Centering children, play and curiosity through unhurried time on the land.
Our summer program is a weekly day camp (9am-3pm) that runs at the Farm and Forest School, for children ages 4 to 10 years old, and 8 to 12 years old.
Each day follows the children’s play and curiosity, and includes a hike out, play on the land, and an opening and closing circle. Days may include building swings, slacklines and obstacle courses, gardening, painting murals, visiting the Ottawa river and all kinds of outdoor imaginative play in all weather, rain or shine.
Click here to see our 2022 dates and rates!
After registration families will receive a confirmation email that shares what to pack, from back-up gear to bigger than usual lunches. We work up an appetite playing outside! We’re looking forward to playing on the land together.
Summer 2022 will offer two Pay What You Can Saturday Drop-In programs. Dates will be shared in June.
Pay what you can. Suggested donation $20.
Winter, Spring and Fall 2022 Programs
Our Winter 2022 program is full. Occasionally spaces open up during the season, please sign up for the 2022 Waitlist if you are interested in one of those spaces.
A Farm and Forest School program open to children ages 2.5-4 years or 3-5 years and independently toileting. A half day program that runs from 9am-12pm once a week with a 5:1 ratio and two educators. Children enrolled in the Owl program have the option of holding their space into the next season.
A Farm and Forest School program open to ages 8-12. A full-day program that runs once a week from 9am-3pm. Days will be rich in connection, social skills, movement, building, group projects and deep imaginative play. Children enrolled in the Wolf Program have the option of holding their space into the next season.
Urban Wild Spaces Family Program
A 6-week 2.5hr (9:30-12pm) Nearby Nature session for children and their grown-ups.
Families will gather and hike out together to explore, play, wander and connect. Storytime will gather us together for snack before we hike back.
Children of all ages are welcome (grown-ups of all ages too!) $30/day.
A Farm and Forest School program open to ages 4-10 years. A full-day program that runs from 9am-3pm with a 8:1 ratio, and two educators. Children are welcome to enroll for 1-2 days each week. Enrolled children have the option of holding their space into the next season.
Offered both onsite at Out to Play Farm and Forest School and in Nearby Nature locations. Customized low ratio or 1:1 programs are priced according to how many staff are needed. Please email with some information about your child and we’ll take it from there.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to explore, gather for story, and hike out to play. This program is open to the public and pay-what-you-can. Advance registration and an online screening is required. Please take a look at our Parent Handbook to learn more about our approach to play and learning on the land.