Summer Forest Camp
This summer break, OMFS will once again be offering the ever 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. The summer camp leaders will provide opportunities for outdoor skill development, cooperative games, and lots of movement. Camp leaders will follow the children’s lead while providing a safe, valuable program that nurtures a child’s desire to be in the outdoors.
OMFS Forest camp leaders 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 specific outdoor skill development, always a favourite amongst campers. As always the children lead the way with their interests and ideas; with play as a core component of the Forest Camp program.
Typically, weather dependent, Thursday is our cookout day! The children will work together to create a meal 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 OMFS Summer Camp is available for children ages 4-12 and is a mixed age program.
Summer 2024 Program Dates & Rates
Session 1: July 2-4 (AGES 4-12) $245
Session 2: July 9-11 (AGES 4-12) $245 FULL
Session 3: August 6-8 (AGES 4-12) $245 FULL
Session 4: August 13-15 (AGES 4-12) $245
All sessions run Tuesday – Thursday from 9:30am – 4:00pm
Camp fees are payable following the confirmation of your child’s space.
Please refer to the Parent Handbook for the full refund policy for all cancellations.
Fees are refundable, minus a $25 administrative fee IF camp must be cancelled from our end.
OMFS will have subsidized spaces this summer. If you are in need of a subsidy please indicate this on your registration form.
Families interested in contributing to the OMFS Summer Forest Camp Subsidy will have an option to round up their fees to donate to this subsidy program.
OMFS Merch will be made available to all registered families once your registration is received. This year we will be offering Tshirts and Buffs.