Trailblazers Forest Play

Outdoor After School Program

Record #: TOK0010
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018
Last Full Update: 12 Feb 2018


Located In Kentville
Where To Find Us
The Recreation Hub
800 West Main St
Kentville, NS
Areas Served Kentville


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Phone (902) 679-2540

Description & Services

Information Kids in Trailblazers gain confidence and competence to play outside more often on their own with their friends. Trailblazers Forest Play brings children closer to nature. Trailblazers Forest Play takes place at The Gorge and is for students in Primary to Grade 5. Children meet their Trailblazers leaders at Kings County Academy (KCA) and walk up together to where the sidewalk ends to find adventure and learning in the woods. Trailblazers is 100% outdoors, in the forest, regardless of the weather. The children get wet and muddy. Many parents anticipate this by putting a blanket down in the back seat for when they come to pick up their children. We have limited space in each session. Visit our website to view current and upcoming sessions! Pre-registration is required. There is No Cost for this program. Goals for Trailblazers:
  • to increase children’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in the outdoors
  • to increase children’s connection to nature
  • to develop judgement, creativity, and problem-solving skills through safe, healthy risk-taking
  • to have fun in the outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • to encourage families to get outdoors together beyond Trailblazers
What you will need:
  • water bottle, with water... for drinking
  • clothes to suit the weather e.g. hat, a warm sweater, water-proof raincoat & pants
  • boots or shoes
Healthy snacks are provided. Activities may include:
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Animal tracks/pellet counts
  • Reading weather
  • Building bird nests
  • Shelter building
  • Camp craft
  • Fire building
  • Fishing
  • Team Building activities
  • Snowshoeing (in the winter)
  • Unstructured outdoor play
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 12 year(s)
Dates Check our website for current and upcoming sessions being offered!