Age: 3-5 | Time: 9am-12pm | Date: Mondays and/or Wednesdays
Location: Malcolm Knapp Research Forest 14500 Silver Valley Rd. Maple Ridge
Fill out the form below to register your child for Wild & Immersive’s Forest Preschool program. You can register for 1-day or 2-days per week. Registration is per month. Children must be fully potty trained to attend.
Please note the program does not run on the following dates: October 2, October 9, November 15, December 18- January 10, January 24, February 19, March 18- April 1, May 15, and May 20.
Outdoor Forest School Policies
Payment: Payment is due in full at time of registration. Failure to receive payment will result in the registration being cancelled. If you require financial assistance, you can apply to our Findlay Family Bursary Program.
Cancellation Policy: A lot of preparation and effort goes into planning our programs. Registrations can be cancelled with a minimum of 1 months notice. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied, and a refund for the remaining sessions, past the 1 month notice, will be provided.
Extreme Weather and Other Risks Policy: No refunds will be given for missed program days, including cancellations due to extreme weather or other situations that are out of our control. If a program is to be cancelled due to extreme weather or other risks, an email will be sent to all families by 8am the morning of the program.
Participant Information Form: A Participant Information form must be filled out by each participant and signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian. Any registrants who do not submit this form will not be able to attend. The form will be emailed to your prior to the start of the program, or can be downloaded on our website via the Parent Portal. A completed form must be sent to us prior to your child’s first day.
Illness Policy: There is zero tolerance for any child attending forest school while sick or exhibiting any communicable disease symptoms. If your child is ill, do not send them to forest school. If your child develops symptoms while at forest school, they will be separated from the group and sent home. Parents are required to do a communicable disease symptom assessment for their child before forest school each day.
What to Bring: Please be prepared! Events are outdoors and run in all weather conditions (unless the weather is a safety concern ie: winds, lightning). Please make sure all participants have appropriate clothing and footwear for all weather conditions (ie: waterproof clothing, running shoes, hiking shoes and/or boots, gloves, hats, and a change of clothes for after the activities). Inappropriate clothing and footwear may result in the participant sitting out. A more detailed packing list will be emailed to your prior to the start of the program, or can be downloaded on our website via the Parent Portal. Please remind your child to bring all their belongings home with them and label items in case they get left behind. Items not claimed within 30 days are donated.
Food and beverages are not provided. Please send your child with nutritious snacks and water. Due to allergies, please do not send items that contain NUTS or SHELLFISH.
Electronics and Personal Toys: Electronics and personal toys are prohibited at Wild & Immersive programs. If it is necessary for the child to have an electronic for safety reasons (ie: a cell phone), it must stay in the child’s bag during camp activities.
Arriving for Forest School: Please park in our public parking lot, and sign in your child at the Wild & Immersive cabin, 100m down the main road on the left side. The program drop off starts at 8:55am. The program ends at 12pm. Please make arrangements for your child to be dropped off and picked up at these times.
Washrooms: The washroom for our programs is an outdoor porta potty. Please ensure you’ve discussed using a porta potty with your child and they are comfortable with this. If needed, walk with your child over to the porta potty before the start of camp so they can become familiar with it.
Participation and Behavior: The safety of each individual in the program is of the utmost importance. Wild & Immersive has a ZERO tolerance policy for any participants displaying actions with intent to hurt themselves or others, threats, negative or derogatory terms, physical or verbal violence. Participants will be sent home immediately if they display this type of behaviour at forest school.
If dismissed from the program, the parent/guardian accepts any costs associated with the dismissal. No refund will be granted for any registrant who is dismissed from a program. Refunds will not be granted to registrants who refuse to participate in the programs.
By registering your child for this program, you are acknowledging that you have read and agree with the above policies.