The Questies program is designed for young forest explorers up to the age of 5.
This program provides a safe and exciting outdoor learning environment for the Questies, where they can explore nature, engage in structured learning activities, have super fun free play and earn badges along the way!
Children learn best through exploration and discovery.
Questies will engage in hands-on activities that promote scientific inquiry and creativity. Our curriculum is centred around outdoor activities that allow children to explore and interact with their natural surroundings, and incorporates the BC Early Learning Framework.
We have a variety of outdoor learning activities and objectives, such as forest sensory engagement, pattern recognition and building, fort building area, and plant identification to name a few.
In addition to exploration, we also offer structured learning activities that support your child's cognitive and social development. Our trained instructors lead small-group lessons that focus on topics such as plant and animal identification, environmental conservation, and teamwork skills.
These lessons are designed to be engaging and age-appropriate, with plenty of opportunities for children to ask questions and share their observations.
Our program has ample time for children to engage in unstructured play, where they can use their imagination, develop their social skills, and build physical strength and coordination.
Children aged 1 to 5 years, who are able to walk independently, who love the outdoors or are seeking more exposure to age appropriate outdoor time.
The 2023 Summer Season invites explorers up to 8 years old!
Join the Summer Season July 7 to August 25
Fridays 9am to 12pm
or the Fall Season September 5 to December 15
Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm
Choice of 2, 3 or 5 days/week
9:00 – Drop off begins
9:15 – Check in, land acknowledgement and share plan for the morning
9:30 – Adventure into the trails
9:45 - Free Exploration
10:00 - Structured Learning
11:00 – Snack Time and Reflection to inform our next adventure
*snack provided by family
11:25 – Forest Story then Free Play
11:45 – Give Thanks to the forest and people before us
11:50 - Pick up begins
12:00 – Home time!
Burnaby Mountain Park, Deer Lake Park, Confederation Park, Burnaby Lake Park, and more! Check your season schedule for where we'll be.
Rain or shine
We are 100% outdoors! If the weather is safe then we will be exploring, and splashing in puddles along the way.
Please ensure your child has appropriate rain & sun gear.
Still have Questions about Questies?
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