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Free Spirit Forest and Nature School is Southern Georgian Bay’s only not-for-profit, Forest School Canada and Ministry of Education certified private school program. We offer quality nature programming in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Meaford and Duntroon ON.
Collingwood – Bygone Days Heritage Village (879 Sixth St)
This 86 acre property on the outskirts of Collingwood offers tons to explore. Complete with multiple forests, ponds, a sugar shack and heritage village, the adventure never ends. We even use a 19th century school house and prospector tent as our home bases!
Wasaga Beach – FS Headquarters (28 Sunset Court)
This wonderful mixed forest of oak and towering pine is nestled beside the Nottawasaga River. It is the perfect backdrop for discovery and connects us with the adjacent Provincial Park – this impressive green space is eager to be explored!
Meaford – Memorial Park (179 Grant Ave)
Right in the heart of Meaford lies this picturesque park and woodland walking trails. Even more, this wonderful green space runs along the beautiful Georgian Bay shoreline. With access to the adjacent forested acreage courtesy of the Moore Family, it’s Nature’s ultimate playground just waiting to be uncovered!
Duntroon – Highlands Nordic
(1182 Nottawasaga Concession 10 S.)
Located on the Niagara Escarpment, Highlands Nordic hosts amazing views of Georgian Bay and bountiful nature. Educating since 1999 Highlands offers hands on science programs, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and a great outdoor space for learning. An active beaver pond on 100 acres with 10km of trails to explore, makes this an exciting location to learn!
PRINCIPALS: Kim and Matt Simpson