Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education (GROWE)

 

GROWE offers interpretive hikes and nature themed programs to schools, groups, families, corporate groups, and individuals, all at Five Oaks. They can cater to any desired program duration from 2.5 hours to multiple day excursions. Participants will learn plant, tree, and bird identification while hiking the Carolinian Forest surrounding the heritage Grand River. The variety of programs range from Winter Survival, Night Safari, Wild Teas, and Nature’s Connection. GROWE also facilitates outdoor school, school break and summer camps for youth at Five Oaks.

 

*Special Program Announcement*

GROWE will be holding a special day camp on Tuesday January 21 to cover the GEDSB and BHNCDSB School Strikes. Enroll your child for the day! Spaces still available.

https://fiveoaks.secure.retreat.guru/program/growe-outdoor-school-strike-coverage

 

GROWE Registration Links

GROWE Outdoor School – Winter 2020 – Eagles

With Tara Carpenter, Laurel Grieve and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

January 15 - March 11, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Come GROWE with us…outdoors!
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GROWE Outdoor School – Winter 2020 – Acorns

With Tara Carpenter, Laurel Grieve and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

January 15 - March 11, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Come GROWE with us…outdoors!
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GROWE – March Break Camp Wild Wonderland

With Tara Carpenter and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

March 16 - 20, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Release your wild child to explore nature with us in a fun and educational way. Children will be exploring, making new friends and learning about nature in an interactive way by doing nature inspired crafts and games of exploration.
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GROWE – PA Day Camp Spring into the Forest

With Tara Carpenter and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

April 24, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Let’s explore the forest for all the fun we can find. We will be hiking, tree climbing and create nature inspired crafts. The forest is exploding with life in the spring and we will go on a treasure hunt to find what is springing to life.
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GROWE – PA Day Camp Pollinator Gardening

With Tara Carpenter and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

June 5, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
The GROWE Kids will be helping local pollinators while having fun planting a pollinator garden with Vanessa Bees! Be a part of a citizen science bio blitz searching for Monarch butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis.
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GROWE – PA Day Camp Wild Water World

With Tara Carpenter and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

June 26, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
This will be a day of water play and exploration. Dip netting and dam building in the creek, making mud pies in the outdoor kitchen and swimming in our pool with two certified lifeguards will be a great way to start your child’s summer.
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GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp – Tubing the Grand Adventure

With Tara Carpenter, Jessica McGregor and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

August 4 - 7, 2020
Five Oaks Centre
If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. Follow the link to read more about this week's fun, nature-inspired theme. […]
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GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp – Girl Empowerment

With Tara Carpenter, Jessica McGregor and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

August 10 - 14, 2020
Five Oaks Centre
If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. Follow the link to read more about this week's fun, nature-inspired theme. […]
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GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp – Survival Camp

With Tara Carpenter, Jessica McGregor and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

August 17 - 21, 2020
Five Oaks Centre
If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. Follow the link to read more about this week's fun, nature-inspired theme. […]
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GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp – Forest School Camp

With Tara Carpenter, Jessica McGregor and Ben Didomizio-Gilingwater

August 24 - 28, 2020
Five Oaks Centre
If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. Specifically for ages 3-6. Follow the link to read more about this week's fun, nature-inspired theme. […]
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