**COVID-19 Surcharge: $5/day additional fee, included in daily fee, to cover the cost of additional cleaning and supplies and lower staff to student ratios. While there’s no such thing as bad weather, there is weather that groups do need to be mindful of — high winds, thunderstorms, and extreme temperatures warrant a trip into the schoolhouse for some good ole classroom learning. Please fill it out and send it back to us via scanning or photo. Farm & Forest School has created a downloadable document for you and your family called the Forest School at Home- Workbook. We work outdoors as much as possible. At Cambridge Public, as well as our other local UCDSB schools, Russell Public and Russell High School, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Cambridge Forest Schools help people have regular access to nature by training adults to take learning children’s learning outside. Forest School and Outdoor Learning have such a positive effect on mental health and well-being. You’ll find our courses listed below but if you’ve any questions, just drop us an email. There are many positive reasons to spend time outside. Four years later, she decided to stay home to raise her three children and work part-time at the family business. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Cambridge Forest Schools help people have regular access to nature by training adults to take learning children’s learning outside. Since that first exposure, she was hooked on peaking children’s curiosity through their own questions, as well as welcoming and offering inquiry-based and child-led activities through play. Brittany Kivell, RECE Educator and Administrative Assistant, Registered Early Childhood EducatorStandard First Aid, CPR Level CEnrolled in Forest School Practitioners Course. We run a parent and child group, nursery and school sessions, after school clubs and holiday camps. Children can find magic in the most ordinary of spaces. Primary/Junior, Intermediate Physical Education and Health, and Senior Social SciencesB.A. That’s when she discovered Forest Schools. She seeks to allow children time in nature to learn about risk management, resilience, and the wonder that stems from the natural world. Please see below. Separate registration for each season (continuing students have priority)Fall 2020 – September 14 until December 18 (14 weeks) Registration is now FULL. This brought her to teach and travel internationally while learning about people, places, nature, and cultures in diverse areas. Heather recently moved to Cambridge and she is looking forward to making connections within our community and exploring the local hiking trails with her three dogs. She is a lifelong learner that is always looking for new opportunities to grow in her field. A Vulnerable Sector Check from your local police department is mandatory (the school will assist in obtaining this). Justine is currently working towards becoming an Ontario Certified Teacher. A backpack containing the following supplies, Two plastic bags (to put over dry socks, in the event of a boot “soaker”), A nut-free, healthy, litterless snack (optional), Electronic devices including cell phones, mP3 players, gaming devices*, *CFFS is not responsible for any personal property that is lost or damaged, Base layer shirt and long underwear of fleece, wool, or polyester to wick away moisture (no cotton), Outer shell of waterproof, wind resistant shell, and breathable, including jacket and pants, Thick wool or polyester socks (no cotton), Waterproof shell, of hooded jacket and pants, or coveralls, http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/. Transferring that attachment into a sense of responsibility was the most important step of her journey as an educator. See our How to Prepare for School document for tips on what to pack and what to expect this school year. We also provide individual resource packs to minimise touch points. This brought her to teach and travel internationally while learning about people, places, nature, and cultures in diverse areas. Forest School and Camp in Cambridge, ON We keep trainee numbers low and make space for social distancing. Full-time and part-time programs are designed for students to attend each week for the entire session. Knowing my son is being guided and taught by the amazing staff at the Farm and Forest School, and encouraged to explore and take risks in a natural environment, is exactly what I had hoped for! In order to fully experience nature in all seasons, it is imperative that participants dress appropriately to stay comfortable and dry. If there is a strong interest in adding another day or age group to any of the programs, this may be possible in the near future. With the launch of our brand new and exciting Forest School project, we are now providing Forest School on a full-time basis to our Pre-school children.