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.


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

Bumblebees – Ages 4-8 years | Mondays, 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

Coyotes Nature Club – Ages 6-13 years | Tuesday afternoons

Survival Day Workshop – November 5th

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.

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When given the time and space to explore their curiosity, children will always find magic. We recently witnessed our nature school participants started making music spontaneously during their free play in the forest. Since it is getting quieter in the forest now, it was nice to listen to some rhythms being played by children as they were exploring their inner creativity. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our new program is for all those who are looking for something to build their child's nature connection outside their regular school hours. Coyotes Nature Club is an after-school program for budding outdoor enthusiasts. Join us to explore nature’s wonders in the evenings: crepuscular animals, sunset tracking, survival skill-building, stargazing, and more. Coyotes Nature Club runs on Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 6:30pm, beginning on October 4, 2022. Join the fun at ... See MoreSee Less
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Grab your PA Day plans by the horns (or antlers) and transform them into a day of fun in nature! Tomorrow, September 30, is a PA Day for TLDSB families. Join us for lots of fun, adventures, and learning by visiting ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey 👋 TLDSB parents! We’ve got just the place for your child (age 4-13) to spend their PA Day tomorrow, September 30, 2022! Join us for a day of fun and exploration in nature! Visit to join the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Bumblebees are practicing learning from the land and building a connection with it as they harvested grapes🍇 and made grape jelly with it. Throughout this process, not only did they learn about sourcing their own food but also about ethical harvesting since many animals are dependant on these grapes. They also realized that buck thorn whose berries look similar to grapes is not edible as well as an invasive species, which is taking over our forest. As a result, they are automatically motivated to do something to be better caretakers of the land. ... See MoreSee Less
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