Outdoor Classrooms

The ChariTree Foundation has expanded its environmental education mandate by helping schools and children’s camps across Canada build outdoor classrooms.

The goal is to get kids outdoors more and give them more opportunities to participate in outdoor learning and climate education.

This round of funding is only available to Canadian schools and camps. If your Canadian school or camp is building an outdoor classroom (in Canada or Canadian registered charities building outdoor classrooms and children’s learning gardens for environmental education programs in Africa) as part of an outdoor learning program, contact The ChariTree Foundation before Feb 18, 2022 to apply for help funding it at info [at] charitree-foundation [dot] org.

Include in your email:

  1. school or camp name + address
  2. principal’s (or camp owner’s) contact information including email address as they must be involved + copied on all emails
  3. a brief description of the outdoor classroom you are attempting to build as well as a few examples of environmental education or climate education projects you plan to teach there
  4. estimated project timeline


Only Canadian schools, children’s camps or registered Canadian charities can apply if they have the ability to email info [at] charitree-foundation [dot] org before Feb. 18, 2022 a letter acknowledging that your school or camp has received $2,000 from The ChariTree Foundation to help build your outdoor classroom.

$2,000 grants will be announced by Feb 22, 2022 and cheques mailed out on Feb 22, 2022. It’s a very simple process:

One email to apply, and if granted, one email to acknowledge $2,000 from The ChariTree Foundation to help build your outdoor classroom.


This ChariTree Foundation initiative is a partner project with The Global Youth Environment Assembly (YEA).

YEA is the largest gathering of representatives of Children and Youth organizations from all around the world, interested in environment and sustainable development.

The ChariTree Foundation does not support cutting down trees to create a space for outdoor classrooms. ??