Wild Child Programs are a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, a national and grassroots non-profit organization committed to protecting our environment, communities, and future.
Wild Child’s mission is to provide play based learning through repeated exposure to nature and PEI’s Wild Child Program encompasses 2 projects, Wild Child Nature Immersion and Wild Child Forest School. We also run some special projects whenever we get funding such as Pride ScOUTs, Roots and Shoots: a supportive space for gender creative kids and their caregivers (in partnership with PEERS Alliance), and Tales of Islandia (a nature-based Live Action Role Playing Game Program).
Ages: 3 to 13
Open to everyone
The goal of Forest Schools is to help children youth find inspiration, build self-confidence, and develop healthy self-esteem through skill development, hands on activities, and outdoor experiences. This is a social enterprise that operates as a fee for service, recreational program for children. The program provides opportunities for emergent and child led activities, including tool use and risky play, in natural setting over time. Wild Child Forest School offers programs for children from 3 to 13 years of age. They can be offered as half-day, full-day, Saturdays and week long summer camps depending on location.
For more information about PEI’s Wild Child Forest School Programs, please check out our programs page here.
Ages: 3 to 6
Open to daycares, preschools, kindergarten & Grade 1
Wild Child Nature Immersion program is designed to introduce young children to outdoor free play. Over three visits, an educator will brings fun environmental education to child care sites, and encourages staff and children to get outside, play games and engage in age appropriate activities. Through stories, crafts, games and exploration, children will get to know their corner of the woods. This program caters to ages 3 to 6 and is typically offered to daycares, early learning centres, preschools, kindergarten and Grade 1 classrooms. The program can be adapted to accommodate additional age groups, please contact your local Wild Child Office to see if Nature Immersion is a good fit.
Roots and Shoots: A supportive space for gender creative kids and their caregivers
Ages: 13 and under, and all caregivers (with trans kids of any age)
Tales of Islandia: A nature-based Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Game Program
Ages: 8 to 12