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Young Naturalist

Tuesdays, Once per month |  9:00 am to 3:30 pm | Ages 9-13

Young Naturalists is a program for budding outdoor enthusiasts. This is a series of monthly workshops to fulfill the curiosity of young minds, where youth can shape their interests as they learn and grow in nature. 

Children spend their time exploring the landscape and experiencing seasonal changes in nature. Participants will become connected with nature as they learn to identify flora and fauna, ecology, geology, understand weather, and so much more. They will develop independence and confidence as they learn outdoor skills including navigation, fire starting, wildlife tracking, bird watching, and survival skills. The Young Naturalist series will make youth more aware about nature, what is happening around them in terms of climate change and what role they can play as the caretakers of the planet.


Cost $69/day

Prices are payable by session and are inclusive of taxes. If the program has already started, contact us for pro-rated prices.

Programs do not run on statutory holidays; prices are adjusted accordingly.

Sibling discounts and payment plans are available. Please contact us:

  • Every day at Scugog Nature School will bring new experiences and look different from the last. Weekly themes and a basic schedule will help guide each day’s learning.

    Group size will be a maximum of 20 (ages 9-13) students with two qualified educators. Each day will start and end with circle time to set intentions and reflect on learnings. A sample “schedule” may be as follows:

    8:30am – 9:00am
    Drop off
    9:00am – 9:30am
    Opening Circle and theme introduction
    9:30am – 12:00pm*
    Theme-related programming (games, experiments, guided activities, etc.)
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    1:00pm – 3:00pm*
    Theme-related Adventure of the Day (hiking, fort building, site exploration, etc.)
    3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Closing Circle and reflection
    3:30pm – 4:00pm
    Pick up

    *snack time will occur mid-way through programming blocks

  • We are located on over 300 spectacular acres along the shores of Lake Scugog. Our property includes cedar groves, old growth hardwood forests, a meadow and protected wetlands including a vibrant swamp and more than 1,000 feet of beautiful shoreline. It is an ideal setting for children to interact with the natural world, and although most of our time is spent outdoors, we do have a variety of indoor spaces available as needed.

    Our home base, The Old Barn, is where the day will always start and end with circle time, where lunch is had and where self-guided play is enjoyed. The Old Barn also houses the Nature Museum, a place to display all collected finds from throughout the day at Nature School.

    The Old Barn
    Nature Museum

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