Into the Wild

The Into the Wild curriculum is driven by your child’s curiosity and interests. The program will build safe connections to our mountainous backyard. Opportunities to discover and grow are plentiful as your child becomes immersed in sensory-based experiences, stories, crafts, songs, tinkering, building and imaginative play. Into the Wild programs are held at the Rundle Cabin in the Banff Recreation Grounds. 

Into the Wild program hours compliment the Canadian Rockies Public School calendar - providing care during the after-school hours, PD days, parent/teacher interviews and school breaks.

Program Options

Mondays to Fridays: 3 – 6 p.m.
Daily: $23 | Monthly: $447

PD ½ Day Fridays: 12 – 6 p.m.
Daily: $46

Kindergarten Full Day Fridays 
Students meet their leader at Rundle Cabin in the Banff Recreation Grounds. Activities include guest presenters, an afternoon snack, outdoor forest play and warming up by the campfire.

PD ½ Day Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Daily: $68

Special Guests:

  • September 22 - Cougars, wolves and bears Oh My!    
  • October 13 – Music in the woods 
  • October 27 – Fall crowns 
  • November 3 – Bush survival and fire craft  
  • November 1 - Wood working and whittling 
  • December 1 - Lantern building and forest walk 
  • December 15 – Snow shelter building 
  • December 22 – Music in the woods 

Winter Family & Spring Break Day camp
A series of day camps for Grades K – 4 using Rundle Cabin as their base.
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Daily: $68 

  • Winter Break – January 2 to 5, 2024
  • Family Break – February 20 to 23, 2024
  • Spring Break – April 1 to 5, and 8 to 12, 2024

Into the Woods
Drop off your child at the Rundle Cabin for a time of exploration and play in the forest, guided by our Forest Play instructor. Your child will enjoy storytelling, singing, crafts, exploring, fort-building, imaginative play and making a connection to the great outdoors!

Ages 4 to 5

Thursdays, October 5 – November 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register Online
Thursdays, January 11 – February 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register Online
Thursdays, November 23 – December 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register Online

*Banff Access Program cardholder discounts are available. Into the Wild does not run on statutory holidays.

Meet and Pick up Locations

After School Program: Grades K to 4 participants will meet their leader at the buddy bench on the moose field at Banff Elementary School after school and will walk to the Rundle Cabin in the Banff Recreation Grounds.  

Winter, Family & Spring Break Day camp: Grades K to 4 participants will meet at the Rundle Cabin in the Banff Recreation Grounds.

Into the Woods: Participants aged 4 to 5 meet at the Rundle Cabin in the Banff Recreation Grounds. Drop-off is between 8:45 – 9 a.m. Pick-up is at 12:00 p.m.

Into the Wild

Registration & Contact Information

Please call 403.762.1251 or email to register for Into the Wild.

To reach Into the Wild program staff, please call the on-site program cell phone 403.497.4693.

A program waiver and registration form must be submitted prior to your child’s attendance at the program: Program Waiver (PDF)

Submit waivers to 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: