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.

 

GROWE Registration Links

GROWE – PA Day Camp Community Christmas Connections

With Tara Carpenter and Jessica McGregor

January 2 - 3, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Stay in the spirit of Christmas while we make connections within our local community by finding out how we can help others. Special guests and loads of nature inspired crafts will keep the little ones excited even after the holidays!
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GROWE – PA Day Camp Winter Wild Survival

With Tara Carpenter and Jessica McGregor

January 20, 2020
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
Your little ones will learn all there is to know about surviving in the wilderness during winter. We will be constructing shelters, tracking animals, snowshoeing, drinking maple sap fresh from the maple tree, creating nature inspired crafts, and building fires.
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GROWE – March Break Camp Wild Wonderland

With Tara Carpenter and Jessica McGregor

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 Jessica McGregor

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 Jessica McGregor

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 Jessica McGregor

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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