$480.00$5,500.00

Location: 154 McMinn Road, Rollingdam, NB
Ages: 6-11 (grades 1-5)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm (September – June)

Term 1: $2400 or $600/month  (September 7 – December 23)
Term 2: $3600 or $600/month  (January 10 – June 24)
Annual Payment $5500
2021/2022 Program options:
Part-time Enrichment Programs (1& 2 day/week options)
Thursdays: Earth Works
Fridays: Earth Art and Sound
ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Tuesday – Emergent Curriculum
Wednesday – Emergent Curriculum
Thursday – Earth Work Days
Friday – Expressive Arts

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SKU: Land-Based Learning and Wellness Category:

Description

Mission
Nature’s Backpack’s mission is to inspire passion for wellness and the outdoors by nurturing youth in transformational outdoor experiences while nurturing the mind, heart, and body. We achieve this through:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Mindful moments and expressive arts
  • Wilderness and naturalist skills
  • Interaction with elders and more

Vision
Nature’s Backpack Land-Based Learning and Wellness provides nature immersion and mentorship for children and community. We have designed an effective and fun holistic approach to the overall health and well-being of children. Our program offers a much-needed alternative to the formal indoor classroom setting, for ages 6-11.

What to Expect from Our Offerings:
We offer programs for all ages in Charlotte County, in all weather.

  • We will guide participants to dress and gear up for any weather condition in a way that is extremely affordable and mindful of the environmental/social impact of making these decisions.
  • Weather and the various forms “snow,” “rain,” “dirt,” etc. can have, reading the radar, sky, water, wind using the senses, mindfulness, and pattern recognition.
  • Mindfulness and focus on the present moment 
  • Elements: water, earth, fire, air, ether
  • Naturalist perspectives on plants, animals, insects, rocks, fungi, lichen, etc. 
  • Tracking 
  • Risk assessment and how to handle and mitigate hazards
  • Navigation 
  • Shelter building
  • Fire building
  • Carving and safe, practical knife skills (staff will assess for readiness)
  • Leadership skills and practice
  • Storytelling
  • Imaginative play with opportunities to share 
  • Meditation: developing safe space within to be alone, to find calm, to restore, quiet time
  • Yoga and qigong: the basics of time-tested practices that help balance the energy and mind
  • Self-expression: visual arts, writing, sounds, movement, performance
  • Forest bathing, Shin-rin Yoku
  • Local/regional history: geology, social (pre and post colonist) 
  • Gratitude practice
  • Deep listening: to the world around us, to each other, and to the Self

 Outcomes:

  • Global competencies that develop academic achievement and well being
  • Transformative: confidence, resilience, independence, interdependence
  • Improves academics: increase focus, attention, creativity, innovation, problem solving, critical
  • Thinking, passion to learn
  • Mental health benefits – widely revered as the best way to address and treat Nature Deficit Disorder, to minimize the symptoms of trauma, dissociation, ADHD, substance abuse, and many more symptoms of mental/emotional/spiritual disharmony.
  • Physical health – fitness, agility, balance, coordination, stress, energy, inflammation
  • Environmental awareness and stewardship
  • Healthy relationships with others and with Self
  • Mindfulness, consideration of others, and compassion

 

Additional information

Payment Options

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