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August 2020

Wilderness Experience Youth Camp (Kargus Lakes Retreat, Quadeville)

August 16 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 3:00 pm
Kargus Lake Retreat,

An introduction to outdoor survival skills for teens aged 14 – 18.  Campers will learn about: Survival Skills 101 survival preparedness Camping skills Bug-out kits Survival game plan – plane crash “case study” Hiking for wild edibles and medicinal plants Emergency shelter building Fire construction by flint, fire by friction and batteries

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Advanced Survival Skills Adult Camp (Kargus Lakes Retreat, Quadeville)

August 16 @ 10:00 am - August 22 @ 3:00 pm
Kargus Lake Retreat,

Advanced Survival Skills Camp (18+) Primitive advanced survival skills: backpacking, pioneer living, disaster preparedness, living off the grid, etc.  This program focuses on the psychology of the survival ordeal or lost person situation.  For adults 18+. A 7 day wilderness adventure including 2 days at our Kargus Lake cabin site Topics include: Backpacking / camping advanced shelter construction primitive / advanced survival skills GPS and orienteering foraging for food equipment panic avoidance and crisis management Program Highlights: 2 days / nights…

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September 2020

Wilderness Survival Campout Weekend (Marble Lake, Frontenac)

September 5 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 3:00 pm

Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics Being prepared at home and cottage The “what if?” priority…

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Edible Plants Identification Day (Guelph Forest, Guelph)

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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GPS Map & Compass Navigation Day (Greenwood, Ajax)

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: Learn how to find your way in the wilderness using handheld GPS. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Topics: Marking and finding way points Backtrack and breadcrumb trails Choosing a GPS and appropriate maps and compass

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Homesteading Skills Weekend (Kargus Lakes, Quadeville)

September 19 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 3:00 pm

Edible Plants Identification Day (Rouge Valley, Toronto)

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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October 2020

Outdoor Survival & Disaster Prep Day (Woodend, Niagara)

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics Being prepared at home and cottage The “what if?” priority…

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Edible Plants Identification Day (Cootes Forest, Hamilton)

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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Wilderness Survival Campout Weekend (Moon River, Muskoka)

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 3:00 pm
Moon River, Muskoka District Road 12, Harrison Trail
MacTier, Ontario P0C 1H0 Canada
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Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics Being prepared at home and cottage The “what if?” priority…

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