“This program is everything I have been looking for for the last two years.”

Nature Academy

An outdoor school for hands-on science, wilderness skills, gardening, and child-led nature exploration. At Nature Academy, we study the earth, care for the land, and play in the wild!

Hosted at the Cedar Haven Eco-Centre.

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Program Overview

“I can’t say how pleased I was with this program. Everything from the setting, to the staff, to the programming was great.”

Why Nature Academy?

Nature Academy encourages ecological literacy, identity and responsibility through immersive nature education to foster healthy relationships with the earth that last a lifetime.

“A great balance of crafts, stories, play, lesson, and nature immersion.”


Nurturing curious minds to know, love and care for our natural neighbourhoods.

“We feel this is a good pairing to their public education and want to foster a love for the outdoors.”

Integrated Education

We believe Nature Academy can be integrated into your child’s education, no matter where they are the rest of the week.

Not sure how to make it work? Let’s chat.

“We have always wanted to send our kids to a program like this but finances and location have always been a barrier. We were thrilled when you launched this program.”

Details & Registration

Update: Spring Term 2021 will only run for 10 weeks.

1. Find your class

If your class is sold out or the available program day doesn’t work with your schedule, send us an email at nature.academy@arocha.ca. If there is enough interest, we will consider opening up another day of classes.

2. Purchase your ticket

Registering more than one child? Enter promo code FAM15 for a 15% discount on your order!

3. Fill out the registration form

Registration Form

Each class considers the learning level and abilities at each age and is aligned with the Ontario Science Curriculum. If you believe your child would be better suited to a different class group, based on their learning level or to be paired with a friend or sibling, please inform us upon completing the registration form.

Any revenue that does not directly support this program goes to supporting our other amazing creation care initiatives at the Cedar Haven Eco-Centre.

“While he was attending nature school his attitude toward getting outside really became more positive. I think Nature Academy was such a great part of his week.”

Highlights from Last Term

“Our kids absolutely loved it…they gained skills, grew in confidence, made friends and really enjoyed the Cedar Haven farm and staff.”


If you’re looking for additional information, send us an email!

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