• 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 Summary- Hubley

We enjoyed 3 successful Summer Camps in July and August at our Hubley location.  With 30 children in total, we accumulated 3600 hours of outdoor time.

Children ages 3-9 learnt skills such as fire and shelter building, whittling, knot tying and wilderness survival.  We took many hikes to observe wildlife, flora and fauna, did gardening and played with loose parts as well.  

We are thankful to our Summer Student Blake Mills for all her efforts on behalf of these HRM youth as well as our amazing staff team! We hope to run even more camps in 2018!  

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

Hubley:  Lake of the Woods, *10 mins from Bayers Lake

Preschool Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9am-12pm  

Starts Sept. 6th, Ends Oct. 27th    

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

$30/session x 16 sessions = $480 (payable in 3 monthly installments), *1 session/week also available 


School aged 5-12 year olds: Saturday mornings 9-12, Sept. 8-Oct. 28th

$240 for 8 weeks, $50 deposit to register, only 12 spots! 

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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