KIN Village Unplugged - Piney Lakes
KIN VILLAGE - SPRING
KIN Village is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program for 6-12 year olds, that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators and Mentors.
Each session runs from 9am to 4pm and costs $100 per child. We have an average staff-to-child ratio of 1:8. All staff have a Working with Children Check, with at least two staff at each session being first aid trained and at least one with water rescue qualifications (where applicable).KIN Village Unplugged provides space for children to spend the day immersed in the processes of nature connection. The design of the program requires minimal equipment and focusses on the concept of a central hub that will be the base for exploration and adventures. Our Nature Educators and Mentors will work alongside children to explore natural spaces and reserves to foster a deeper understanding of nature. The structure of the program allows for flexibility to follow children’s natural energy levels throughout the day which enables children to work as a team without feeling forced or held back. Children feel they are truly heard and acknowledged and are therefore more open to be guided into nature connection by our mentors. Nature will also direct the program and we will respond to what the animals, birds, plants and weather bring to us for the day.
At a ‘regular’ KIN Village Unplugged day (although no two are ever identical) children have the opportunity to:
- Connect with mentors, leaders and other children.
- Explore nature, find animals, insects and plants.
- Develop a deeper understanding of the surrounding natural area.
- Play Wilderness Awareness Games.
- Find natural mysteries to track and try to solve.
- Use all the senses to create nature art
Please note that children must have turned 6 years of age to attend KIN Village.
Educated by Nature is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our families, staff and community. We are following government health advice and our programs will be modified accordingly. We communicate new protocols to our staff regularly and have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place for all our programs. If your child is unwell or has been in contact with someone tested positive with COVID-19, please stay home.
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Please note that bookings close at 1pm the business day before the program date to allow us time to process the booking and paperwork for the session.
Educated by Nature believes in connecting with nature and building resilience in all weather and as such our sessions will operate in most weather. As the saying goes, ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.’ In the case of extreme weather (including but not limited to; extreme heat, high winds, lightning and/or hail) or other dangerous situations, we will contact you on the morning of the session to confirm the cancellation of the session.