Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

The cost per day is $30. If your child is attending once a week for 12 weeks the cost for the term would be $360 (the length of terms will vary). Most families pay before the start of each term but other payment schedules can be arranged. We understand that outdoor programs are not right for every child and some children find time away from family hard. If, after the first two sessions, you find the program is not a good fit we are happy to offer a refund for the remaining weeks. After the initial settling in period of two weeks, if you can no longer attend the program we require one months paid notice. 

How long is a session?

Each session is 3 hours long. 

What does a typical day look like?

For our younger students: our day begins at the drop off location (the parking area closest to the bathrooms at Colliery Dam and the top of the stairs off of Rock City Rd at Linley Valley). From there we wander to one of our nature classroom spaces, where the children are free to play or engage in the activities offered by the staff. At about the halfway point, we come together for snack (each child brings their own) and stories. We take this time to share tea (provided by us) and conversation. After snack we usually wander to another area of the park for more play and exploration. 

Our homeschool programs are student led and therefore do not always follow this schedule. 

Can we come for a visit to see if the program is a good fit for our family?

Yes, please contact us in advance to arrange a suitable time. 

Can my child receive childcare funding or subsidy for this program?

No, as an outdoor education program we do not qualify for any government funding. 

Can I use my homeschool funding for your homeschool programs?

Yes, some homeschool programs allow families to use their government funding to pay for our programs. 

For more information download our handbooks below:

What to bring to Forest Kids

Safety Handbook