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June 2020

Heart & Stroke BLS First Aid + CPR Certs (Humber Valley, Toronto)

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Canoe Camping Weekend (Marble Lake, Frontenac)

June 20 @ 10:00 am - June 21 @ 3:00 pm

Overview: The most efficient way to access wild areas in an environmentally friendly way is by means of canoe. Purpose: To introduce all aspects of lightweight camping as applied to canoe tripping. Topics: how to plan and implement a canoe trip into the back-country paddling techniques types of canoes selection of paddles PFD’s canoe safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations) camping gear and clothing menus, and, trip planning. Canadiana will be an underlying theme, including skills and lore of the…

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July 2020

Backpacking Hiking Weekend (Frontenac Park)

July 11 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 3:00 pm

Outdoor Survival & Disaster Prep Day (Humber Valley, Toronto)

July 18 @ 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 (Humber Valley, Toronto)

July 19 @ 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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August 2020

Edible Plants Identification Day (Humber Valley Toronto)

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 Canada
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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 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

Canoe Camping Weekend (Marble Lake, Frontenac)

September 5 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 3:00 pm

Overview: The most efficient way to access wild areas in an environmentally friendly way is by means of canoe. Purpose: To introduce all aspects of lightweight camping as applied to canoe tripping. Topics: how to plan and implement a canoe trip into the back-country paddling techniques types of canoes selection of paddles PFD’s canoe safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations) camping gear and clothing menus, and, trip planning. Canadiana will be an underlying theme, including skills and lore of the…

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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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