Forest School

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Join our Blossoming @ The Farm community for a year long Wild + Free Forest School experience. Together Blossoming @ The Farm staff and our land will engage in child honoring, place-based, emergent learning with a group of multi aged students. This program will be held in “Forest Camp'; settled in the Southern corner of Mary’s Farm and Sanctuary, adjacent to the Goldstream Estuary, old growth forests and the animal family of the farm. The opportunities for collaborative exploration, nature art, scientific discovery, equine encounters and gardening are abundant. Perhaps the offering most valuable is that we believe in sustained time for wild and free play, loose parts, storytelling and deep connection.

This is an outdoor based program with the flexibility of indoor shelter when needed. A list of needed clothes will be included in your registration package.

Program Details:
Ages: 7-14
Date: September 15, 2017 – June 22, 2018
Days: Fridays
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: $800/Yr

 

 

Barn Buddies After School Program

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Spend time after school with Blossoming at The Farm staff! Your children will have opportunities for safe and up close encounters with all the animals that call the sanctuary their home. The time with the animals will include care and simple grooming, as well as lots and lots of love exchanges. There will be nature play, group games, art opportunities, as well as a collaborative snack and conversation time.

Program details:

Wednesday 3:15-4:45 pm
Ages: 7-12
Start date: Wednesday September 13, 2017
End date: Wednesday June 20, 2018
Location: Gather at the barn and go from there
Special Considerations: Dress for the weather, there will be a simple snack provided. Closed toed shoes are a must please!
Cost: $60 a month

 

Sister Herd

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This is a group program for female youth that may be experiencing social anxiety, depression or isolation, and may or may not be currently attending school.

From September 12th 2017 through June 26 2018, the group will spend Tuesdays from 10am-3pm immersed in the beauty of nature, animals, art, and mindful being at Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary.

A strong emphasis is placed on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for each girl to thrive.

Program Details:
Age: 15-18
Dates: Tuesdays, throughout the school year
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Investment: Full 10 month program costs are: $3500 (which may be paid in (10) monthly installments of $350)

Please note: This group will have a maximum of 10 participants and will need a minimum of 5 for the program to run.

Therapeutic Sessions

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We offer private therapeutic support sessions for children and youth immersed in nature, art and animals. Each client’s interests, unique strengths and opportunities are honored.

In line with the Sanctuary’s core values of respect, belonging and connection, clients are support as they explore their goals, build new skills and develop self confidence.

Sessions are $60/hr or $80/hr with horses.

Behavior Intervention

 

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We offer one on one support that targets complex social, emotional and behavioral opportunities. We provide play and nature based social and behavioral interventions to support a child’s self regulation and connection with themselves and others.

Details:
Sessions booked Mon – Fri 9-5
We suggest weekly 1-1.5hr sessions
Cost: $60/hr
$80/ hr – with horses