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Nature School | Learning Outdoors

Nature School is a forest & nature school-inspired outdoor play and learning program for children ages 5-10. 

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COVID-19 modifications for 2020-2021 Children’s Programs

Evergreen is operating in-person Children’s Programs with health and safety protocols in place. For details related to each specific program, see the Program Handbook below or call us at 416-596-1495 ext. 252.

Nature School is dedicated to learning outdoors. Utilizing a forest & nature school-inspired approach, Nature School is a seasonal immersive outdoor play-based program designed for children ages 5 to 10.

This program is deeply rooted in inquiry based learning. Sessions feature rain or shine activities such as exploring the urban wild, shelter building, food and fire-based programming, tool use and process-driven arts with natural materials; wood, fibers and clay. Storytelling, games, and music round out a learning experience like no other designed to inspire young learners and encourage curiosity, confidence and community.

Program Details

  • Ages 5–10
  • Available Wednesdays and Fridays from September–June
  • Programs are full days (8:45am-3:30pm)
  • Participants will be grouped together based on age to create an age-appropriate experience
    • Junior Group: Ages 5 & 6
    • Intermediate Group: Ages 7 & 8
    • Senior Group: Ages 9 & 10
  • Sessions are six weeks in length
  • Learn all about the program by downloading the Fall Children’s Program Handbook

Nature School Sessions

Session

Start Date

End Date

Session 1- Wednesdays

September 23, 2020

October 28, 2020

Session 1- Fridays

September 25, 2020

October 30, 2020

Session 2- Wednesdays

November 11, 2020

December 16, 2020

Session 2- Fridays

November 13, 2020

December 18, 2020

Fees & Registration

Registration for Fall 2020 Nature School opens on August 31, 2020 at 9am.

Please note, all applications will be reviewed prior to the start of the program to ensure we can provide sufficient care for your child, which may include follow-up calls. Participation in this program is contingent on a successful application.

Program Fee

  • $450 per Six Week Session

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if a reservation is cancelled within 21 days of the session start date. Otherwise, fees are refundable, less a $25 administration fee. Please note, registrations are non-transferable. 

Refunds will not be issued for missed program days, including days missed due to inclement weather, including flooding.

Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to camp@evergreen.ca.

Financial Assistance 

Evergreen offers full and partial bursaries for our Nature School program. For more information on eligibility and to apply, contact us at camp@evergreen.ca.

More information

For more information, please contact us at camp@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 x214.

If you are a school or other group planning on visiting Evergreen Brick Works, please review our Information for Visiting Groups (PDF 58kb) before your visit.


Evergreen is a national not-for-profit dedicated to making cities flourish. Children’s camp revenues help support our children’s programs including the Visiting Schools Program as well as the free community programming on weekends at Evergreen Brick Works. We appreciate your support in continuing to offer these community programs to children in Toronto.

Accredited Member - Ontario Camps AssociationEvergreen is proud to be accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. The OCA works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. Evergreen has voluntarily submitted to an independent appraisal completed by camp experts and has met up to 300 health, safety and quality program standards, from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. OCA Accreditation is a parent's best evidence of a camp’s commitment to health and safety.