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Children & Youth

A group of girls jumping for joy in front of the Children's Garden at Evergreen Brick Works.

Evergreen offers unique children’s programming at Evergreen Brick Works geared towards exploring and discovering the greener side of Toronto.

When we engage children in new environments, we provide opportunities for their future success. Through hands-on play in natural environments we help children embrace confidence and empathy, constructive problem-solving and skill development, which will help them to create flourishing cities of the future.

At Evergreen, we create our children and youth programs based on the following principles:

  • Place-based – building a foundation of knowledge through a focus on local nature, culture and community.
  • Ecological – providing children direct contact with nature.
  • Hands-on – creating a setting for compelling learning through multi-sensory, direct experiences.
  • Active and mobile – moving the body to engage the mind.
  • Arts-infused – breathing life into learning through creativity, compelling narratives and arts activities.
  • Integrated – weaving together knowledge and skill through ecological themes and engaging experiences.
A group of children sitting on a rock in the forest at Evergreen Adventure Camp.
A young boy practicing riding a bike at an Evergreen Brick Works camp program. Image Credit: Jan Schwarz

Our children’s programming enables future city builders to engage with sustainable practices that give them the skills and abilities they need to improve cities of the future. By prototyping new outdoor learning and play ideas in the Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brick Works, we are also impacting the way that schools and playgrounds are built across Canada.

Join us for day camps, kids' clubs, nature school, school visits, or see all our upcoming children and youth events

Let's play.

Upcoming Events

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Evergreen Brick Works Scavenger Hunt

Explore Evergreen Brick Works in search of different things to discover about the site, its history…

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Learn to Bike Lessons

Kids can learn to ride a bike at their own pace in this safe and encouraging…

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Weekend Nature Play in The Children's Garden

Explore, experience and play with nature in the Children's Garden this weekend. Taste what's cooking and take part in hands-on…

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