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Education & Outdoor Recreation

Great Moose Adventures

Outdoor Education, Wilderness Retreats & Canadian Culture

Forest Classes
Winter Term Registration Now Open!

New in 2021! We will be starting three Forest Classes for children who want to benefit from and enjoy the outdoor learning, exploration and play at GMA Academy for one day per week. 

These classes differ from our regular Academy Classes as the entire day is spent outside combining exploration, physical activity, play and child directed learning with our our STREAM curriculum (Science, Tools, Reading, Engineering, Art & Math).

Children should be comfortable being outdoors all day, though a covered area and indoor space is available for lunches where needed, inclement weather and for storing gear. In the winter we also have an heated room in the main lodge available to use as needed.

Program Dates

Winter Term: January - March  (10 weeks)

Tuesday Forest Class (Ages 5-8): Every Tuesday starting from January  4th to March 8th (9am-3:15pm)

**2 spots available**

Wednesday Forest Class (Ages 5-7): Every Wednesday starting from January  5th to March 9th (9am-3:15pm)

**spaces available**

Thursday Forest Class (Ages 7-11): Every Thursday starting from January 6th to March 10th (9am-3:15pm)

**1 spot available**

*Spring Term dates will be confirmed at a later date*

Sample Day Itinerary

9:00 - 10:45
 Morning Circle , Hike/Ski, Forest Exploration
 10:45 - 11:45
 Snack Time & Outdoor Play
 11:45 - 12:45
 STREAM Activity
 12:45 - 200
 Lunch Time & Outdoor Play
 2:00 -3:00
 Physical & Outdoor Education (POE)
 3:00 -3:15
 End of Day Circle & Pick Up

Lunches & Snacks

Students need to bring their own lunch and snacks. We ask that children bring ‘boomerang lunches’, where students take home all garbage from their lunches. 

As part of the learning at GMA, students will be involved in the school garden and foraging in the forest and any harvests collected will be offered from time to time for the children to try or take home. Fireside snacks will also be cooked occasionally as part of our outdoor studies and circle time.  If your child has a special dietary need or allergy please let us know. We will be in touch if there are any other students who have food allergies that may result in certain items being banned from all lunches and snacks.

Registration Information

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in signing up for one of our Forest Classes or have any questions. Once we receive this we will be back in touch to let you know of availability and next steps to sign up.

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Payments and Refunds

Winter Term (10 sessions): $600 per student (no tax) or $60 per session (if joining mid term). 

Payments can be made in one lump sum or in 3 installments of $200

Installment #1  is due on December 1st (for returning families) or when registering (for new families)

Installment #2  is due on January 1st

Installment #3  is due on February 1st

If you wish to withdraw from the program we ask you to give us 30 days notice. Refunds will be given as below:

30 or more days notice - full refund minus a $75 administration fee

Less than 30 days notice - no refund

Closure due to a government order - full refund minus a $75 admin fee