Kim Simpson

Kim Simpson

Kim Simpson is a director and founder of Free Spirit Forest and Nature School. As she grew up in Collingwood, it’s no wonder she’s always had a heart for playing outside and an appreciation for the great outdoors! She graduated from Brock University’s Health and Physical Education Program, where she developed a deep understanding of play-based learning. She completed a Bachelor of Education in Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education at

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Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson is a director and founder of Free Spirit Forest and Nature School.  He has dedicated his life to working with children and is passionate for the outdoors and its use in empowering students through meaningful experiences.  He graduated from Lakehead University with degrees in Outdoor Recreation and Geography, as well as a BEd in Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education.  He is a graduate of the NOLS Outdoor Educator

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Krista Martin

Krista Martin

 KRISTA MARTIN – Collingwood, Wasaga Beach My name is Krista and I have grown up in Collingwood and reaped the benefits of outdoor activities within all four seasons. I have a passion for the outdoors along with creative thinking, hands on learning and I like to encourage active living. I have graduated from the College of the Rockies with a certificate in Adventure Tourism Business Operations as well as a

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Emily Walton

Emily Walton

EMILY WALTON – Collingwood, Meaford My name is Emily Walton and I am passionate about working with children and allowing them to discover the wonders of the world around them. I discovered my love for the outdoors attending summer camp as a child and have carried those values with me ever since. I attended the University of Guelph where I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Psychology Brain and

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Travis Schreyer

Travis Schreyer

Travis Schreyer is very fortunate to have grown up in Wasaga Beach and the surrounding area, with its bounty of outdoor activities. With so much to experience, he quickly fell in love with nature and exploring the world.  Rock climbing is his passion and it has taken him all around the globe to from Colorado to Thailand. Growing up in a world of constant technological innovations, he has witnessed and

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Michelle Cioci

Michelle Cioci

Michelle Cioci grew up in Newmarket, and spent most of her time going on countless camping and canoeing adventures with her family. Eventually, this led her to Thunder Bay where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University. The unique experiences she gained from her time there, reinforced her passion for facilitating meaningful experiences in the natural world – experiences free from the pressures of societal norms, that

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Aden

Aden

Aden is a 7 year old Bernese Mountain Dog and perhaps our most popular teacher! He has been at Free Spirit Forest and Nature School since day one, and is accustomed to being around kids all day because of the two little ones he shares his home with.  He loves to run wild alongside our students and often becomes the centre of their stories and play.  This gentle giant weighs over

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