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Forest Classes


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Our Forest Classes are 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 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

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Sample Day Itinerary

9:00-10 45: Morning Circle, Hike/Ski, Forest Exploration
12:45-2:00: Lunch Time & Outdoor Play
11:45-12:45: STREAM Activity
10:45-11:45: Snack 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


Spring Term (8 sessions): $504 per student (no tax) or $63 per session (if joining mid term). 


Payments can be made in one lump sum or in 3 installments of $168


Installment #1  due upon registration

Installment #2  is due on Mar. 1st

Installment #3  is due on Apr. 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


Payments can be made via cheque, E-Transfer (sent to or by credit below (please note that credit card payments have a 2.9% admin fee added)

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