“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
– W.B. Yeats –
This is a weekly drop-off program for homeschooling participants aged 7 to 11 on Wednesdays. A forest immersion program to play, learn and build community! This is meant to be a compliment to homeschooling families’ learning endeavours.
The Forest Schoolers Program is designed to engage, inspire, and connect participants deeply with the wild world around and inside themselves. Our mission will be to savour the observations and experiences we lived out on the land and understand the stories of life around us.
- 1 day of adventuring out at Kawisente’s land. There the group will further hone their skills, research about nature, and play in a different ecosystem. We will also try to book a visit or two to a local organic farm.
- From January to June 2024
- From 9am to 3pm
- 1 camping trip
- 3 days (2 night)
- On May 21st to 23rd
- A small ratio of adult staff to participants (1:6)
- The program size will be between 10 and 12 participants.
- Numerous special guests who will teach and inspire on various subjects
On Wednesdays, the group will meet in Kawisente’s backyard in Kahnawake where participants can make fires, harvest plants, build epic forts, and also learn about indigenous culture and history.
We will send a short summary of what we did with the participants each week, including some pictures and highlights, so you can keep track of the lessons and themes we are exploring. These summaries can be used for your documentation when submitting your learning projects for homeschool evaluations.
We are used to facilitating in both languages and have witnessed significant language development in an informal and relaxed setting. We are attentive to make sure no one feels left out, to build friendships and bonds that are beyond language barriers, and will emphasise vocabulary in English and French.
1850$ + tax per participant for the Winter/Spring 2024 season.
15% sibling discount.
This activity is eligible for RL–24. If you fill out your SIN number in Amilia, we will send you a RL24 come tax season, you will get between 67% and 78% of the price of this activity returned to you. You will be able to submit your RL-24s on a monthly basis. Click here to know more about the RL–24.
Please sign up to the waiting list if you are interested! We will open up another group if we have enough participants.