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June 2021

Wilderness First Aid (Marble Lake Lodge, Frontenac)

June 26 @ 10:00 am - June 27 @ 3:00 pm
Marble Lake, 1005 Marble Lake Road
Cloyne , ON K0H 1K0 Canada
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Learn important backcountry Crisis Management and Hazard Identification Skills, ‎how to construct a Wilderness First Aid Kit, plus how to treat the top-20 medical scenarios  and injuries in the Wilds including assessments, triage, and evacuation methods.  

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Weather Forecasting (Marble Lake Lodge, Frontenac)

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marble Lake, 1005 Marble Lake Road
Cloyne , ON K0H 1K0 Canada
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Weather forecasting is a critical skill in the wilderness. This course combines hands-on traditional skills with modern technology.  

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July 2021

Wild Edibles Foraging (Humber Valley, Toronto)

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 Canada
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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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Outdoor Survival (Humber Valley, Toronto)

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Humber Valley, Toronto, 203 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V3 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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Backpacking (Ruby Lake, Bancroft)

July 17 @ 10:00 am - July 18 @ 3:00 pm

GPS Navigation (Greenwood, Ajax)

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenwood, Ajax, Ajax, Ontario Canada + Google Map

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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Wild Edibles Foraging (Guelph Forest, Guelph)

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 2021

Wilderness Experience Youth Camp (Kargus Lakes Retreat, Quadeville)

August 15 @ 10:00 am - August 21 @ 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 15 @ 10:00 am - August 21 @ 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 2021

Canoe Tripping Long-Weekend (Marble Lake, Frontenac)

September 4 @ 10:00 am - September 6 @ 3:00 pm
Marble Lake, 1005 Marble Lake Road
Cloyne , ON K0H 1K0 Canada
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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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