Into the Wild

The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades K to 5. Led by a qualified forest play instructor, your children will learn all about Banff's flora and fauna, try their hand at animal tracking, outdoor cooking, crafting and more! This year Into the Wild participants will call the newly renovated and cozy Rundle Cabin their home base.  

Note: participants will be outdoors for the majority of the program hours. Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for all weather conditions.

Program Hours

NEW! Kindy program
Fridays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1 - 5
Mondays to Fridays from
3 - 5:45 p.m.
Grades 1 - 5
1/2 Day Fridays from
12 - 5:45 p.m.

Meet and pick up Locations

Every day, Grade 1-5 Into the Wild participants, will meet their leader at the Banff Elementary School and then make their way via a walking school bus to the Banff Recreation Grounds, home of the Rundle Cabin. Here they will play outdoor games, visit with guest presenters, enjoy an after-school snack and eventually, curl up by the warm fire before pick-up.   

Kindergarten participants (Fridays) will meet at the Recreation Grounds Rundle Cabin. Drop-off is between 8:30 – 9 a.m.

children walking in snow covered football field
child in snowshoe

Registration & Contact Information

Please call 403.762.1251 or email community.services@banff.ca to register for Into the Wild.

A program waiver and registration form must be submitted prior to your child’s attendance at the program:

Submit waivers to community.services@banff.ca or drop them off at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or after-hours in the drop box located outside the main entrance.

Prior to your child participating in the program, parents must review the Into the Wild program parent handbook:

Fees

Monthly: $414
Daily/Kindy: $21
1/2 Day Fridays: $42
*Banff Access cardholder discounts available.

Your Into the Wild LeaderCamilla

Hi, my name is Camilla! I have recently moved to Banff and I am so excited to share my passion for the environment, animals, nature, and conservation with you and your young ones. I am originally from Brazil where I completed dual degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Teaching Degree in Biological Sciences and, because I love everything related to animals, I studied for another two years to complete a master’s specialization in Zoology (Animal Biology and Behavior). Previously, I was a biology and science teacher for elementary and high school students and in 2015 I moved to Canada. Since then I have had the opportunity to work as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) leader, teaching kid’s fun things about science and technology and as an Outreach Educator with the school programs at the Calgary Zoo. Most of my hobbies are related to the outdoors and include, cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and reading. 

Rundle Cabin