Child-Led Hike Information: A big part of our mission is rooted in our strong beliefs in child-led outdoor explorations.

Wonder & Grow believes in the importance of child-led outdoor play and the importance and benefits of observing the same outdoor environment over a full year’s time. According to the Child Mind Institute, “kids who play outside are happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.

Spending time in nature can build their confidence. There’s a lot less structure than most types of indoor play and they can choose how they interact with the nature around them. This gives them practice managing their own actions and encourages creativity and imagination.”

Our optional weekly hikes offer a supportive environment for calculated and careful risk taking. We ask parents to be trusting of their children’s abilities and boundaries. Hike days at Wonder & Grow are OPTIONAL yet HIGHLY ENCOURAGED