Summer & Fall Registration is Open!

Please note that all the full week HRM summer programs are now FULL!

Thank you so much for supporting Wild Child!

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Specialty Programs


PARENT & TOT TUESDAYs – COLE HARBOUR KIWANIS BEACH & PARK

Ages: 3 and under (2+ children – register under one child and send an email to wildchild@sierraclub.ca and let us know the names of the siblings)
Dates: Tuesday
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Cost: $60.00 (4 session) 

***Drop in option is available: cash only ($15.00)***

This program is intended for parents and their children 3 years and under. Families with young siblings (4 – 6yrs. old) are also welcome. Remember to dress for the weather and bring a snack. We will have tea and coffee available. You are also encouraged to bring a blanket or camping chair if you would like to sit on one.


Summer 2022 Program Description

Our summer Forest Camps are run much like our Forest School (see Spring description above), with the exception of being offered only in the summer. Forest Camp is 5 consecutive days at the same location, where as the Forest School is held in session spread out over several weeks. See pictures at the bottom of the page for info on drop-off/pick-up location.

Wednesday Forest Preschool DROP-IN – COLE HARBOUR heritage park

Ages: 3-5 years old (must be toilet trained)
Dates: Wednesday,  July 6th to August 24th (8 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $200 or $30.00 Drop-in


Week 1: Forest Camp- Blue mountian – birch cove wilderness area
**FULL**

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: Monday, July 4th to Friday, July 8th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $285


Week 2: Forest CampBlue mountian – birch cove wilderness area
**FULL**

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $285


Week 3: Forest camp – OWLWOOD (south shore – conquerall mills)
**2 spots available**

Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates: Monday, July 18th to Thursday the 21st (4 session)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $225.00


Week 4: Forest Camp – COLE HARBOUR heritage park
**FULL**

Age: 4-12 years old
Dates: Monday July 25th to Friday July 29th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $285


Week 5: Forest Pups Camp – COLE HARBOUR heritage park
**FULL**

Ages: 3-5 years old
Dates: Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 5th (4 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $180


Week 6 – Forest camp – OWLWOOD (south shore – Conquerall mills)
**5 Spots open**

Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates: Monday, August 8th to August 11th (4 session)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $225.00


Week 7 & 8 will focus on more day trips to different parts of the parks. If your child loves to hike and explore, these are the weeks they want to be in!


Week 7:Forest Exploration CampCOLE HARBOUR heritage park
**FULL**

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: Monday, August 15th to Friday, August 19th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $285


Week 8: Forest Exploration Camp – BLUE MOUNTIAN – BIRCH COVE WILDERNESS AREA
**FULL**

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th (5 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $285


FALL Programs

At Wild Child, we promote independence, confidence, and communication. We promote laughter, joy, and the idea that outside is a place where everyone belongs! We have the privilege of supporting each child’s passion and interests. We will ensure that children trust their bodies, are aware of their own boundaries, and are confident in their environment.
Through repeated outdoor risky-play, we help children appreciate the forest and all it has to offer as a learning environment. Exploring their creativity in a natural environment, while encouraging independence and exploration. Embracing children’s individuality and offering a safe space to be themselves. See pictures at the bottom of the page for info on drop-off/pick-up location.


Monday & Wednesday Forest Preschool – COLE HARBOUR heritage park

Ages: 3-5 years old (must be toilet trained)
Dates: September 12th to October 19th (6 sessions)
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: $200 for one day or $380.00 for both days


Thursday Forest & Nature homeschool – BLUE MOUNTIAN – BIRCH COVE WILDERNESS AREA

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: September 15th to November 3rd (8 sessions)
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Cost: $385.00


saturday Forest & Nature Explorers – COLE HARBOUR heritage park

Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: September 17th to October 22nd (6 sessions)
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Winter Programs

At Wild Child, we promote independence, confidence, and communication. We promote laughter, joy, and the idea that outside is a place where everyone belongs! We have the privilege of supporting each child’s passion and interests. We will ensure that children trust their bodies, are aware of their own boundaries, and are confident in their environment.
Through repeated outdoor risky-play, we help children appreciate the forest and all it has to offer as a learning environment. Exploring their creativity in a natural environment, while encouraging independence and exploration. Embracing children’s individuality and offering a safe space to be themselves. See pictures at the bottom of the page for info on drop-off/pick-up location.


Thursday Forest School for homeschoolers – COLE HARBOUR heritage park

Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates: (6 sessions)
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (the winter sessions are shorter due to colder weather)
Cost: TBD


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Our forest school programs* include both half day and full day options, and accommodate children from 3-14 years old! There’s something for everyone with Wild Child!
PLEASE NOTE: our programs are run following all government-issued COVID-19 guidelines & restrictions.

Please note the primary contact for Nova Scotia programs is: wildchild@sierraclub.ca

*Programs are catered to specific age groups – please carefully read the age descriptions to ensure you are signing your Wild Child up for the best program to meet their needs, then follow the link above to register your Wild One(s). Please note that age group availability is determined based on interest.


PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Bedford Programs – Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area

**the drop-off/pick-up location for Bedford programs is at the end of Colins Rd.**

BMBCL Dropoff


Cole Harbour Programs – Cole Harbour Heritage Park

**the drop-off/pick-up location for Cole Harbour programs is at the parking lot at 263 Bissett Rd.**

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