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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Five children exploring their natural surroundings.

Forest School at Scanlon Creek

Real Life – Real Learning – Real Connections

Every week brings something new as children aged 4 to 10 years old guide daily activities with their interests and curiosities.

Each session is filled with wonder as children explore, build and play in Scanlon Creek’s forests, meadows and wetlands. They experience hands-on and child-directed learning that is unhurried and supported as we explore the natural world together. 

Will we examine animal tracks? Explore the critters in the pond? Investigate insects in the meadow? Each week is a new adventure!

Give your child a new adventure every week with the freedom to explore and learn about the natural world.

Spring Session: COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent provincewide shutdown​, we have adjusted our Spring Session start dates. The session will now run for 3 weeks, beginning May 3. If you have already registered, our education team will be contacting you to discuss this recent​ change. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Spring 2021

​Session 1: May 3 - May 21 (3-week session)

Morning Session - Sold Out

  • Ages 4 – 6 years old
  • 9 am to 11:30 am
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

Afternoon Session (still available)

  • Ages 7 – 1​0 years old
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Price per child: $180 per session​

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Session 2: May 26 - June 18 (4-week session)​

Morning Session:

  • Ages 4 – 6 years old
  • 9 am to 11:30 am
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

Afternoon Session:

  • Ages 7 – 10 years old
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons

Price per child: $220 per session (Forest school will not run on Monday, May 24 due to the Victoria Day holiday).

Session 2 registration will open on April 26.

Additional Information

  • Sessions designed following principles of Forest School
  • Sessions must be booked in advance
  • Morning Session (Ages 4 – 6 years old) - maximum 8 participants; Afternoon Session (Ages 7 – 10 years old) – maximum 12 participants. Public health restrictions will determine the maximum number of participants permitted at the start of Forest School. We apologize for any inconvenience or short notice.
  • Parents must drop off children for the duration of the program. Siblings and parents may no longer attend sessions. To keep participants and staff members safe during COVID-19, increased safety protocols​ will be followed.
  • This program runs rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of extreme weather, program staff will reach out to families in advance with an alternate plan, in consideration of current public health guidelines.
  • There are no refunds for missed sessions due to weather.

Session 1 registration closes April 19 or once maximum registrations received. Session 2 registration closes May 17 or once maximum registrations received. For more information, contact education@LSRCA.on.ca.