Fair Glen's 130 acre Outdoor Classroom is re-opening for Day Trips

Ryan LamoureuxThis upcoming school year, we hope your family and students have access to “green spaces” so that they can maintain their physical and mental health by being active outside!

We invite you to come to Fair Glen to enjoy a DAY of learning with your family or class across our 130 acre Outdoor Classroom!

With fresh wilderness air and the opportunity to study the biological world in a socially distanced fashion, this school-year marks the pivotal moment when the Outdoor Classroom has become the “safer learning environment”.

If Fair Glen is too far away for a day trip, then please read the last page of our "Day Programs Guide" for alternative options - if none of those interest you then we hope to see you in the future whenever we are able to safely re-open our cabins & dining hall for overnight school trips!

What makes us unique?

Fair Glen is unique from other Outdoor Education Centres because we not only offer environmental education to Public Schools but we are able to extend the learning with optional biblically focused debriefs from a Christian Worldview! Through these Outdoor Creation Experiences your students can get to know God more intimately by noticing the details in His creation! Romans 1:20

COVID-19 Camp Update

Since 1985 Fair Glen has offered year-round outdoor education experiences for families & schools, but it was with a heavy heart that we shut down our facilities & many of our programs for the first time this past summer. While camp was quieter than normal without the 80+ staff living and working at Fair Havens, some exciting new wildlife visitors moved in! (Subscribe to the NEW Fair Glen YouTube channel to see upcoming nature videos to find out more!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpWJ_eHdpvUxLSCfmvjuYwA/videos

Now that new safety measures are put in place & our province is planning how to re-open local businesses and schools – we are re-imagining how Fair Glen operates to implement new COVID safety measures for the continued safety of our guests. After looking through our entire program list I was pleasantly surprised to realize that we can still offer at least ¾ of our programs in a social distanced fashion – with a few requiring family groups or student learning pods.

Read the PDF documents linked below for Program Descriptions!

Fair Glen’s re-opening strategy will include:

1. Outdoor Education Day Programs (targeted to Home-schooling Families or Student Cohorts)

2. Equipment Rentals - sanitized before/after use (Day Use, After-school Rentals & Weekends)

3. Family Facilities Rentals (3 acre sports field & equipment)

4. Retreat Programs for Family Cohorts staying overnight at Fair Havens

Check out the attached PDF documents for more details, and please pass them along to other families or teachers who would benefit from this learning opportunity!

Fair Glen - Day Programs 2020-21 (PDF)

Fair Glen - Facility Rentals 2020-21 (PDF)

Fair Glen - Equipment Rentals 2020-21 (PDF)

If you are interested in Fair Glen partnering with your family or school this upcoming year please contact 1-800-430-5059 or email retreats@fairhavens.org to reserve your Day Trip!

(Program related questions can be directed to oce@fairhavens.org)

  

 
 
Fair Glen is excited to announce a new ONLINE MINISTRY through our YouTube Channel! While certain hands-on "experiential education" is not possible through a computer screen, we hope these videos inspire you with a wonder/curiosity at the complexity of God's creation & motivate your family to get out exploring it this year!
 
Watch our introduction video here:
https://youtu.be/jh1bvT2jss8
 
To see more videos, click this link for Fair Glen's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpWJ_eHdpvUxLSCfmvjuYwA/videos  
 

Whether you are able to be at Fair Havens this summer or not, this opportunity is still available to you! Fair Glen Outdoor Education Staff want to CHALLENGE you and your family to become "iNaturalists" documenting the diversity of life around your home! (See poster for details)
 
Check out this link to JOIN the "Fair Glen/Havens Wildlife Project" or SEE what wildlife we have sighted at camp! 
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fair-glen-havens-wildlife