january, 2020

This is a repeating event

07jan9:00 AM4:00 PMGROWE Outdoor School9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Community:OtherEducation:Other

Event Details

Enrol now in the Winter semester of GROWE outdoor school.   

For more info email:  [email protected]

Registration and Payment DUE by Tuesday, January 7th 2020.

Spaces are limited!

Must be 3 years old as of September 2019.

First Semester will start Wednesday, January 15th and end on Wednesday, March 11th .

We live in an information rich and connection poor society. Children are consuming information without generating curiosity for learning and connections to themselves, community and nature. The current school system is concentrating on subject curriculum and not attribute curriculum. Outdoor knowledge was once an important part of our everyday living, but has now been misplaced through the generations from lack of education and nature connection. There is a need in our community to add nature connection opportunities to the children’s lives of today. It takes a village to raise a child.

Starting this fall GROWE will be offering nature immersion, attribute curriculum children’s programs. The programs will encompass a wide assortment of experiential and inquiry play-based learning. I am encouraging families to enrol their children in our outdoor nature based school days that will get your wild ones outside, active as well as generate their curiosity and connection to nature. By offering forest school outdoor educational programming, we are encouraging children and their families to get outside and learn what nature has to offer. 


3-6 year old (3 years old as of September 2019)

Wednesdays 8:30am – 4:00pm

1:6 leader to child ratio

Children in Acorns level Outdoor School are given the opportunity to interact with nature through creative free-play, campfires, sit spots, nature stories and songs, den building, nature-inspired crafts, gardening, and the introductory of identifying flora and fauna. Our focus will foster inquisitive minds in hopes to continue their learning beyond the outdoor classroom. Studies show that if children of this age are outside for long periods during all weather they will have a high level of agility, self-sufficiency, self confidence, common sense, compassion and reverence.


(Tuesday) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

1 Bethel Road, Paris, ON Canada