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Growing joy outdoors

Wild & Immersive cultivates lifelong environmental enthusiasm in children and adults through our outdoor programs and activities. Join us at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge for fun and interactive sessions for the whole family.

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Young girl looking at deers nearby in the woods at a Wild and Immersive Camp in Maple Ridge
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What's Next

Springtime Sessions

Register now for our Spring Break camps.

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For the Kids

Pro-D Day Funday

Upcoming one day camps

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Forest School in Maple Ridge

Our Forest School sessions will delight a child’s senses, pique their curiosity, and ignite a lifelong love for the outdoors. 

What our Forest School offers:  

  • Interactive learning sessions
  • A focus on nature-based and environmental topics
  • Socializing with like-minded peers

These weekly programs run year round and range from preschool all the way through to their teen years.

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Can’t commit to weekly sessions?

Try our Forest Club, Pro-D Day camps, or our Spring Break camps.

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For Adults

Wild Growth Retreats at Loon Lake

For your next corporate retreat, get out of the office and escape the city to a more inspiring and relaxing location.

8 ways to connect

We provide all the tools you need for fun and engaging team-building activities. Our goal is to help you build and strengthen your team’s bonds and encourage personal growth.

Map of where the Malcom Knapp Research Forest is located in relationship to Maple Ridge, Vancouver, and Abbotsford

Our Research Forest

Situated in the heart of the Fraser Valley, the Malcolm Knapp Forest is a place for exploration and discovery for adults and children alike.

5,000+

hectares

200 kms

of trails and roads

18

lakes

5 reasons nature-based learning is great for everyone

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Physical

Helps build stronger muscles, bones, and lung capacity.

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Social

Provides opportunities to develop friendships and create a sense of social identity.

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Engagement

Activities are more enjoyable with hands-on and interactive learning.

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Thinking and Reasoning

Creates opportunities for different types of learning.

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Creativity

Inspires imagination and creative play.

“I really enjoyed my camp experience; it was cool to learn about science and formations and plants in such a hands-on way, out in the wilderness.”

“The activities were fun and educational and I felt very fortunate to learn from people who were so passionate about their topics.”

“An amazing, educational experience that taught me more than what any textbook could ever teach.”

Kids and the Wild & Immersive team members on a hike through the forest in the spring

Getting all kids outside

All children should have access to nature’s teachings and the ability to make memories they’ll have for the rest of their lives.

With your help, we can give the gift of outdoor education.

What’s growing on the blog?

Our outdoor classroom isn’t the only place you can learn about the natural world. We’ve got great resources, fun games, and more that you can explore right at home.