Payment Options

Upon email confirmation from us, half the total cost of the current trimester is due (this may be prorated depending on your start date).  If you would like a payment plan (see below) a minimum of $100 deposit is due.  There is a lot of information in the tables below, but don’t worry – you will receive a detailed email with the amount due prior to payment that will include all discounted rates if applicable.  As part of your payment there is a $50 non-refundable deposit.*

*Waived if programming is affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic – full refunds will be issued.

We accept e-transfers (to fsforestschool@gmail.com), post-dated cheques, and cash.  Please wait until you have received a confirmation email prior to paying.

As we are a not-for-profit organization, you pay NO TAX – what you see is what you pay (minus any discounts – see below!!).  Our Core Program costs for the 2020-21 year are as follows:

Core ProgramFALL TRIMESTERWINTER TRIMESTERSPRING TRIMESTERFULL YEAR
(Discounted rate: $55/day)
Monday ($60/day)$780
13 weeks (Holiday: Thanksgiving)
$540
9 weeks (Holiday: Family Day)
$720
12 weeks (Holidays: Easter and Victoria Day)
$1870 (was $2040)
34 weeks
Tues, Wed, or Thurs ($60/day)$840
14 weeks
$600
10 weeks
$840
14 weeks
$2090 (was $2280)
38 weeks
Friday ($60/day)$840
14 weeks
$600
10 weeks
$780
13 weeks (Holiday: Good Friday)
$2035 (was $2220)
37 weeks

Do you qualify for any discounts?

DISCOUNTED RATES(Regular $60/day)
SIBLING DISCOUNT$55/day per child
MULTIPLE DAY DISCOUNT$55/day
YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT$55/day

Payment Plan

We break the trimester payments into 2 parts – the 1st payment is due upon registration, the 2nd early (to mid) trimester.  However, families are welcome to pay their school fees in installments. Please email us at fsforestschool@gmail.com to cater a plan to your needs.

Payment Schedule

FALL TRIMESTERDUE DATE FULL YEARDUE DATE
1st PaymentUpon Registration1st PaymentUpon Registration
Final PaymentOct 1st, 20202nd PaymentOct 1st, 2020
WINTER TRIMESTER--------------------3rd PaymentDec 1, 2020
1st PaymentDec 1st, 20204th PaymentFeb 1st, 2021
Final PaymentJan 15th, 2021Final PaymentApril 1st, 2021
SPRING TRIMESTER--------------------
1st PaymentMarch 1st, 2021
Final PaymentMay 1st, 2021

Financial Assistance

It is our hope to provide access to all children to our programs and thanks to some generous contributions and local business sponsorships, we can help make it work for you.  If finances are a barrier to participation, please click here for some options.

Waitlist

In the past we’ve had a wait list for some of our programming days. When a spot becomes available (or we add a new teacher due to demand) we will reach out to the next eligible family.

Here is our pricing for our Additional Outdoor Programming for 2020-21:

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMSCOST
Wolf Pack ($22.50/day)FALL: $180 - 8 weeks
SPRING: $270 - 12 weeks
PA Days in the Forest
$60/day
March Break Camp (Daily)$65/day
(Discount for full week: $300)
Summer Camps (FULL WEEK)$330
Early Bird (Before May 1st): $300
Cedars and SaplingsBy Donation to Al's Legacy

Cancellation Policy

All of our programs are created and staff hired based on enrollment. We invest a lot in our programs before they begin and often these expenses cannot be recovered due to cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware of this and respectful of our policies – find out more in our Parent Handbook.

Refund Policy

A full refund (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued for any cancellation made up to 2 weeks prior to the trimester.  Please refer to our Parent Handbook for detailed policies concerning refunds.

Program Cancellation

FSFNS reserves the right to cancel schools/camps that have low registration (or in the interest of Public Health concerns like COVID-19). In this event, a credit or full refund will be provided.

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