Our summer program follows the same ethos of nature-rooted learning and curious exploration, that our seasonal program offers. Our summer days remain child-centered, and inquiry driven, with the focus on fun!
The low ratio setting is the perfect environment to recreate care free summer days, at an easy pace.
Everyday will be a little different from the one before and we will likely find ourselves creating art in the forest, baking in mud kitchens, fostering friendships and filling and spilling endlessly from the rain barrel.
Our educator team will be made up of the familiar faces that greet your children each weekday morning through the year, as well as our returning summer educators.
Frequently Asked questions
What does my child need to bring?
Be sure to pack at least 2 snacks and a lunch, appropriate gear, and sunscreen/bug spray. You'll receive a Welcome Email with more details closer to the program's start.
What are the qualifications of the educators?
The top qualities that all WCNP's educators share are: a caring and patient demeanor, dedication to learning and understanding each child's needs, the ability to continuously adapt and reflect on their approaches and a love of nature.
Our educator's backgrounds range from RECE, Forest Practitioner, BA in Psychology, and Montessori Teaching. To learn more about each educator, head to the "About Us" section on our website!
Where are you located?
1657 9th line, Carleton Place ON
Do you offer a payment plan?
We recognize costs of child summer programs can be a barrier to some families. Currently, we offer an option to split the total cost of your summer program into two installments.
We will also be offering some shorter commitment and lower cost options closer to the Summer for this 2023 season, so stay tuned!
Will there be other Summer 2023 programming?
Yes! Our half day Chickadee program for younger children as well as our "Branch Out" program will open for registration closer to the Summer season.