Registration for Summer Forest Camp 2021 opened on Monday, February 15th, 2021 – all spaces are now filled.
This summer break, OMFS will once again be offering the 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.
In past years, every Thursday (weather dependent) was 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! For 2021, this will occur only if deemed safe to do so by the health unit.
Any required Covid health and safety protocols will be incorporated into this summer’s programming as per direction from the health unit. Each session will be divided into two groups of 10-12 children with 2 educators per group.
The program is available for children ages 4-12.
Summer 2021 Program Dates & Rates
Session 1: July 6-8 – FULL
Session 2: July 13-15 – FULL
Session 3: August 10-12 – FULL
Session 4: August 17-19- FULL
All sessions run Tuesday – Thursday from 9:30am – 3:30pm
The cost per session is $185, this fee will be payable following the confirmation of your child’s space and is fully refundable IF the program must be cancelled due to Covid-19. Please refer to the Parent Handbook for the refund policy for all other cancellations.
OMFS will have a few 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.
If you would like to join the waiting list for Summer Forest Camp, please do so here.