• Learning. Naturally.

    Learning. Naturally.

    We believe that learning in a natural setting creates an enhanced sense of self-awareness and responsibility for care of the environment.

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What is Forest School?

An Outdoor recreational program for children ages 3-12 in Hubley and Fall River.  We focus on child led, inquiry based, emergent, play and place based learning in woodlands of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


Summer Camps - Hubley

Now Registering for summer camps at our Hubley location

Ages 3-5  - July 10-14  FULL (Waitlist available)

Ages 5-12 - July 24-28 (2 spaces remaining) 

Ages 5-12  - Aug 7-11 

All camps are from 9 am - 4 pm

$225/week, spaces are limited! (10 max)

Send us a msg to register or call 489-2757

Leads: Kellie Allen and Sally Trower

Who Are We?

We are a not-for-profit organization started in 2016 by Sara Wolthers and Kellie Allen.  As loving mothers, community members and Forest School Practitioners, Our Vision is to reconnect every child with nature.  Our Mission is to help children build their self esteem, practical skills, confidence and learning in a safe, fun, outdoor environment.   

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017

Fall River: 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:00am-12:00noon  (Four-year-olds and home-schooled kids four and up!)

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am-12:00noon (Three-year-olds encouraged to sign up for this)

(Other options available for one or two day per week participation, please enquire)

$50 deposit, $30/session 

Sept. 5th until Dec. 1st

Site: Behind The Open Gate, 5 Miller Lane, Fall River

10 spaces each day

The Monday, Wednesday and Friday session will be run by Sara Chappell Wolthers and Natalie Phillips, Tues and Thurs by Sara and Kellie Allen.

Please send a personal message to Sara Chappell Wolthers or call (902) 478-6566 to reserve your spot and receive a registration form.



Preschool Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9am-12pm 

Starts Sept. 6th, Ends Nov. 10th  

Child to Adult Ratio 10:2  (Space available for four 3 year olds)

$30/session x 20 sessions = $600 (payable in 3 monthly installments), 1 session/week also available 

School aged: Saturday mornings 9-12

Lake of the Woods, *10 mins from Bayers Lake

Run by Kellie Allen and Sally Trower

email kellie@allen.net or call 489-2757 to register 


providing A safe, loving environment for your child to thrive in

At Forest School, we believe that being outside brings increased health and wellness, confidence, social and intellection skills.


Children are allowed to take risks and learn on their own terms under the guidance of adults who care. 


Forest School develops a connection to and a knowledge about the land. 

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Unique activities they will love.

In today's world, children are exposed to decreased physical activity and increased screen time. Our Forest School enables them to unplug and spend unstructured play time outdoors. Every day is different because they direct their learning and adventure always happens.  

The types of activities they can engage in include things like group games, flora and fauna identification, fire building and safety, hand tools, cookouts, foraging, learning knots, art, music and storytelling. 


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