"Take one child. Place outdoors in nearby green spaces.
Leave for several hours at a time. Repeat daily.
Sprinkle in a dash of adventure.
Fold in a generous portion of exploration and discovery.
Top with wonder and awe. Let rise...."
Monkman/Rodenburg, The Big Book of Nature Activities
Our Forest School offers your child the opportunity to be who they are, to discover more about themselves and to be free. Gamiing’s Forest School isn’t just about self awareness but about community. At Gamiing we recognize and value the importance of creating long-term relationships, not only with each other but with the natural world. Our programs take place entirely outside with access to our straw bale building and discovery shack during inclement weather. Exploration of habitats, animal tracking, games, storytelling, crafting with natural materials and learning survival skills are only a sample of some of the activities that we could get up to.
Fall 2018 programs: click for details
Tadpoles (Ages 4-5)
River Otters (6-9)
Chipmunks & Squirrels (7-12)
FAMILY NATURE CLUB - CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS!
Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play
Why I'm Sending My Child To Forest School
Benefits Of Connecting Children With Nature
Deep Nature Connection In The Modern World: Coyote Mentoring
The Benefits Of A Forest School Experience In Their Early Child Years
~ Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature for Kids of All Ages and their Mentors - Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown
~ The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder - Richard Louv
~ Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv
~ What the Robin Knows - Jon Young
~ The Big Book of Nature Activites - Drew Monkman, Jacob Rodenburg
Jon Young - Connecting Children to Nature
Jon Young Speaks About The Role Of Deep Nature Connection In Culture Repair
Jon Young in Guelph - UnPlug / Reconnect. Great Medicine for Nature Deficit Disorder
Cherianne Cybulskie, Forest School Facilitator & Outdoor Education Program Leader
Since a very young age Cherianne has loved to be outside. She grew up wandering the countryside and wild areas in the 1000 islands region. Her passion for education and nature lead her to completing the Outdoor and Adventure Education diploma program at Fleming College. She currently lives in Curve Lake with her partner John and her ferret, Henry. Cherianne is continually learning skills that allow her to be deeper connected with our land. She is currently studying plants and all of their uses with a local practicing herbalist. Cherianne is passionate about sharing these traditional skills with people of all ages to help grow their knowledge and connection with the natural world.