by Jay Young, Principal of Carp Ridge Forest School Programs

A new year of the Learning Centre’s Homeschoolers Wilderness Program starts the week of January 9th, 2012.

We currently have spots open for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The same rates and duration of programming apply as our Fall session ($35/day, or $420/session for 12 weeks).  Families can sign up through sending in the registration form below or contact us at 613-839-1179, or email info@carpridgelearningcentre.ca

Parents can also inquire about Forest Preschool and Kindergarten programming — we often have spots opening up regularly throughout the year. Our staff, Chad, Sara and Heather are pretty amazing with the children~ come and take a tour!

REGISTRATION FORM download (pdf format)

About the Forest School Programs: Carp Ridge Learning Centre offers outdoor-based nature education programs for children using a holistic approach to skill-based activities and learning.

While working in small groups, we connect participants to nature exploring the local wildlife, forest land and trails at Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre. Focusing on outdoor awareness & safety, leadership development, and physical & emotional well being, our facilitators also engage the group in sustainable practices.

Forest preschool, and kindergarten are closed as of Fri, Dec. 23rd, resuming Mon, Jan. 9th, 2012.

Our Families & Friends in Nature Sunday Walks start on January 8th in the new year. They are hosted by Martha Webber, a well-known local naturalist and champion of the Carp Ridge Forest. Check our website for more.

AND ~ OMG, THE TENTS ARE FINALLY HERE!
It’s been a bit of an ordeal getting to this point, but we’re now in the middle of erecting two woodstove-heated, insulated tents to be used as rustic classrooms for Learning Centre and EcoWellness Centre programs! One went up last week, and we hope to have the stoves installed by the beginning of the January 2012 Forest School programming. Stay tuned for more!

And don’t forget, you can rent out the Learning Centre for group weekend retreats and meetings. The building has many amenities and offers a relaxing setting for people wanting to meet in a place surrounded by nature.  Contact us at 613-839-1179, or email info@carpridgelearningcentre.ca for info.