Wilderness exposure is necessary. When you immerse yourself in nature, you realize that you need it.

Laurent Baheux, Photographer

This Naya outdoor programme aims to bring teens back into the wild. It welcomes inquiring minds who like to understand how things work. Together with friends and their Nature mediator, they will engage in various topics, like ecology, active listening, building shelters, wildlife tracking, search for edible plants, treasure hunts, acting, etc. Through all that, they will also build up a community. “Become one with Nature” stands as the motto of the learning, which will also help children develop empathy and embrace differences. The programme will culminate in a celebration with the distribution of certificates in wood-crafting, tying knots, rope manufacturing, etc. There will be enough time for laughs, fun challenges, and unstructured play with friends to nurture creativity and flourish. Step by step, your big one will turn into a courageous free spirit: are you ready to witness this transformation?

All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators also understand and can speak Dutch and at least another language in case of important or urgent need. This is a drop-off class for kids-only: children attend without a parent. 

Green city

We believe that child that is connected to nature, is a child who won’t hurt nature, because they have too much respect for it! Getting children to fall in love with their local nature is a good starting point for mobilizing them in their first citizenship actions. Greening the city, reducing plastic waste, being intelligent in the use of water….. Children choose their challenge by themselves and use their creative thinking. This is what we call the “Eco-squad missions”.

Where?

Beatrixpark

In case of extreme weather**: meet at Vrijburg.

*Extreme cold, wind, hard shower… You will receive a messag

Meet your Nature Mediator

Claire Bano Devautour

Nature Mediator & Education Counsellor

It makes me hopeful and incredibly happy to see children connect with nature.

From: France. Speaks: French, English, Dutch, Spanish.

Being part of the Naya Nature journey gives me the opportunity to work towards the accomplishment of two of my most important life-objectives: 1. Develop, use and spread the methods of positive education. 2. Encourage and foster love and connection with nature. I belong in the field, along with children and their families. My background is that of a teacher, an educator and an education counsellor. I worked for the Eco-schools programme in France and contributed to developing an eco-center in India. I am addicted to fresh air and green spaces. Naya Nature makes me hopeful for the future.

BE PREPARED

We will meet rain or shine. Naya Nature provides rain pants. A windbreaker with hood is required. We suggest long comfortable pants that can get dirty and waterproof sneakers rather than rain boots, which are not suitable for climbing or running. As you’ll be in nature, just imitate nature for your clothes: dress like an onion ! > See FAQ for more information

How much?

2nd Term “Goose”
From Jan. 22nd to Apr. 1st*: 260€ 
#NoIndoorSeason 170€

Possibility to schedule a trial session (5€)

*Including VAT. For sessions of 1h20 of true nature-connection!
Ask for a sibling discount: -5% from the second enrolment.
Possibility to freely stop the subscription at the end of each term with a notice period of one month before the end of the term, according our Terms and Conditions.

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