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Nature Playcare - Spring camp edition!


Nature Playcare

We’re back with more Nature Playcare, for more kids!

a.m. group 3-4 year olds (2 hrs)- FULL!

p.m. group 4-5 year olds (2.5 hrs) - Space available.

Nature Playcare provides young children with an opportunity to immerse themselves in play-based learning in a natural environment. The spring camp features four facilitated 1/2 day experiences in either the morning or afternoon over the spring break. Nature Playcare promotes respect for our natural environment and a sense of well-being in nature. Parents can expect an
age-appropriate nature experience, which is designed to foster the
development of each child's resiliency, confidence, creativity,
imagination, and independence.

What does Nature Playcare look like? Each session will begin
with a short gathering followed by unstructured play and exploration
in the beautifully wild Gabriel Dumont Park. This includes children
taking carefully managed and supported risks appropriate for their
capabilities and the site (for example, sliding down a hill and
climbing or balancing along a log). Wildernook facilitators Jana
Miller and Zoe Arnold will use holistic, child-centred practices to
support each child’s development.

Requirements: This is a fully outdoor program that will proceed in all
types of weather. To ensure your child has the best possible
experience, warm outdoor clothing that can get dirty including rain pants, jacket,
rubber boots are required. Suggestions for types of clothing
and layering will be provided on registration.

Is Nature Playcare the right fit for my/our child? The age groupings for Nature Playcare are 3-4 years old (a.m.) and 4-5 years old (p.m.); we also suggest that each child is able to communicate a need to go to the bathroom. Please contact zoe@wildernook.com if you have any questions about clothing or other requirements.

Parents will receive a detailed information package in advance of the program outlining the folliowiong information:

  • Program guidelines

  • Information on risky play

  • How we approach weather and illness

  • Recommended Clothing and Supplies

  • Washroom access

  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid

  • Location

Location: Gabriel Dumont Park

The morning program will be open to three and four year olds and run for two hours (9:30-11:30)

Cost: $100/child, or $90.00/child for SaskOutdoors Members. This program is full.

The afternoon program will be open to four and five year olds and run for two and a half hours (1:00-3:30). This program still has space.

Cost: $120/child, or $110/child for SaskOutdoors Members

Accessibility Cost: $25/child. Our partner organization, SaskOutdoors will subsidize the cost of participants who identify as Indigenous, newcomers to Canada, or living in low income families. The goal of these subsidized spots is to increase the accessibility of the program. Please note, SaskOutdoors would like families making use of this support to follow up with a letter sharing about their child’s NaturePlaycare experience. Please contact jana@wildernook.com if you would like to register your child for one of these subsidized spots.

My little guy had so so much fun! When I asked him what he did he told me he learned to play with sticks “safely”! 😂👌🏻 A perfect skill for kids! Thanks @wildernook !
— Nature Playcare Parent