Into the Wild

The Into the Wild program is an outdoor, nature-based program for Grades K to 5. Led by a qualified forest play instructor, your children will learn all about Banff's flora and fauna, try their hand at animal tracking, outdoor cooking, crafting and more! This year Into the Wild participants will call the newly renovated and cozy Rundle Cabin their home base.  

Note: participants will be outdoors for the majority of the program hours. Please ensure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for all weather conditions.

Program Hours

NEW! Kindy program
Fridays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1 - 5
Mondays to Fridays from
3 - 5:45 p.m.
Grades 1 - 5
1/2 Day Fridays from
12 - 5:45 p.m.

Meet and pick up Locations

Every day, Grade 1-5 Into the Wild participants, will meet their leader at the Banff Elementary School and then make their way via a walking school bus to the Banff Recreation Grounds, home of the Rundle Cabin. Here they will play outdoor games, visit with guest presenters, enjoy an after-school snack and eventually, curl up by the warm fire before pick-up.   

Kindergarten participants (Fridays) will meet at the Recreation Grounds Rundle Cabin. Drop-off is between 8:30 – 9 a.m.

children walking in snow covered football field
child in snowshoe

Registration & Contact Information

Please call 403.762.1251 or email community.services@banff.ca to register for Into the Wild.

A program waiver and registration form must be submitted prior to your child’s attendance at the program:

Submit waivers to community.services@banff.ca or drop them off at Banff Town Hall, 110 Bear Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or after-hours in the drop box located outside the main entrance.

Prior to your child participating in the program, parents must review the Into the Wild program parent handbook:

Fees

Monthly: $414
Daily/Kindy: $21
1/2 Day Fridays: $42
*Banff Access cardholder discounts available.

Leaders

MabelleMabelle is running the Into the Wild Program
Mabelle is an Apprentice Interpretive Guide (IGA) and currently working towards her Forest and Nature School Practitioner certification (CNAC). She brings a varied background of professional theatre performance and teaching children’s drama to her role at Into the WildHer favourite activity to do with kids is engaging in imaginative play in the woods; second to, scouting out the best trees for climbing.

AshleyAshley is taking over the Friday morning Kindergarten program
Ashley is joining us from Kitchener, Ontario. She made her way to Banff after studying Recreation and Leisure in college.  She has a passion for outdoor recreation and loves working with children and youth. What led her to this passion was many years spent outdoors at summer camp and in Girl Guides. She is look forward to her role as the Kindergarten Into the Wild Leader with the Town of Banff!

Rundle Cabin