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 | Tuesday, 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

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