Field Trips: a living classroom


invisible school.

Full-Immersion Experiential Learning  • Countless Curriculum Links • Connection to Local Landscape • Fresh games & challenges to bring back to school and family • Team Building for a positive Classroom Culture • Lots of Stories.

Thrilling, Wholesome, Joyous, & Unforgettable.

Setting It Up: Fees & Options

 The Outdoor Classroom.  30 + acres of wooded wild space along the Eramosa.

The Outdoor Classroom.  30 + acres of wooded wild space along the Eramosa.

 Experience the schoolyard with fresh eyes. 

Experience the schoolyard with fresh eyes. 

In the woods: our Location

Benefits. A thrilling full immersion experience in our forest classroom.  Opens young eyes to the wild spaces just outside of Guelph.  A rich experience of wild spaces: coyote tracks, porcupines in trees, minks in the river, bird calls in the canopy.

Drawbacks.  Busing costs, limited shelter in torrential downpours.

1 to 30 students, 2 GOS staff.  $550

31 to 45 students, 3 GOS staff. $750

46 to 60 students.  4 GOS staff. $950

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Benefits: Creates connection to the natural spaces that kids enjoy every day. Supports students to see their school yard through fresh eyes. Reaches more kids, can be delivered to more children, at a lower cost. Save on busing fees.+ a $25 discount from above price list. 

Drawbacks: not at our great, wild riverside, wooded locaiton :(

A Note on Staffing & Fees

•  We require a ratio of 15:1, students to instructor, to create field trip events that are effective, safe, and meaningful for kids, teachers, and our instructors.  All field trip events require a minimum of 2 instructors.

• GOS fee structure reflects primarily a living wage for our experienced and professional staff.   We are committed to offering our services to any and all schools, families, and organization who see value in what we do.  As such, if our costs are prohibitive to your group, please get in touch about sliding scale and funding options. 

Check out testimonials and schools who have already been out to join us :)  We hope to see you soon.

I have been on a ton of great field trips over the years, but I have to say, today’s trip probably tops them all! Amazing staff, programming, student attitude and engagement , plus the weather combined to make the entire day pretty perfect in my eyes from beginning to end! Thanks for the experience and please pass along my gratitude (again) to your team.
— Cathy Dykstra, Kortright Hills PS

Who's experienced the GOS Field Trip?

Kortight Hills • Alma • Jean Little • Trillium Waldorf • Meezan • Elora• John F. Ross • J.D. Hogarth • Willow Road • Gateway Drive • Brant Ave. • Rockwood Centennial • John McCrae • Holy Trinity • Jean Steckle • Everdale • GCVI • Rainbow Daycamp • Victory • Ottawa Cresent •  Arthur • Westminster • Wellington Hall • Aberfoyle