Forest Day Program

The same care, community, and adventure that makes Wild Life Camp so special is available to kids at Wild Life’s Forest Day Program – learning, growing, and thriving in nature.

Interest-led learning, skills development, purposeful play, fun fitness & recreation, reading & story telling, arts & crafts, building & projects, experiments & exploration, ecology & environment, and camp sports & games are all on the agenda.


THE DETAILS

PRESCHOOLERS +, Ages 3 & Up
Small Group / Open-Air / Experiential
Full-Day / Half-Day / Multi-Day
(ask us about half day availability)
see below for more parent info

OPTIONS/PRICING

See our current schedule for pricing & seasonal availability.

REGISTRATION

To register, complete the form at the link below, contact us to confirm availability, and continue with payment instructions as follows: Send etransfer payment (to: wildlifeacademy@gmail.com). Then provide a follow-up email indicating the etransfer password, program name, and participant name (etransfers will only be deposited if space is available, you will be contacted otherwise).


TESTIMONIALS

“If you are on the fence about trying this program…DO IT…this program is absolutely amazing. Even after going for just a few weeks, our son’s confidence, willingness to try new things, and make mistakes, sky rocketed. Your kid(s) will come home dirty, tired, but very happy!” – Melissa

“My parents, husband, and I want to thank you so very much for an incredible year at Forest Day Program. You run an amazing centre which was a saviour for us his past year. She will be forever influenced and changed from her time with you. She is stronger, more agile, comfortable outside in nature, social, outgoing and adventurous. We will be forever grateful for this experience. Thank you again and I hope you realize the positive impact you are having on children’s lives.” – Laurie


OUR FACILITY

Located just off of Vasey Rd. at Hwy 12 & 400, our site includes:  50 private acres of forest and trails, streams & wetlands, a platform tent shelter, indoor warming spaces, multiple outhouses with composting toilet systems, a washing station, a games field, rock climbing structures and obstacle elements, campfire ring, and meeting circle.


– PARENT INFO –

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

We follow the guidelines of the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit as they pertain specifically to day camps/cares – we will be adapting accordingly (the following protocols are subject to change).

A daily health screening will take place at arrival before participants are permitted to enter the program space. Only participating children and facilitators (cohort members) are permitted beyond our access point.

Drop-off & Pick-up:

LOCATION ADDRESS – info can be found at the bottom of this page.

FULL DAY:
Drop Off is between 8:45 and 9:00am
Pick Up starts at 3:30, ends by 3:45pm

HALF DAY:
Drop Off is between 8:45 and 9:00am
Pick Up starts at 12:00, ends by 12:15pm

Charges may apply for late pick up.

What to bring:

  • clothes that can get messy
  • backpack
  • lunch & snacks (nut-free & garbage-less)
  • reusable water bottle (plus an extra)
  • rubber boots / insulated boots
  • enclosed running shoes, no sandals
  • durable rain wear
  • seasonal outerwear (i.e. snow suit)
  • extra socks, sweater, warm layers
  • extras as maybe needed (i.e. underwear)
  • head bug-net (spring)

Lunch & Snacks:

Please provide your child(ren) a Nut-free and Garbage-less lunch and morning and afternoon snacks, along with a reusable water bottle.

Address:

To better our program security, exact address information is not provided publicly. This information is provided to registered participants only, via email prior to program start, or please contact us directly.