This summer break, OMFS will once again be offering our popular Forest Camp program!
Forest camp gives children the opportunity to enjoy summer adventures in the forest, make new friends, challenge themselves and explore the great outdoors.
Children will spend the day exploring, creating, building and using their imaginations to the fullest. We will provide opportunities for outdoor skill development, cooperative games and lots of movement. Our Outdoor Educators will follow the children’s lead, while providing a safe, valuable program which nurtures a child’s desire to be in the outdoors.
OMFS Forest Camp Outdoor Educators will be many of the same skilled educators that facilitate programming throughout the year. All educators have experience working in the outdoors, with children and one or more trained Forest School Practitioners will be part of the staff team each week.
Forest Camp programming may include the following elements: campfire cuisine, fire building, streams and wetland studies, treasure maps and direction, shelter building, wild edibles, nature based crafts, plant identification and so much more. Children will have an opportunity to work towards gaining badges for the skills they gain during their week. As always the children lead the way with their interests and ideas; with play as a core component of the Forest Camp program.
New this year – every Thursday is our cookout lunch! The children will work together to create a lunch over the fire (or camp stove if a fire ban is in place), a great way to put their newly learned skills to use!
The program is available for children ages 4-12.
Summer 2019 Program Dates & Rates
Session 1 – July 9 – 11 (ages 4-8) WAIT LISTED
Session 2 – July 16-18 (ages 4-8) WAIT LISTED
Session 3 – July 23-25 (ages 4-8) 1 space open
Session 4 – August 6-8 (ages 4-8) WAIT LISTED
Session 5 – August 13-15 (ages 6-12) 1 space open
Session 6 – August 20-22 (ages 4-8) WAIT LISTED
All programs run Tuesday – Thursday 9:30am -3:30pm at a rate of $165 per child.
Please note the age range for each week can be flexible if required.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
*Note: the website will be updated once the waiting list begins to note which weeks are wait listed.