Scugog Nature School provides outdoor, inquiry-based learning to children ages 1 to 13. Through spontaneous outdoor play, children expand their understanding of math, science, art, language, and physical education while gaining confidence and self-esteem. Learning outcomes are based on real-time explorations and experiences rather than predetermined concepts.

We’re located in Nestleton, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Scugog with over 300 acres of the beautiful natural landscape to explore.

Programs

Little Sprouts – Ages 1-5 years with guardian | Monday, Friday mornings

Bumblebees – Ages 4-8 years | Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Minnows – Ages 4-8 years | Mondays (Half-day)
Herons – Ages 9-13 years | Thursdays
Young Naturalists – Ages 9-13 years | Series of Monthly Workshops

Summer Day Camp – Ages 4-13 years | July & August

PA Day Programs – Ages 4-13 years

March Break Camp – Ages 4-13 years

About Scugog Nature School

Imagine a classroom without walls, where the forest is your child’s playground. Trees, animals, and birds are not just characters of books, but our friends and teachers too.

Welcome to our Invisible School.

Learn more about a day at SNS

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3 weeks ago

Scugog Nature School
What a moment it was!!Our summer camp participants today discovered a cicada emerging from it's exoskeleton. Not only did we explore its exoskeleton but we also got the chance to see the cicada expanding its wings and fly off. It was such an incredible and fascinating moment for all of us. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Scugog Nature School
Our pollinators have a very important job to do, and today we had a chance to take an up-close look at some of them! 🦋🐝🐞🦟We used our nets to catch them and gently place them into a viewing container before releasing them a few moments later. We love seeing children “light up” when their curiosity is sparked and can’t wait for more discoveries this summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Scugog Nature School
Summer camp is a place where children can find the full expression of their self. At SNS, we believe in exploring the true potential of each child by building deep and meaningful connections with oneself, others and the natural environment. Even a simple activity such as painting rocks can unleash their inner creativity with children painting galaxies, islands, and infinity stones. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Scugog Nature School
Complete nature immersion is what our summer campers experienced this week at Scugog Nature School as they made fires, and shelters, listened to cicadas, chased bumblebees, swam in the lake, and played so many games that connect with nature. We can't wait for all the adventures waiting to happen throughout this summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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