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Where nature and creativity come to play

We are a bilingual outdoor learning experience serving the Ottawa-Gatineau (NCR) communities in Chelsea, Quebec for over 50 years! We strive to create a community of resilient, active children, empowered by valuing, enjoying and being curious about their natural and social surroundings.

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Chelsea Forest School is a beautiful part of my kids' childhood! Forest School Day is my son's highlight of the week. Most mornings he looks out of his window and regardless if it rains, snows or the sun is shining, he declares that we have perfect forest school weather and that he should be able to go more often during the week. We have had kids in different forest school programs for the past 5 years and even though my oldest daughter was already in grade 5 when she attended, she loved the freedom to explore, create, climb, and relax in a marvelous setting just as much as her younger brothers. I notice how the kids learn to take calculated risks in nature and are confident in making good decisions outdoors. The teachers are calm and patient and always have kind words to share about each child during pick-up, and my son has remarked that he feels understood.

Esther Shoemaker, PhD.

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