The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades 1 to 6. Tracking, learning to cook, crafting and developing outdoor skills will all be elements in fostering and building the child's relationship to the outdoors. Into the Wild is a program led by qualified staff who specialize in outdoor and environmental education.
Note: program participants will be outdoors for the large majority of the program hours. Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for any weather conditions.
Program participants will meet in the gymnasium at the Banff Elementary School at the end of the school day. Pick up will be between 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Banff Recreation Grounds.
Into the Wild hours are Monday to Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Please note, there are no programs on Fridays, statutory holidays and school holidays
"Into the Wild is a phenomenal program that demonstrates the Town of Banff’s commitment to fostering our children’s social and environmental connections, stewardship for the land, as well as physical wellness" - Jess and Kyle Brenders
"Into the Wild is one of the most promising initiatives offered through the Town of Banff currently" - Jess and Kyle Brenders
"I believe keeping our kids immersed in nature every chance we get is the best chance we have for nurturing model, environmental citizens for the future, and this project is certainly an example of Leadership in this area" - Elizabeth Sorochan
"The program is designed for exploring nature and accessing forest surrounding the cabin where kids can educate and use their imagination to create their interests and tools. This is the main reason we have decided to use this program for my son" - Chizuru Furue