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Muddy Boot Prints

Out and about adventures is an outdoor, early learning program for ages 4-6. We meet once a week to build, explore, learn and play together outdoors. Children will be given the opportunity to explore and learn through the natural world. We play rain or shine!”

We value those who have connected with and cared for this land and acknowledge that our programs take place on unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations

Mission Statement:

Out and About Adventures is an urban out-door, early learning program based on the philosophies of Forest School but modified to work in an urban park setting. Children will be given the opportunity to connect with nature and each other through repeated visits to the same natural space. This allows the children to play in an ever changing playground that always presents new opportunities for play and exploration. We are a child-directed, play based program where children are viewed as capable, curious individuals. We believe that when children are given the time and space to play in the outdoors, truly amazing learning can happen.


Our Vision:

The natural world provides us with a calm amidst our urban lives; a place to breathe, room to move, and freedom to explore at one’s own pace. Through participating in ‘Out and About Adventures’, children are given the chance to get to know the natural places in their city and form a relationship with the natural world through repeated visits to the same natural space. Our hope is, that as these children grow they will come to value and care for the natural world as an important part of their life experience.

Introducing our new program for school age children! Ages 7-12

This program takes place at Jericho Beach Park. Classes are 3 hours a day. Participating children can attend independently, without a caregiver. Each class is led by two facilitators and has space for 10 children (ages 6-12).  This program will be child-led with opportunities for building, exploratory play/learning, games and forming a connection with the natural world.

*PLEASE NOTE* Classes for this program meet at the big willow tree close to the concession stand and the paid parking lot. Activities take place at the beach, forest, and field locations of the park. Before attending, please make sure to read our recommendations on what to wear/bring as well as program policies which can be found on our resource page.

Fall Programming:  September 14th-December 15th

6-9 year olds:  Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm with Laurie and Cassie.

10-12 year olds:  Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm-4pm with Laurie  and Cassie..

Registration is now open!  Get the registration form here.