Foresthood

Our Foresthood programs are designed to connect children to nature. Our programs are child-led and our curriculum is developed by observing child’s play – when themes emerge we use inquiry-based learning to develop knowledge or solutions. The children are encouraged to interact with nature with all of their senses, to develop socially, to build curiosities about the world around them, to find calm, to be physically active, to be stewards of the land and to be in nature in safe and age-appropriate ways.

Registration and Payment information: You can register and pay by credit card for all programs you are signing up for on our online registration page.

Foresthood Cancellation Policy: We require 30 days notice for cancellation to receive a refund in full. Cancellation 29-14 days prior to a program will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 13-7 days prior to a program will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be issued if cancellation is made within 6 days of a program. Program fees cannot be applied to other programs or sessions. To request a refund please contact lise@experiencemomenta.com.

In-service Days Online Registration opens Apr 6, 2020 for the 2020/21 school year

Starting in September! We are running full day programs on in-service days for Winnipeg, Pembina Trails, and St. James Assiniboia School Divisions! Programs take place at Woodhaven Community Centre, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The program is for children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Program Fee: $45.00 +GST per day 
* transportation can be provided from 984 Portage Ave $5.00, availability is is limited

 

Nature Club Online Registration (waiting list) Full for 2020/21 school year

Come join us! Program runs from Laura Secord School between 3:30 and 5:30 from Monday to Friday for children 4 – 11 years old. Whether one day a week or every day, we allow for flexible schedules and serve a healthy snack each program. Children lead staff on outdoor adventures around the Wolseley neighbourhood. An affordable after school program with ever-evolving activities. We hope to see you there! 

Program fees: $15.00 + GST per session

Foresthood for schools

A program for K to 6 students to engage, explore, and experiment in the natural environment. This weekly seven session program focuses on repeated access to the same natural space, making connections through storytelling, games, natural art, and guided outdoor adventure.

Our school-age classroom program aims to foster respectful relationships through kinship to peers and using the land as an educator. Enhancing natural learning processes, this program helps to support emotional and behavioural regulation in all types of learners. Connecting to local spaces and public parks helps our children become stewards by creating a deep and enduring relationship to the land and a wider community.

Contact us to book a program for your classroom

Foresthood Grants

Momenta’s Advisory Committee manages our Families for Families Foresthood Grants. Grants can be requested to subsidize the cost of Foresthood programming for families who find cost to be a barrier. Grant requests should be emailed to advisory@experiencemomenta.com.

Testimonials

Children receive many benefits from spending their formative years outside. Being outdoors provides diverse learning opportunities, … Health benefits arise from an environment that challenges physical ability, including fine and gross motor skills.
MacEachren, 2013
Risky active play is an important part of childhood risk doesn’t mean courting danger like skating on a half-frozen lake or sending a preschooler to the park alone. It means the types of play children see as thrilling and exciting, where the possibility of physical injury may exist, but they can recognize and evaluate challenges according to their own ability.
Tremblay, M. S, et. al, 2015