Educated by Nature’s KIN Village out of school programs are an opportunity for children to reclaim childhood within experiences that empower, connect and challenge. KIN Village provides opportunities for true connection; to nature, to peers and to themselves. The programs aim to support children to feel fully alive in their place.
Children who attend KIN Village have the opportunity to be outside all day; to build bush huts and primitive shelters. There is opportunity to adventure in local bushland areas and explore the joys of the Swan River foreshore. They will also play wilderness awareness games and cook lunch ‘out in the wild’.
When given permission to truly play, children open up to the possibilities around them. As a result, they ask questions, they challenge themselves and others, they solve problems and experiment with life. Through play children feel comfortable to share their gifts and are open to receiving skills and expertise from others. When given time and guidance from a community of supportive mentors, children find gratitude and connection to community. Children forge new friendships that blossom over the day (or multiple days) at KIN Village. Those friendships are rekindled the following holiday when they reconnect over shared KIN Village experiences. This process also widens their social circle and expands a child’s friendship networks.
At KIN Village, Educated by Nature mentors say YES to children, the environment says YES to children and they invite children to say YES to themselves. Through experiences that require perseverance, courage, curiosity and stillness, children build healthy habits and resilience.
KIN Village sessions are designed for children aged 6 – 12 and are offered at multiple locations. Bookings for the coming holidays are open – book through our website.