SEPTEMBER 2020
CURRENT PROGRAMS

Browse our current offerings to enrich the learning experience of the children and youth in your lives. 

continually striving to bring enrichment & joy to our community

Elephant Thoughts, in partnership with our generous sponsors are pleased to offer several wonderful, educational and fun filled programs to our local community. Free spots are available to all families at this trying time. As always, we aim to make quality programming accessible to all families and children no matter their barriers. We believe that in this time of uncertainty everyone is in need in their own unique way. We hope you can find something to suit your schedule and family needs.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

FRESH AIR DAYS @ RIVERSTONE​

keep them outside

A 5-week outdoor learning and exploration program for children aged 5-8 at Elephant Thoughts' School In Nature at our Riverstone Location.
Register For Free

FRESH AIR DAYS @ KIMBERCOTE​

keep them healthy

A 5-week outdoor learning and exploration program for children aged 5-8 at Elephant Thoughts' School In Nature at our Kimbercote location.
Register For Free

ET WHIZ KIDS​ @ HEADQUARTERS

keep them learning

A 5-week tech-based exploration program for children. Hosted at our Highway 26 location in Collingwood.
Register For Free

AFTER SCHOOL VIRTUAL CAMP

keep them engaged

Online virtual camps for kids ages 5-8 and 8-11.
Coming Soon

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

CULINARY INTERNSHIP

CULINARY ARTS

Study under renowned Indigenous chef, Zach Keeshig in a 4 week culinary internship program at Riverstone Eco Retreat Centre.
APPLY TODAY

ET YOUTH FOODIES

LEARN TO COOK AND EAT WELL

A 4-week virtual cooking program for youth and their families with fresh home meal deliveries.
REGISTER TODAY

GIRL WITH A PLAN

TECHNOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS

A 12 week program for young women with goals and interest in digital literacy.
REGISTER TODAY

CARPENTRY INTERNSHIP

SKILLS & CRAFTSMANSHIP

Learn from experienced carpenters and craftsmen and learn how to create beautiful, practical items.
Coming Soon

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewen

We are taking extra care

Group Size & Class Ratio

With a maximum group size of six, your child will have an attentive guide accessible to them through out the day with a child to teacher ratio of 1 to 6, maximum. There will always be a second teacher on-site among other staff and adults.

Facilities

Each group of six will have access to their own washroom and separate indoor space. Spaces and facilities will be disinfected throughout the day after use. Hand cleansers and sanitizers as well as other PPE's will be made available and used in cases where social distancing is not possible indoors.

Classrooms & Materials

The learning space or "classroom" is the great outdoors! Limiting indoor time to washroom breaks and potentially lunch time during the winter if children are uncomfortable outdoors. Indoor time will take place in the case of thunder and lightening or temperatures that are too cold to enjoy the outdoors safely. All indoor spaces will be regularly disinfected and social distancing while indoors will be encouraged. Materials will not be shared unless necessary and in the case sharing is required the materials will be disinfected prior.

Risk & Illness

We are going to do our part to reduce risk and create healthy environments for your child to grow, learn, have fun and BE A KID in! We do not want to create an overtly sterile environment that is stress inducing or foreign to your child. We will aim to keep these precautions subtle and behind the scenes but we are diligent and aware of risk. In the case of illness - of any form - we ask that parents do not send their child to school for the health and safety of the other students and our staff who we value and respect. We are all in this together!