Home Learners Program

Welcome to our unique program selection for home learning networks! Whether you are a homeschool parent or group teacher, these garden based nature programs are filled with curriculum rich learning experiences for your child. We offer full day, drop in and series programs. In addition to the program listed below, our many SCHOOL PROGRAMS are also available to book for your group. If you are interested in having us design something for your needs, please reach out to us at [email protected] .

Plant Connections: HCP Home Learners Garden Discovery Program

Home Learners are invited to join us every Thursday for a full day of land based outdoor learning in our gardens and surrounding woodland areas.  This is an opportunity to spend time with other home learning families to get active, explore, study, and care for plants and their garden neighbours.  Register for the full year, go half time, or drop in options available.

Date:  Thursday’s, Sep 15, 2022 to June 01, 2023

Time:  9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ages: 5-14+ years

Fees:  Year long program (30 weeks $50 registration fee is included $1350)

            Half Enrollment (15 weeks $50 registration fee is included $800)

            Drop In (one-time $50 registration fee)
Drop In (returning $55/day)

REGISTER ONLINE or call 250 479 6162

HCP Home Learners’ Drop In Program

Bird Migration (5 – 14 years)

This unique drop in opportunity provides some garden time where we will be focusing on support for our local overwintering birds as we tend the space. We will also have a special guest from Rocky Point Bird Observatory take us on a bird walk and talk about our migratory birds. This will be a part of our non-instructional day camp series featuring this special focus suited to your child’s interests. There are very limited spaces available for this day.

Date: Friday, Sep 23, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Fees: $40

REGISTER ONLINE or call 250 479 6162

Backyard Birds (5 -14 years)

Children are curious about birds, their behaviours, calls, and food choices. Join us for an interactive time in our garden spaces as we explore the engaging world of birds together. We will learn about their lifecycle, habitats, and foods while gaining confidence to recognize them by their unique behaviours, sizes and colourings.

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Fee:   $25

REGISTER ONLINE or call 250 479 6162

HCP Home Learners’ Drop In Program

Habitat Series

Calling all home learners! HCP is excited to offer a program just for you! Come explore the different habitats in and around the gardens while connecting to other home learners in your community. Through hands-on activities, games, and crafts, we will discover the many plants and animals that live in neighbouring wetlands, forests, meadows, and of course, a backyard garden! Please note, this is a drop-off program. See you at The Gardens!

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