Williams Lake Forest School

Giving children space to learn and interact with nature.

Kids following leading along forest path at Williams Lake camp
three kids in snow gear looking at an animal footprint in the snow

Every kid should be able to experience and enjoy the great outdoors.

Through our Forest School program, children will learn and have fun with their peers while exploring nature.

What your child will be doing at Forest School:

  • Hands-on learning, done mostly outdoors
  • Exploring a variety of nature-based and environmental topics
  • Socializing and interacting with outdoor-loving peers

Weekly nature-inspired activities

Connected to the BC curriculum

Designed for the home learning community, but open to any child looking to experience the outdoors. Sessions feature daily themes and engaging activities designed to encourage students’ interests.

  • Tree and plant ID
  • Animal habitats
  • Archaeology
  • Storytelling
  • Foraging
  • Crafting
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Kid holding up stick in the forest a young girl holding a gigantic pinecone in her arms in a wild and immersive classroom

While engaging in outdoor activities, our facilitators will also help your child work on important life skills.

What they’ll learn:

  • Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Sharing
  • Problem-solving

Sessions are all fully supervised so you have peace of mind when dropping your child off for the day.

Let’s begin

Choose your child’s age:

Ages 3-5

3 Seasons available:

Fall: September 6, 2023 – December 20, 2023

Winter: January 10, 2024 – March 13, 2024

Spring: April 3, 2024 – June 19, 2024

TIME: 9am- 12pm (FULL) or 1pm- 4pm Wednesdays

COST: $370 per season or drop-in cost of $35 per day. Discount of 10% when bookings all 3 seasons ($999).

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 per session

* All children must be fully potty trained to attend Forest School.

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Ages 6-12

3 Seasons available:

Fall: September 5, 2023 – December 19, 2023

Winter: January 9, 2024 – March 12, 2024

Spring: April 2, 2024 – June 18, 2024

TIME: 9AM- 3PM Tuesdays

COST: $370 +gst per season or drop-in cost of $35 +gst per day. Discount of 10% when bookings all 3 seasons ($999 +gst).

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 12 per session


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What parents and teachers are saying about Forest School:

“I am the grandmother of a 10 year old child on the autism spectrum and attend the Thursday Wild and Immersive 10-13 group as his interventionist.   This is the first program that he has felt at ease in and showed signs of acceptance and success.  Kjersten and Julie are the kindest and most adaptable leaders.   They are attentive to the needs of all the children and it is evident that the children are comfortable and engaged in the environment.  I stand back and observe my grandson’s interactions with the other children and intervene if he is having a problem.   I’ve also observed how happy the children are in the program and how the leaders interact and intervene when necessary. I wish there was something like this when I was a child.”

“Such a great programs for families looking to get their children connected with nature, and increasing their appreciation of the world around them. The programs are fun and interactive, and the staff are all knowledgeable and excited to be with the kids. We love the nature walks they put on during the holidays!”

“A wonderful program of day camps and week long camps for kids (and parents) looking for an outdoor education experience and whole lot of fun in the forest! Lots of smiles! Highly Recommend.”

“I have sent my son here for two years in a row (summer camps and March break camp) and then my daughter this year as well. It’s worth the drive – the kids come home exhausted and happy. They are active, learning about the outdoors and doing fun things like building forts/shelters, capture the flag games, learning about animals in the wild and water safety. I almost hate to recommend the camp because the registration will fill up more quickly than it already does!”

“My son has been going to Wild and Immersive programs for 3 years now and we love it!! The educators and environment is exactly what EVERY child needs! My son loves the variety of activities, learning about our environment and is excited to go to each of his classes/camps! I cannot say enough about how much we love and appreciate programs like this!”