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It can be hard to find the time and the space to play freely in wild places, and this is what forest school is all about. Put outdoor time on the calendar!

 Young children are at the perfect age to explore the properties of mud in a mud kitchen or to create balancing games on a log. Getting dirty, climbing rocks, and finding our way safely and happily through the forest is all part of the forest school experience. Forest school is all about observing and supporting children’s interests, and we give children the time and space to make their own discoveries. 


Throughout our programs, children will have many opportunities to experience play-based nature education, create with nature, listen to stories in the forest and learn about the places around them as they change throughout the seasons. Over the course of a year at forest school, children grow in their physical capacity and resilience, social-emotional learning, and connections to the land and to each other. They’ll experience so much that we have created an entire page of forest school learning outcomes below! 


For young children (1.5 - 4 years) and their caregivers, we have play-based classes in which children and their caregiver enjoy spending time with each other and a facilitator in forest and farm environments, learning and playing together.

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3 - 12 YEARS

For children ages 3 - 12 who enjoy being independent from their parents, we have play-based classes that give children the time and space to develop a relationship with each other and the land, in a warm, attachment-friendly environment. Children learn how to solve problems, discover their own resilience, and delight in the ways that the environment changes around them throughout the year. During the summer months, Fresh Air Learning also offers play-based nature camps for children ages 3-12.


Programs run September to June. We offer programs that meet once a week, and you may enroll your child in as many individual classes as you like. Monday fees are lower due to statutory holidays.

Payment Policies & Information

  • Each registration requires a one-time $35 non-refundable membership*. Membership fees fund our scholarship and bursary program.

  • First month's fees due upon registration. These are nonrefundable.

  • We require 4 weeks' notice should you decide to withdraw. Remaining fees returned or canceled.

  • After January, fees are non-refundable, unless we can fill the space.

  • Class transfers are $50.

  • We accept homelearning (OL) funds and autism funding. Contact 

  • Payments up to 30 days late will be assessed a 10% administration fee.

  • Payments more than 30 days late will be assessed a 25% administration fee.

  • Spots vacant after a month will be filled.

*Members Receive:

  • Free Member Meet Ups

  • Free NatureKids Events

  • 10% off adult professional development programs

  • 10% off Fresh Air Learning T-Shirts

*Registering a sibling? Enter "Sibling2024" to get 25% off the memberships.

*Do you have a scholarship? Contact us to waive the membership fee:

Drop-in Spots: We require 1 week notice to cancel a spot and receive a refund. 

Sick Policies:

  • All programs: there are no credits or refunds for classes missed due to illness.

If fees pose a financial challenge for your family, please contact us about scholarship funds, to waive the membership fee or alternative payment schedules BEFORE YOU REGISTER. Contact

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