Centering children, play and curiosity through unhurried time on the land.

Summer 2021

Be a part of our opening programs!

Summer Program

Our daycamps run from July 5 to Aug 20 at the Farm and Forest School for children ages 4 to 12 years old.

Each day follows the children’s play and curiosity, and includes a hike out, play on the land, and an opening and closing circle. Days may include building swings, slacklines and obstacle courses, gardening, painting murals, sculpting clay and outdoor imaginative play in all weather, rain or shine.

After you have registered more details will be shared about our staggered drop-off and pick-up. Children can be screened and dropped off with an educator at 8:30 in the NCC P2 parking lot, or screened and dropped off at 9am at the Out to Play site. The trail from parking at the NCC P2 parking lot to the Out to Play site is a 3 minute walk. Please allow yourself time for an unhurried transition with your children.

After registration families will receive a confirmation email that shares what to pack, from back-up gear to bigger than usual lunches. We work up an appetite playing outside! We’re looking forward to playing on the land together.

$355/week and $300/4 day week.


Due to COVID we have postponed our drop-in programs with the hope to start in the Fall 2021.
Pay what you can. Suggested donation $20.

Fall 2021

Wolf Program

A Farm and Forest School program open to ages 8-12. A full-day program that runs from 9am-3pm. Break the week up with a Wednesday on the land. Days will be rich in connection, social skills, movement, building, group projects and deep imaginative play. Children enrolled in the Wolf Program have the option of holding their space for the Winter 2022 session. $55/day.

Nearby Nature – South March Highlands

Urban Wild Spaces Family Program

A 6-week 2.5hr (9:30-12pm) Nearby Nature session for children and their grown-ups.

Families will gather and hike out together to explore, play, wander and connect. Storytime will gather us together for snack before we hike back.

Children of all ages are welcome (grown-ups of all ages too!)

Thursdays Sept 17-Oct 21 at Out to Play and Shirley’s Bay trail network
Oct 28-Dec 2 Location TBD

$30/day per family

Low Ratio

Offered both onsite at Out to Play Farm and Forest School and in Nearby Nature locations. Customized low ratio or 1:1 programs are priced according to how many staff are needed. Please email with some information about your child and we’ll take it from there.

Drop-In Program

Families with children of all ages are welcome to explore, gather for story, and hike out to play. This program is open to the public and pay-what-you-can. Advance registration and an online screening is required. Please take a look at our Parent Handbook to learn more about our approach to play and learning on the land.

Owl Program

A Farm and Forest School program open to children ages 2.5-4 years or 3-5 years and independently toileting. A half day program September to December that runs from 9am-12pm with a 5:1 ratio and two educators. Children enrolled in the Owl program have the option of holding their space into the Winter 2022 session. $30/day.

Fox Program

A Farm and Forest School program open to ages 4-10 years. A full-day program that runs from 9am-3pm with a 8:1 ratio, and two educators. Sessions are either September to December, or a shorter 6-week session ideal for new families. Children are welcome to enroll for 1-2 days each week. Enrolled children have the option of holding their space for the Winter 2022 session. $55/day.

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