The School Outdoors
An Alternative to Full-Time In-Class Education
Our newly launched "The School Outdoors" program will offer your children a full service alternative to In-School education. Our staff team is made up of Qualified Teachers, Montessori trained Instructors, experienced field instructors and guides. Our all-inclusive program inlcudes pre-care and after-care.
Our daily schedule will be divided into 4 learning blocks that include: Outdoor Exploration and Learning, Outdoor Physical Education, Personal Creative Projects and Distance Education/ Home School Support.
Outdoor Exploration and Learning – 90 Min./ Day
1 instructor to 15 Students
Outdoor Play Based Learning will ensure your child(ren) are developing the social skills they would normally acquire in a general classroom environment while deepening their relationship with the natural environment.
We will be outdoors in the rain, snow and sunshine as long as it is deemed safe by our field experts.
Personal Creative Projects – 90 Min./ Day
1 Instructor to 15 Students
Students will be coached through the creative process to create a meaningful and personal creative project. Students will have choices of creative writing (Scripts, Short Stories, Comics), Acrylic Painting, Wood Working, Stop Motion Animation and other creative ideas.
Outdoor Physical Education – 90 Min./ Day
1 Instructor to 15 Students
Our Outdoor Phys. Ed. Program puts a specific emphasis on skill acquisition and skill development in outdoor recreational activities such as; Archery, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Yoga, Fitness, Individual Sports (Badminton, Mini-Golf), Mountain Biking and lots more.
Distance Education Support – 75 – 90 Minutes/ Day
1 Instructor to 7 Students
Each day, our instructors will support your child(ren) with their School Board directed distance learning or Home School Assignments in small groups. Additional support can be given during before and after care periods if requested by parents. Students will be required to bring their own device.
Our daily schedule
Registration Information and Rates
Fees are $47 per day and includes 1 hour of Pre-Care and 30 minutes of After Care
Registrations must be made for the full Fall season (September 14 – December 18. ) We will evaluate the community interest for a Winter Term by October 1, 2020.
Wednesdays and Thursdays are being reserved for students who are Home Schooling or participating in On-Line learning from their school board.
Friday's are reserved for students who are attending school the rest of the week.
Payments will be processed prior to each month based on your registration criteria.
Unfortunately we must apply the full fee regardless of attendance.
Fees will not be charged for holidays or closures deemed necessary for the health of Mansfield Outdoor Centre Employees.