Embracing Nature’s Classroom: Wild Nomads Forest School
At Wild Nomads Forest School, located amidst the enchanting wilderness of Fonthill, Ontario, we have redefined the concept of education. For students who don’t quite fit into the standard school environment, our unique approach nurtures their innate curiosity and love for the outdoors. We believe in the power of nature as a teacher and provide an enriching experience where students can learn, grow, and thrive in the great outdoors.
Building Shelters: A Lesson in Resilience
One of the most exciting aspects of our forest school program is teaching students how to build shelters. In a world of screens and gadgets, the opportunity to construct their own shelter using natural materials connects them with primal instincts and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on activities, they learn the art of building sturdy, weatherproof shelters that offer protection from the elements.
Our students discover the significance of teamwork, as constructing these shelters often involves collaboration and creativity. These skills extend far beyond the forest, teaching valuable life lessons that they can apply in various situations.
Get Muddy, Get Wild
At Wild Nomads, we believe in the therapeutic benefits of getting a little messy. While some may shy away from mud and dirt, we encourage our students to embrace it. Mud play is not only fun but also a wonderful way to connect with the Earth. It allows them to explore their senses, stimulate creativity, and strengthen their immune systems.
Getting muddy is an essential part of our forest school experience. Through this unstructured play, students learn about the natural world, ecosystems, and the creatures that call it home. We teach them to appreciate the beauty of messiness, sparking a sense of wonder that often leads to profound learning experiences.
Earthing: Finding Balance in Nature
In a world dominated by technology, finding balance through earthing is essential. Our forest school provides a unique opportunity for students to reconnect with the Earth. Through activities like barefoot walking, gardening, and mindfulness exercises, students develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world and their place in it.
Earthing is not just about physical contact with the ground; it’s also a mental and emotional connection. It helps reduce stress, improve concentration, and fosters a sense of peace and tranquility. We teach our students to listen to the whispers of the forest, encouraging them to be present and mindful in every moment.
Hiking: Exploring the Great Outdoors
Hiking is a cornerstone of our forest school curriculum. We believe that there’s no better way to learn about the natural world than to immerse oneself in it. Our students embark on adventures through lush forests, along winding trails, and up majestic hills. They learn about local flora and fauna, practice navigation skills, and develop an appreciation for the beauty of the wilderness.
Hiking at Wild Nomads isn’t just about physical activity; it’s about building a lifelong love for exploration and adventure. It’s a chance for students to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with themselves and the environment around them.
At Wild Nomads Forest School, we offer a truly unique and transformative educational experience. Our students not only build shelters, get muddy, practice earthing, and hike through pristine landscapes but also build resilience, creativity, and a deep connection to nature. We believe that in the heart of the wilderness, they can discover the best versions of themselves, one step at a time. Join us on this extraordinary journey where the forest becomes the classroom and the lessons are as endless as the horizon.
COST: $240.00/wk or $68.00 per student, per day
Time: 5hrs (10:00am to 3:00pm)
Extended Care: Available ($15.00/h)
Materials: All equipment and materials are provided
Setting: Students will be outdoors for your entire visit
Ages: Minimum 6 years old
Booking: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all students must schedule online.
Location: 1874 Highway 20, Fonthill, ON L0S-1E6