OMFS offers a variety of program options to suit your family’s hopes for forest school programming!
Our Forest Explorers program is designed for children ages 4-8. These young friends, play, explore, and connect with nature and their peers during a full day outside (shifted to a half-day for Winter 2021 due to Covid19). Children must be at least kindergarten age to enter the program. For more details, please click here.
The Forest Adventurers program is suitable for children ages 4-10. These adventurous friends should be comfortable being outside for a full day, using the indoor space for lunch in the winter months, and must be 4 years or older with a good amount of independence at the start of the program. For more details, please click here.
The Forest Wanderers half or full-day program (full day only for kindergarten age and up) is designed for children aged 3-5, who are toilet trained and eager to explore the outdoors with our educators. Our Forest Wanderers gain much independence and comfort in the forest as they take part in this once weekly program. For more details, please click here.
Forest Trekkers is a full-day program is suitable for children ages 6-12 who are eager adventurers and comfortable both in the outdoors and with a full day of programming. Our entire day is spent in the forest, with the indoor space available for lunch in the winter months and during significant inclement weather in the other seasons. For more details, please click here.
Our parent & tot program is most beneficial for children ages 2-4, though some slightly younger and older participants have enjoyed and thrived participating as well. Parents and children explore together, while our educators take part in carving out a wonderful, child directed environment. Our Forest Friday program takes place in pre-registered sessions on Friday mornings, however, drop in is generally available weekly! For more details, please click here.
To register for one of the above programs, please visit our Registration page for dates and registration forms.
Part of our mission at Oro-Medonte Forest School is to provide a program that is accessible to children in our community. We recognize that financial assistance is an important element to ensure that this forest school program reaches as many children as possible, in Oro-Medonte and surrounding areas.
Our organization provides a limited number of subsidized spaces to families in need of financial assistance. If you would like information on this subsidy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application.
If you are a family that sees the importance of accessibility and would like to offer a donation to our subsidy program, please get in touch with us. We are grateful for any donations to allow for this program to reach as many children as possible.