Immersive, inquiry based learning.



The Kinship Programme facilitates immersive, inquiry-based and play-based learning in wild nature for children aged 3 - 11 years. We have four seasons a year that correspond with school term times. Our sessions run for 2hours, from 2-4pm, and most children attend on a weekly basis. At the end of each season we offer an overnight adventure that mums and dads are welcome to join for.

We charge a seasonal fee that is billed either monthly or for the full season upfront.
It works out to cost R200 per child per session.
It is possible to join for a drop in session at the cost of R200.
We offer a sibling discount of R170 per child as well as a season discount for upfront payment.



Why are we going outside?

Urbanisation, industrialization, fears for safety and technological advancements have led to the majority of our time being spent indoors, predominantly in front of screens. There are growing concerns about a lack of physical exercise, poor mental well-being and issues of climate change and environmental degradation. Studies illustrate that green spaces and natural landscapes have a positive influence on children’s cognitive and psycho-social development, including emotional regulation, perceived self-worth, creativity, concentration, motivation and motor skills. Children that engage immersive with nature have better abilities to assess risks and confidence to confront challenges later in life.

It is believed that the split with nature is at the heart of our environmental crisis. There are several studies illustrating that childhood experiences in nature have led to the development of increased nature-connected individuals who tend to champion conservation and sustainable development. The Kinship program offers the opportunity for our children to develop the empathy and love of nature that our world requires, in a safe yet wild environment.



Michaela Geytenbeek

Durban, South Africa


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