›› Laura Burki

Out of School Care at the Ocean

More spaces in Fernwood NRG’s Out of School Care Program:

Fernwood NRG’s Out of School Care ­programming is thriving, with a dedicated staff team providing a space for kid’s in our community that is safe and inclusive. One of the guiding values for the Out of School Care Program is for children to connect with nature, which deepens their understanding of place and fosters stewardship. This is happening daily with the youth and the Fernwood NRG team.

A new school year has begun and the Out of School Care department is growing! Out of School Care has expanded to offer 24 new spots off-site at George Jay Elementary School, which kicked off late September. The Out of School Care staff team is ready to play, explore and do arts and crafts with these incredible kids.

Fernwood NRG has been working hard to support our community with more options for care. Now, with 24 new kids joining us, we are able to take our nature-based programming to a whole new level.

New Youth Programming at the Centre!

Many new Youth Programs have begun out of the Fernwood Community ­Centre including the Fernwood Student ­Dinner, ROOTED Youth Leadership Group, Outdoor Pursuits and Sports Drop-In.
Fernwood Student Dinner is a drop-in, by-donation dinner every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm at the Fernwood ­Community Centre gymnasium, students of all ages are welcome!

ROOTED, for ages 15 to 19, explores creative ways youth can learn and get ­experience with leadership skills every Wednesday during the Fernwood Student Dinner from 6:00-7:30pm.

Outdoor Pursuits, for ages 12 to 15, is a program on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm where youth will go on ­adventures including hiking, kayaking, canoeing and more!

On the first and fourth Friday of the month, a Sports Drop-In will be held for ages 7 to 11 in the gym at the Fernwood Community Centre from 6:00-8:00pm.

All programs are by donation. Come check it out and tell us what you think! See you in the neighbourhood.

For more information, please visit ­fernwoodnrg.ca or contact Laura, acting Child and Youth Programs Coordinator, at laura@fernwoodnrg.ca.