Program Schedules

Introductory Herbalism Course – $250

Have you ever wished you could start your child on their journey into herbalism, but felt you didn’t have the time, resources, or opportunity? Would you like to foster the following relationship to herbalism in your family?

  • Cultivating Relationships with Healing Plants
  • Infusions and Decoctions
  • Tinctures
  • Herbal Honeys and Syrups
  • Flower Essences
  • Guidelines for Ethical Foraging and Wildcrafting
  • Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Land Stewardship and reciprocity

Our Introductory Herbalism Course is designed to teach your child scientifically proven healing properties of herbs, how to recognize and ethically harvest them and how to use them to create simple herbal extracts, syrups, teas, decoctions, salves and much more.

Each week participants will work alongside our qualified instructors to discover a different herb and create a traditional remedy for use at home. Our detailed, step-by-step, hands-on approach will guide your child through the creation of an herbal recipe journal complete with instructions for each remedy, botanical artwork and notes.

All supplies are provided and included in the course fee.

Please advise of any/all allergies when signing up.

Instructors: Crystal and Maggie

Ages: 7-12

Price: $250

Location: Wisteria Street

Minimum: 6 participants
Maximum:
8 participants

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

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January 5, 2022 – January 26, 2022
(Wednesdays)
Ages (7-12)
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
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December Herbal Gift Making CLASSES – $30

These two-hour holiday classes are the perfect opportunity for your child to create a ready-to-give gift that’s packed full of plant goodness and special homemade care.

Participants will create two organic lip balms, orange and douglas fir as well as cedar and lavender, and one beeswax rolled candle in each class and wrap them with natural gift paper that we will decorate together.

Your child will leave with a fully wrapped and ready-to-give gift for a friend, teacher, family member or even for themselves!

This class is a wonderful introduction to working with natural materials and a great chance for parents to gift wrap in peace for two hours!

Please advise of any/all allergies when signing up.

Ages:

  • Saturday: 8-12
  • Wednesday: 6-8

Price: $30

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

DateDetailsRegister
December 4 – December 18
(Saturdays)
Ages (8-12)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register
December 8 – December 15
(Wednesdays)
Ages (6-8)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Full

Tuesdays at The End of the Road Homestead – $60

Our classic outdoor session program led by Crystal and Saul for youth ages 5-10 is held every Tuesday at The End of the Road Homestead on Pratt Road.

This all-day nature immersion session is an opportunity for participants to learn who they are in the world of the wild. Covering skills from plant identification and observation journaling to ropework and basic survival skills in emergency situations. Participants will build their knowledge through hands-on activities in real-time Pacific Northwest weather conditions.

Our small group environment fosters opportunities for friendships, personal growth, acceptable risk assessment and true connection to the land.

Please note that while this program includes a multitude of bushcraft skills, it does not include knife skills or use. If you would like a program that encompasses knife skills though, you’re in luck! We’ve got that here

Ages: 5-10

Price: $60

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

DateLocationRegister
September 7, 2021 – January 25, 2022
(Tuesdays)
The End of the Road Homestead
Ages (6-10)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Register

Forest Adventures with Pip and Pine – Full for the year

Join twins Pip and Pine in the woods as they go on wild adventures full of the ups and downs of a free-range childhood in the woodland where their treehouse is!

Learn alongside them as they discover medicinal plants, the roles of forest animals in the ecosystem, the dangers of wild places, how to love the land that graciously gives them a natural playground and so much more!

Intertwined in the storytelling are lessons on kindness, problem-solving, friendship, accepting responsibility and nature reciprocity. Rain or shine, it doesn’t matter to Pip and Pine!

Ages: 4-6

Price: $30

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

Date

FULL FOR THE YEAR

Bushcraft Fridays with Saul – $60

Would your child know what to do in an outdoor survival situation? If not, this course is perfect for you!

Join us at Copley Ridge to learn a variety of respective survival techniques such as knife handling, shelter building, bushcraft, directional awareness, edible plant identification (including sustainable methods of harvesting) and much more!

Participants in these sessions require their own knife. We recommend Mora Knives.

Ages: 6-10

Price: $60

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

DateLocationRegister
September 10 , 2021 – January 21, 2022
(Fridays)
Copley Ridge Trail, Lantzville
Ages (6-10)
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Merit Badge Community Days – Free

Is your family working through one or more of our Nature Merit Badges? Why not join us in the forest and learn together?

Twice a month we offer a meetup for families working on our Nature Merit Badges as an opportunity to share your ideas, make new friends and motivate each other.

These sessions are informal and free to attend but pre-registration is required. We appreciate it if parents remain with their child/ren.

Please see Covid-19 protocols in our FAQ section

DateLocationRegister
September 18, 2021Englishman River Provincial Park
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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September 25, 2021 Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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October 9, 2021Top Bridge Park – Chattell Road Entrance
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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October 16, 2021 Englishman River Road
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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November 13, 2021 Copley Ridge Trail
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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November 27, 2021 Cutthroat Place
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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EDUCATORS

Learn more about the staff at Under The Arch Outdoor. Click our photos for more information.

cRYSTAL kEAN

Saul hillis

maggie jacklin