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Wild Roots Nature and Forest School

We are located at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre in Cumberland, Ontario. We offer a complete nature immersion program for children ages 4-8 years. 

Current Programs: Fall 2019 Programs/Summer Camps 2019

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Registration for our fall 2019 programs is now open! This season, we are offering three half-day programs from September to December for children ages 4-8. Please download our registration package on our website and send the completed forms to wildrootsnatureandforestschool@gmail.com Once payment is received, your spot will be confirmed.


Monday Half-Day Program: (SOLD OUT)

  • Dates: September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 21st, November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and December 2nd.
  • 9AM-11:30AM
  • Children ages 4-8
  • Location: Macskimming: Trails End (3685 Wilhaven Drive)
  • $30/half day ($330 total)


Wednesday Half-Day Program: (SOLD OUT)

  • Dates: September 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and December 4th.
  • 9AM-11:30AM
  • Children ages 4-8
  • Location: Macskimming: Trails End (3685 Wilhaven Drive)
  • $30/half day ($360 total)


Saturday Half-Day Program: (1 spots left!)

  • Dates: September 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 19th, 26th.
  • 10AM-Noon
  • Children ages 4-8
  • Location: Macskimming: Forest Edge (3640 Regional Road #174)
  • $30/half day ($180 total)

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Wild Roots is excited to announce our first Nature Babies class! Registration for this six week session is now open. The goal of Nature Babies is to spark a wonder of being in the forest at an early age. Each week, our Forest Therapy Guide, Alyssa Delle Palme, will provide gentle invitations that will help parents deepen their connection to their babies, the forest and themselves. The program will also involve hikes on easy trails, a relaxing blanket time where babies will be stimulated by nature’s mobiles. A community tea time will complete each session. It’s important to note that you will require a baby carrier for this class, as the trail is not suitable for strollers. Please download our registration package on our website and send the completed forms to wildrootsnatureandforestschool@gmail.com to secure your spot.


Nature Babies Program: (SOLD OUT)

  • Dates: September 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.
  • 9:30AM-11AM
  • Newborns-1 year.
  • $100 for 6 classes.

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Wild Roots is happy to announce that registration for Beach School is now open! Our Beach School is, put simply, Forest School on the beach at Petrie Island. Children will learn about the environment and the amazing processes on our river and wetlands, safely alongside certified Forest School Practitioners. Children will be able to observe turtles basking in the sunshine, watch the great blue heron take flight and learn about the diverse plant life on the island. This fall, we are offering half-day programs in September and October at Petrie Island for children ages 4-8.


Beach School Friday Half-Day Program: (SOLD OUT)

  • Dates: September 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
  • 10AM-12:30PM
  • Children ages 4-8
  • $30/per day ($210 total)


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Registration for our Fall 2019 Nature Yoga & Forest Bathing sessions and will be open soon!!!




Register today!

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Download our parent handbook, registration form and liability waiver below. Send your completed registration package to: wildrootsnatureandforestschool@gmail.com 

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Forest Therapy Sessions

Forest Bathing Walks with Alyssa Delle Palme

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Wild Roots Nature and Forest School

3685 Wilhaven Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K4C 1J8, Canada

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