The p.i.n.e. project offers nature based programs that provide long-term mentoring experiences for children and youth in their home environment. These programs are almost entirely spent outside, only using indoor space for the most inclement weather, or for specific projects. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing!
A growing body of research is emphatically stating that children are happier, healthier, and developmentally superior (they learn better, quicker, retain more, and are more relaxed) when they spend consistent time in nature. We’ve seen the strongest, most resilient children develop when consistently exposed to nature and strong mentoring from a young age.
We integrate parents and siblings into the experience, with opening and closing circles, storytelling, and celebrations at important times of the year for our participants.
Fiery Foxes (Ages 7-9)
Fiery Foxes is a next step program to our Coyote Pups. In this class, we begin to really start using our skills to collect, create and learn through skill building! Where the Coyote Pups are adventurers and wanderers, the Foxes are builders and creators! We will be having plenty of adventures and wandering in nature to see what we find, however we’ll also be working on projects and using our hands to create with nature! It is suggested, though not mandatory that participants have been involved in some other form of p.i.n.e. programming to join this program.
Content may include, but is certainly not limited to:
- Fire by friction
- Working with tools
- Stewardship education
- Working with wood, stone, bone and fibres
- Using imported natural materials
- Journaling, reading assignments, research and home projects
- Much more!
Winter Session 2017: January 9th – March 10th, 2017
Spring Session 2017: April 3rd – June 9th, 2017
Locations & Times*:
|Kings Mill||1pm – 5pm|
|Taylor Massey Creek||1pm – 5pm|
*Check out our new-format Thursday Foxes program, Fiery Foxes: Adventure Out!
The year-round program is $1,150, although payment plans are available.
*Please note that the cost covers one program per week.*
Bursaries are an available option through the Best Day Ever Fund.
Fall Pre-registration (for those who were registered for the previous Spring session only):
Monday August 8th – Wednesday August 17th, 2016
Wednesday August 17th, 2016 and onward. Spaces are very limited so please register a.s.a.p. to reserve your spot.