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K.I.W.I. – Little Rougers Club

Register today for our FALL 2020 Session 

Start Date:  September 19

Turn off the Saturday morning cartoons and come and join us for a morning of discovery in the Rouge! This program will introduce young children to the Rouge Valley through the concepts of adventure-play, exploration, nature games, and story-telling. Each session will help kids foster self-discovery & a sense of wonder about the natural world.

Little Rougers Club is a drop-off program, every Saturday morning for 6 weeks

Programs runs from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. 

Ages 4 – 8

Cost: $100

K.I.W.I. – Adventure Club!

Register today for our FALL 2020 Session

Start Date:  September 26

Inspired by the great fictional adventurers Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer, we will explore the amazing trails of Rouge Park, in an afternoon of fun and wonder!

Mixed in with all that fun, kids will have the opportunity to build character, knowledge of self and peers, as well as a deep connection to the natural environment

The Adventure Club is a drop-off program, every Saturday afternoon for 6 weeks.

Program runs from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.,

Ages: 9 – 15

Cost: $100

K.I.W.I – Valley Baby! 

Register today for our FALL 2020 Session

Program Start Date:  September 14

Moms, Dads or caregivers at home with the little ones? Come enjoy a morning in the Rouge Valley! Introduce yourself and the baby to the beauty of Rouge Valley.

Valley Baby meets every Monday morning for six weeks

Program runs from 9:45 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.,

Ages: 1 – 3 years old (accompanied by parent(s) or caregiver)

Cost: $65 (additional siblings $15)

K.I.W.I. – For Homeschoolers: Rooted In the Rouge

Register today for our WINTER 2020 Session

Program Start Date:  JANUARY 9

Homeschoolers, join us for an afternoon of exploration and discovery in Rouge Park! This program offers your kids the opportunity to be physically active while discovering the natural environment of the Rouge. Activities will help build character and leadership skills, and allow for creative expression as we deepen environmental awareness and respect.

Rooted In the Rouge meets every Thursday afternoon for six consecutive weeks

Program runs from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages: 5 -12

Drop-off or Parent-and-child

Cost: $95 for first child (additional siblings $85)

K.I.W.I. Discovery Day Trips for Students: 

Awaken, Cultivate, Reconnect!

Book Today for Your Choice of Dates!

Teachers: Reconnect your students to nature on a K.I.W.I. Discovery Day trip! In our half-day (3 hours) program, students will be immersed in nature on a journey of discovery in Rouge Park. Program is available year round.

K.I.W.I. programs are all about “learning without learning”. What we provide is nature experience programming that will deeply impact your students and send them off on a journey of discovery about the things they will see, hear, feel and experience while at K.I.W.I.

By creating enthusiasm, and focusing attention while providing a direct experience with nature, a day at K.I.W.I. will create opportunities for your students to be inspired by the natural environment and to share their experiences. 

Cost: $5.00 per student. Minimum charge of $100.

Teachers — curious about how to connect nature experience to your classroom curriculum? Read more about making the connection here.

K.I.W.I. – B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Camp)

Book Today For Your Choice of Summer 2020 Dates

Calling all summer camp directors! Green up your summer camp with the ultimate K.I.W.I. outdoor nature experience. Whether you’re a church, community organization, daycare, rec centre or any other organization running a camp this summer, bring your kids out to the Rouge for some adventure-play. In our half-day (3 hours) adventure program, your campers will explore the awesome trails of Rouge Park. It will be a day of outdoor fun they’ll never forget.

Cost: $5.00 per student. Minimum charge of $100.

K.I.W.I. Weather Policy

K.I.W.I. programs are conducted entirely outdoors and will proceed rain, snow or shine. Please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather as we will be outdoors for all activities. A wise man once said: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

In the case of severe inclement weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms & lightning, snowstorms or high winds over 45 km per hour, we will advise of any session cancellations. Adventures cancelled due to extreme weather will be rescheduled where possible. 

Please remember to check the daily weather forecast, pop your head outside your door and dress your child appropriately. If you have any questions please contact us.

Please click here to read a wonderful article on the benefits of children playing in so-called “bad” weather. 

Weather is our friend…there is no need to fear:-)

Let’s Play Safe

Rouge Park is a a safe and fun place to visit. To ensure that your child has the best experience possible, please consider the following tips:

Dress for the Weather: Please remind parents to check the forecast for the day and dress children appropriately. All students should be wearing a hat, and appropriate footwear.

Insect Repellant: Mosquitoes and ticks will be active in the park. All participants should be wearing effective insect repellant. 

Be “Tick Smart”

 Inspect all of your child’s skin and clothing at the conclusion of each trip in the Rouge for any ticks that may be present. If you discover a tick remove it immediately 

Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants while in the park. 

More information on ticks is available here

Poison Ivy

Some plants aren’t as friendly as others, and Poison ivy is one of them! Poison ivy can be found in the park, and the old adage of “leaves of three, let it be”, is a wise tip to avoid coming in contact with this tricky plant.