Camp Kawartha

Forest Fridays

Nature-based Learning for Homeschool Children & Teens
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Ages: 6-15 year olds

We strive to nurture a sense of wonder, character and a deep respect for nature through wilderness living skills, naturalist studies, awareness, play, exploration and direct experiences of the outdoors.

Join this well-established community of home schoolers! We’ve been enjoying adventures at the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary, learning about survival skills, observing nature, making art, and each other’s’ company for over two years and are expanding this very successful program! Led by Craig Brant of Camp Kawartha. Choose between attending Forest Fridays on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough

Session Dates Time Rate
Forest Fridays

Fall Session A

September 29 to December 8, 2017
every second Friday (6 days)
Sept 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24, Dec 8
10:00am – 3:00pm $210
Forest Fridays

Fall Session B

October 6 to December 15, 2017
every second Friday (6 days)
Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1, 15
10:00am – 3:00pm $210
Forest Fridays

Winter Session A

January 12 to March 23, 2018
every second Friday (6 days)
Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, 23, Mar 9, 23
10:00am – 3:00pm $210
Forest Fridays

Winter Session B

January 19 to March 16, 2018
every second Friday (5 days)
Jan 19, Feb 2, 16, Mar 2, 16
10:00am – 3:00pm $175
Forest Friday

Spring Session A

April 6 to June 15, 2018
every second Friday (6 days)
Apr 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, 15
10:00am – 3:00pm $210
Forest Friday

Spring Session B

April 13 to June 22, 2018
every second Friday (6 days)
Apr 13, 27, May 11, 25, Jun 8, 22
10:00am – 3:00pm $210
Forest Friday Teens

(12-15 years old)

 TBA 10:00am – 3:00pm  

Activities Include:

Fire making, Outdoor Safety, Games, Crafts, Animal Tracking, Storytelling, Music and Drama, Nature Awareness, Wilderness Living, Leadership and Team-work, Habitat Stewardship and Gardening.

Jumping Mouse Nature Education

Please register online for Homeschool Programs.

Forest Fridays are run in partnership between Camp Kawartha and Jumping Mouse Nature Education.

Fox Kits (4 & 5 year olds) is being run at the Environment Centre this year. For more information or to register visit Jumping Mouse Nature Education. Check out their other nature based programming (after school, teens & adults, weekends) for a wide range of ages.

Learn French outside!

In partnership with Hardwood Nature School, Les Petits Amis (4-6) and Les Amis (7-9) will be run at the Environment Centre on Tuesdays this year. At Hardwood Nature School, the outdoor learning programs combine French immersion, nature connection, wilderness skills, and outside play. Students learn and practice French through songs, storytelling, games, imaginative play, and nature exploration.


We are hosted at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre on Pioneer Road in Peterborough – one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings. The program takes place within the Trent Nature Area, with access to 200 acres and a variety of ecosystems to play, climb, splash, observe and explore.