy adventures at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area, learning about survival skills, observing nature, making art, and each other’s’ company. Activities will include Outdoor Safety, Games, Crafts, Animal Tracking, Fire making, Storytelling, Music and Drama, Nature Awareness, Wilderness Living, Leadership and Team-work. We strive to nurture a sense of wonder, character and a deep respect for nature through wilderness living skills, naturalist studies, awareness, play, exploration and direct experiences of the outdoors.
This program takes place entirely outdoors exploring the fields and forests of Shade’s' Mills. Our classroom is the earth, the trees, the rivers and the fields. We lead by the explorer’s natural curiosity and expand on the interest. We meet outside and stay outside, rain or shine, hot or cold, becoming aware of what we need to wear and prepare for to be outdoors and enjoy our experiences.
This 5 week program is offered every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting October 5 and ending on November 9. Note that there is no program on October 26. The Home School Program costs $65 per child for those with a Grand River Parks membership, or $90 per child for non-members. (The non-member price includes park entrance fees on program days). Register here before October 5. After October 5, please call 519-623-5573 for registration, as online registration will no longer be available.