Trailblazers Forest Play

Trailblazers Forest Play

Outdoor After School Program


The Gorge 
53 Gladys Porter Dr 
Kentville, NS


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Description & Services

Kids in Trailblazers gain confidence and competence to play outside more often on their own with their friends. 
Trailblazers Forest Play brings children closer to nature. 
Trailblazers Forest Play takes place at The Gorge and is for students in Primary to Grade 5. 
Children meet their Trailblazers leaders at Kings County Academy (KCA) and walk up together to where the sidewalk ends to find adventure and learning in the woods. 
Trailblazers is 100% outdoors, in the forest, regardless of the weather. The children get wet and muddy. Many parents anticipate this by putting a blanket down in the back seat for when they come to pick up their children. 
We have limited space in each session. 
Pre-registration is required. 
There is No Cost for this program. 
Goals for Trailblazers: 
  • to increase children’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in the outdoors 
  • to increase children’s connection to nature 
  • to develop judgement, creativity, and problem-solving skills through safe, healthy risk-taking 
  • to have fun in the outdoors in all kinds of weather 
  • to encourage families to get outdoors together beyond Trailblazers
What you will need: 
  • water bottle, with water... for drinking 
  • clothes to suit the weather e.g. hat, a warm sweater, water-proof raincoat & pants 
  • boots or shoes
Healthy snacks are provided. 
Activities may include: 
  • Hiking 
  • Birding 
  • Animal tracks/pellet counts 
  • Reading weather 
  • Building bird nests 
  • Shelter building 
  • Camp craft 
  • Fire building 
  • Fishing 
  • Team Building activities 
  • Snowshoeing (in the winter) 
  • Unstructured outdoor play
Since Trailblazers is an after-school program, if school is cancelled, so is Trailblazers. 
Also, there is no Trailblazers on holidays or early-dismissal days. 
Click/tap here to download the application form for Winter 2017 
Ages: 4 year(s) - 12 year(s)
Tue & Thu 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Winter 2017 - Session #1 
Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Jan. 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Feb 2, 7, 9 
Winter 2017 - Session #2 
Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Feb. 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, March 2, 7, 9
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Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 | Last Full Update: 18 Nov 2016