Year-long Nature School

Middle School Programs

2024-25 Registration date to be announced

Grades 6 to 8


See timing below

3,000-4,200 + tax

We are excited to introduce two unique programs designed specifically for middle school learners: the Tuesday Wilderness Adventure and Wednesday Citizen Science Programs. These programs offer learners the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, learn practical skills, contribute to their community, and make new friends. Read on to learn more about each program and how your child can participate!

Tuesday Wilderness Adventure Program

Our wilderness program is designed with middle schoolers in mind and is aimed at learners who already have a good foundation of wilderness skills looking to level up!

Program Highlights:

  • Skill Building: This program targets learners with a decent foundation of wilderness skills looking to level up.
  • Nature Exploration: Experience the incredible nature the North Shore offers.
  • Endurance and Teamwork: Build endurance, gain confidence, and foster teamwork through adventures.
  • Variety of Activities: Enjoy various activities including hiking, water-based adventures, and snow activities.
  • Growth and Friendship: An unforgettable experience filled with adventure, personal growth, and new friendships!

Wednesday Citizen Science Program

Introducing our Citizen Science Program, an extraordinary opportunity for middle school learners to make a real difference, while also having fun and making new friends! This program offers a unique citizen science experience, where learners get to work with various organizations ranging from conservation groups to local farms. The program highlights include:

  • Hands-On Learning: Dive into the world of science and conservation with exciting, hands-on projects that teach you valuable skills you can use in the real world.
  • Work with Various Organizations: From conservation groups to local farms, we’ll contribute to meaningful projects that make a difference in the community.
  • Have Fun & Meet Friends: Enjoy a fun and rewarding experience while meeting like-minded peers who share your passion for science and the environment!

Program Details

Capilano River Regional Park

There may be field trips and optional overnights (additional fees)

Sliding scale: $3,000 – $4,200 + TAX

Time: 10 AM to 3:30 PM (Final timing will be announced in the summer)

2024-25 DATES

Dates: September 10, 2024 – June 10, 2025

Winter break: December 16 – January 3

Spring break: March 17 – 28

Various locations on the North Shore

Sliding scale: $3,000 – $4,200 + TAX

Time: 10 AM to 3:30 PM (Final timing will be announced in the summer)

2024-25 DATES

Dates: September 11, 2024 – June 11, 2025

Winter break: December 16 – January 3

Spring break: March 17 – 28



What Families are Saying

“Our son loves the Forest Learners program! Not only does he get to spend his days outdoors with a small group of kids and caring instructors, he is learning about the natural world while developing age appropriate skills in literacy and numeracy. This is what school should look like for all students – outdoors, integrated and full of joy!” – Magda, Forest Learners Parent

“This year, the Forest Learners program has been a gift to our child and to our family. This program is deeply rooted in a holistic approach to child development. From physical and emotional development to embodied and cerebral learning, we feel like THIS is the way to learn. We are so grateful for this program and the incredible teachers who guide our child into new levels of knowledge, problem-solving skills, and very importantly, confidence.” – Carla, Forest Learners Parent

    “Our 6 year-old son looks forward to forest school each and every day – in all weather. He has learned so much about the rhythms of the seasons, about flora and fauna, and about how to co-exist with (and in) nature. More than that, he has learned how to sit and listen, how to tell stories, and how to notice what’s around him. Our son shows us daily that this is the right ‘schooling’ experience for his body, mind, and spirit.” – Geordie, Forest Learners Parent