Summer Camp

Outdoor Adventure Summer Day Camp Camps for school age children 6-9 Peterson Creek Park, Kamloops BC DUE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED FIRE SEASON & PARK CLOSURES THIS CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2017 Join us for a fun filled week of adventure and physical activity in the great outdoors.  Loosely structured, full of free play […]

Sprouts (Outdoor Preschool Program)

A program for preschoolers ages 3 & 4 Tuesday & Thursday Mornings  Peterson Creek Park – 8:45am-11:45am (September through June)   Each Session is 12 weeks long – $300/session Fall Session – September 12 – November 30 – *Parent orientation August 26 9:30-10am Winter Session – January 2 – March 22 – *Parent orientation December 2 – 9:30-10am Spring […]

Spring Break Camp

Outdoor Adventure Spring Break Camp March 20-24 2017 Camps for school age children 6-9 8:30am-3pm Peterson Creek Park, Kamloops BC $165 Join us for a fun filled week of adventure and physical activity in the great outdoors.  Loosely structured, full of free play and lots of creative games, stories and songs. We will definitely be […]

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How ditching the classroom boosts children’s mental health

The WWF sponsored a green schools series in the Guardian Newspaper Online. Written by Matthew Jenkin this lovely article outlines how “Getting outdoors can pay dividends in academic performance – but it also improves pupils’ concentration and confidence.” An Excerpt of the article is posted below…. Three years ago teacher Simon Poote spotted a disused strip […]

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Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play

Cognoscenti contributor John Less argues his reasons for advocating why children need to play and explore outdoors. For children, the difference between observing creatures in a zoo or aquarium and catching a tadpole or a turtle in a pond is geometric. Feeling a live and wild animal wriggle in one’s palm is a different experience from […]

Shoots (Outdoor Kindergarten Program)

A program for kindergarten children aged 5 & 6 Friday Mornings – $85/month* Peterson Creek Park – 8:45am-11:45am * September 2017 through June 2018 Note: There are no classes on SD73 Professional Development Days SD 73 School Calendar >> Let a deep relationship with nature be the foundation of your child’s education. Join us as we explore the many […]

The Flip Flop Factor

Why Day Care Kids Don’t Play Outside Article originally published by the New York Times Outdoor play at day care centers is often stifled because a child arrives wearing flip-flops or without a coat or because teachers don’t feel like going outside. Those were some of the surprising findings from a new study of children’s […]