Natural, Holistic and Fun Adventures
creating a deep and personal relationship between our children and the natural world
Little Knapsack club is a child-led play and exploration in nature program for kids. The children will learn to use their senses to experience the outdoor environment. Nature becomes their teacher in building sustainable relationships with the world around them.
Our heart is permaculture and we are inspired by Forest School, Waldorf and Coyote Mentoring philosophies. We honour traditional indigenous management practices and its legacy to permaculture. While some aspects of the learning will be structured, the children are encouraged to participate through an emergent, child-directed and play-based curriculum.
We aim to facilitate environmental, social and cultural healing, without restricting the children’s free thinking with strict concepts or ideals. Through fostering a connection with food, the seasons, animal care, the environment, local traditions and culture – The kids learn to cultivate a sense of reverence for the Earth and all of life. We help the children stay curious and gain confidence as they discover the natural world for themselves. Our intent is to share the most powerful knowledge held within the teachings of our environment.
We alternate and meet between Colony Farm Regional Park, Minnekhada Regional Park and a beautiful local Blueberry Farm which are on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the of the Coast Salish people.
They are all peaceful nature sanctuaries. They provide an important wildlife habitat for many bird species and various animals. The network of quiet trails is a great place to watch for wildlife. There are countless adventures to be had in the surrounding open fields, hedgerows and wetlands forest, marsh and rocky outcrops with the comfort of toilet facilities.