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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority > Scanlon School

​​Five children sitting and lying outdoors in the grass with ipads ready to learn

"Pop Up" Scanlon School

Just because school is out doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Our team of Ontario Certified Teachers (OCT), Forest School Practitioners and Outdoor Education Specialists are geared up to provide a positive learning experience for students during temporary school closures.

Students will explore the forests, meadows and wetlands at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area as they learn through our hands-on curriculum-linked outdoor education activities.


  • Ages 4 - 12​
  • Drop Off 8:20 am- 8:30 am
  • Program 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Pick up: 3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
  • No extended care available. Space is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment. Full refund for any dates not resulting in a school closure.


$55 per day (no HST) per child

Registration for the week of November 7-11 is closed. Check back again soon for new dates. To be added to our waiting list, please contact Kathy Hillis at 905-895-1281 Ext. 222 or email education@LSRCA.on.ca


Follow your curiosities! Student interests will lead the way for our daily activities.​ Some activity highlights include:

  • Participate in outdoor education programs including orienteering, wildlife tracking, shelter building and more.
  • Have fun and make new friends through a variety of outdoor games and various nature-based activities.
  • There are also games, books, crafts, worksheets and animal artifacts for you to explore during down time (and during extreme weather!) in the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre.

Additional Information

  • Spaces are limited and registration is on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Registrations for days on which schools are re-opened will be eligible for a full refund