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Forest School

More adventures, more exploring, more
outdoors, and more learning.

Mondays and Fridays
Fall, winter, spring terms (11 sessions/term)
Recreational program for children 3 to 8 years

About the program

  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Language and communication skills
  • Concentration and self-regulation
  • Physical and social skills
  • Risk navigation

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays and Fridays: half-day (9 AM – 12 PM) or full-day (9 AM – 3 PM)
  • Fall, winter, spring terms (11 sessions/term)

White Pines Forest School

Where children are free to create adventures while exploring in nature.

Located on 60 acres of woodland near Kettleby, ON., White Pines Forest School is a recreational program. Guided by Forest School Canada’s principles, our programs support learning experiences which are inspired by children’s curiosity and inquiry.

‘Risky play’, environmental conservation and stewardship are key themes.

A 'Typical' Day

Each new day is a unique experience.

Days unfold naturally. The group might test their balance on fallen logs, or try catching tadpoles in the stream.

Each day begins and ends with a group gathering for songs, stories, and sharing forest experiences.

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White Pines Forest School Program Fees

We offer 3 terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Each term consists of 11 sessions.

AM Program

Monday

9 AM - 12 PM
Ages 3 to 6 years

$450/Per Term


Friday

9 AM - 12 PM
Ages 3 to 6 years

$450/Per Term


Full Day Program

Monday

9 AM - 3 PM
Ages 4 to 8 years

$850/Per Term


Friday

9 AM - 3 PM
Ages 4 to 8 years

$850/Per Term


Programs will not operate on the following days: Thanksgiving Day, Winter holidays (YRDSB Calendar), Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day

Our Team

Nicole

RECE, Forest School Practitioner, Outdoor Education Coordinator

Nicole champions and teaches environmental stewardship. You might find her hugging a tree, following animal tracks, or exploring forest trails with her horse.

Neelam

RECE, Outdoor Education Facilitator

Neelam loves the outdoors and helping children connect with nature, especially through bird watching and active play (like rolling down hills).

Looking for more information on Forest School?

Check out the Family Handbook.

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Testimonials

  • D. Fedrigoni

    Five stars rating

    Nicole and Joe truly understand kids and put so much thought and care into each session. My son absolutely loves the program.

    E. Izzo

    Five stars rating

    White Pines Forest School is the program I have been hoping to find for my daughter since she was born! She spends the day outside learning from nature with her friends and two amazing educators who have so much knowledge and passion to share. I would HIGHLY recommend Forest School to anyone and everyone!

    J. Mitchell

    Five stars rating

    Our boys love their nature school experience! Nicole and Joe are amazing!! We cannot wait to sign up for the winter term. An experience they will never forget.

  • S. Masson

    Five stars rating

    My daughter looks forward to spending her Fridays at Forest School with Nicole, Joe, and all her friends! She talks about it all week long! They have a great program with amazing educators! Highly recommend!

    N. Statuto

    Five stars rating

    Would absolutely recommend White Pines Forest School.

Other Programs We Offer

Child Care Centres

Safe, nurturing, engaging learning and care for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and Nursery school

  • 3 months to Kindergarten

  • Monday to Friday | 7 AM - 6 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Full and part-time care available

Before and After School Programs

Give your children a fun, safe start and finish to their day.

  • Kindergarten and up to Grade 6

  • Monday to Friday | 7 AM - 6 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Full and part-time care available

Summer Camp

Our summer camps provide a balance of planned activities and child-directed fun.

  • For ages 4 to 12

  • Monday to Friday | 9 AM - 4 PM

    Start and end times may vary by location.

  • Extended care from 7 AM - 6 PM

Our clients have rated UCCC a 4.6/5 for an overall satisfaction of 92%

Our child care programs, summer camp, and forest school are child-centered and inquiry based.