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.

Preschool Program Online Registration

Our preschool program is suitable for children ages 3-6 who are ready for an independent program. At this age, we are pushing our comfort zones, learning to regulate our feelings, and find independence in our actions. We will gather to explore nature connection, foster our curiosity, and discover the wonder in everyday natural landscapes. 

Program Fee: $300.00 + GST 
Program Dates: Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, April 9 to June 25, 2020
Program Location: St Vital Park

In-service Days Online Registration

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: $40.00 +GST per day 
* transportation can be provided from 984 Portage Ave $5.00, availability is is limited

Upcoming Inservice Dates in 2020
January 31
March 13
April 17 (FULL)
May 4
June 12

Family Drop-in

Our drop-in program is for all of your children, but especially your little ones. Come join us for a morning of connection, adventure, and storytelling. Bring your lunch to enjoy a relaxing in the forest and discovering the wonder in nature

Program Fee: $15.00 (includes GST) payable by cash/cheque/etransfer to admin@experiencemomenta.com
Program Dates: Thursday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, April 9 to June 25, 2020
Program Location: St Vital Park

Nature Club Online Registration

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: $12.00 + GST per session

Junior Leader Program Online Registration

Our junior leader program helps to extend the connection of youth 11 years old and up who participate in foresthood programs. Combining in-depth reflection and skill building sessions with leadership opportunities and mentorship roles at our inservice days, this program is designed to help guide the transition into adolescence and foster connection to a wider community of support.

Program Fee: $150.00 + GST
Program Dates: Every second Tuesday, 5:30 to 8:30, April 7 to June 23, 2020
Program Location: Assiniboine  Park

Spring break camp 2020 Online Registration

Join us for a week of full-day programming during spring break! We will explore the natural enviroment and engage our senses with games, nature crafts, skill building, and free play. One snack a day is included. Please pack an extra big lunch for your active explorer! 

Program Dates: March 30 – April 3, 2020, 9am to 4pm
Program Location: Woodhaven Community Club, Winnipeg, MB
Program fees: $225.00 + GST 
Registration deadline: March 1, 2020

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