Pre-K

The outdoors offer safe and seasonal opportunities for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and activities!

These outdoor sessions will include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways and native plant forest areas to explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow!

Garden Nature Academy – Fall Session 

The outdoors offers a unique opportunity for your preschooler to explore through play, games, songs and activities! These outdoor sessions include time in our vegetable garden, as well as numerous pathways and native plant forest areas to explore. The small group sizes and our experienced nature educators help to create a nurturing and engaging environment for young children to learn, play and grow!

  • Dates: Tuesday’s for 12 weeks: from September 6 – November 8, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am to 11:30am
  • Age: 3 to 5 years
  • Fee: $250/members, $295/non-members (price is for full series)

Register: HERE or phone (250) 479-6162

Children love to explore our gardens while observing and experiencing nature. Together, we will engage in a series of nature activities. Each session includes a garden wander, sharing circle and story time. Bring a snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather.

Bring along your budding naturalist for a trek around the pathways, bridges and fields as we explore the creatures who call our gardens, woodlands and ponds their home. Each session will focus on a different nature friend and include adventure time to explore the many pathways throughout our space, story time and craft. Pack a snack and picnic blanket for story time and dress for the weather.

Story time can provide us all with time to enjoy our child/adult bonds while connecting with imaginary or real tales of adventure, silliness, and fun. Our HCP Kids programs also include the opportunity to enjoy Stories in the Shade within the wonderful gardens full of secret paths and hidden spaces where we can continue to make natural connections. We begin each session with garden time to connect with one another, observe the many creatures who support our gardens, then settle into a magical story location to enjoy a story together. These are exclusively outdoors where we enjoy the experience rain or shine. Bring along your snack and picnic blanket and dress for the weather.

Dates: Thursday’s June 30, July 14, 28, Aug 11, 2022

Time: 10:00 to 11:00am

Age: 2 to 6 years, plus parent/adult (siblings are welcome)

Fee: $10 members, $12.50 non-members per family/session

Register: Call  (250) 479-6162