450 Avenue Rd.
Shade’s Mills Nature Centre
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$85 – $120
A 6 week immersive nature program focused on outdoor learning, play and place making. The program is perfect for home-schooled children or families who wish to provide their children with an opportunity to build a connection to local landscape and community outside of the classroom. The program is for children ages 6 - 12.
Join other home schoolers in nature discovery at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area. Utilizing a nature play inspired approach Forest Fridays support children in experiential learning. Through observing nature, making art, following their curiosity, children will learn from each other as well as the guide. Activities include Outdoor Safety, Games, Crafts, Animal Tracking, Fire making, Storytelling, Music and Drama, Nature Awareness, Wilderness Living Skills, Leadership and Team-work. 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 6 week program is offered every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The first session is March 22, March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3 and May 10. The second session is May 17, May 24, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28. The Home School Program costs $85 per child for those with a Grand River Parks membership, or $120 per child for non-members. (The non-member price includes park entrance fees on program days). Online registration closes a week before the first day of each session. For registration options after that date please email ShadesMillsNC@grandriver.ca
To learn more about the Grand River Parks membership program:https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Park-memberships.aspx