Conscious Kids are excited to announce

Welcome to Mayfield Scouts - Glenfield
A 100% Free Play and Nature Based School Holiday Programme

School Holiday Programme - Spring 2017
Week 1 / 2nd - 6th October
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Mayfield Scout Hall - 49 Kaipatiki Rd, Glenfield

9am – 4pm for children aged 5 yrs – 12 yrs
 
$60/day per child - $270/week per child 

The Mayfield Scout Hall area offers an abundance of interesting and challenging play spaces with everything to make this new location for our upcoming July's Programme a total hit! It is a little hidden treasure nestled in the beautiful native bush of the Kaipatiki Creek Reserve.


Just 10 minutes drive from the motorway, this new amazing location will offer an incredible variety of activities in a unique, protected and secluded environment. No doubt that kids will have a blast going eel hunting in the river, building tree huts and cooking on the fire. Yes, there is a big fire-pit! We can't wait to explore this new terrain with your kids! 

Pick up and drop off point at the Scout Hall, please park off street and walk down to the hall. Click here to get the directions.

The foundation of our programs is free play in a natural setting with as little assistance as possible from equipment and technology. We offer a chance for children to play as they like, for as long as they like, within a framework of respect for those around them and the environment. Extension opportunities will be available but only if the children genuinely want to participate. We provide basic equipment suitable to exploring the outdoors: ropes, tarpaulins, bungees, compass, magnifying glasses, knives (to be used with supervision) and some art equipment.


Our programs are designed as an antidote to the fast paced technology filled world many children now inhabit. Any personal devices (phones, ipods, etc) must be left at home.

The program will go ahead in all weather. Rain brings exciting opportunities for play and exploration and of course shelter building! Good quality wet weather gear is very important. We wholeheartedly believe the famous quote "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing". Waterproof gear (jacket and pants) is compulsory for rainy days. Waterproof pants are compulsory for wet days on spring programmes.We offer waterproof pants for sale on our online shop and a limited stock for hiring at the day. Our policy is "first come first serve" ($10/ day).  In case of severe weather warning the Scout Hall has been booked. 

Important:

Our children’s lives are so filled with structure, this program aims to gives them a break from instruction and allow them to play as they like, for as long as they like, within a framework of respect for those around them and the environment. Extension opportunities will be available but only if the children genuinely want to participate. Playing in the outdoors inevitably means getting dirty, and often getting a few scrapes and bruises too. If you or your child are not happy with this concept then this is not the programme for you.

 

Parent Helpers - A unique part of the Conscious Kids Programme philosophy is that passionate parents make the very best supervisors. They have a vested interest in making sure the day is amazing for the children and they have the most experience caring for and managing children. If you are enthusiastic and positive about being in the outdoors in all weather conditions and genuinely enjoy being around children supporting independent play, then this could be the role for you. Please click here for more information or email info@consciouskids.co.nz.

* To ensure our children get the best of our free play spaces and enjoy the Conscious Kids way of play, we require at least 12 children to attend per day, so please invite yours friends for the days of pure fun during the holidays!

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