Evergreen’s children’s programming aims to make available the many benefits of place-based outdoor play and learning for children and youth.
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. Children’s programming at Evergreen Brick Works includes Weekend Nature Play, Day Camps, Kids’ Clubs, Nature School, School Visits and Professional Development for Educators.
We create programs that are engaging, active, inclusive, memorable, and fun! We strive to connect children and youth to nature in the city with the following principles woven into every experience:
Providing children and youth direct contact with nature through building a foundation of knowledge with a focus on local ecology, history, culture and community.
Creating an environment for compelling learning through multi-sensory activities and risky play where children move their bodies to engage their mind, develop motor skills, and build a sense of confidence.
Breathing life into learning through creativity, storytelling and crafting by drawing from Indigenous teachings and knowledge through ecological themes and engaging experiences.
Through our various children’s programs at Evergreen, we strive to make nature accessible for children and youth alike. Whether it’s providing financial assistance through our bursary model for our camp programming or offering free community programming such as Weekend Nature Play, our goal is to bring children and youth closer to Toronto’s urban wild.
“I like the disorganized organization. There is an organized structure, but it’s freeform. The children have some direction, but they can really use their imaginations.”
We are offering a diverse suite of children’s programming this fall and winter. Join us and experience the magic of the changing seasons as we embark on outdoor adventures together!