Hike & Acorn Cafe Lunch . GROWE Program

 OAK HIKE & ACORN LUNCH INTINERARY 

 

Introduction (10 minutes) 

We will meet with the clients have introductions and outline the itinerary of the program. The guides will go through an extensive safety talk and risk management.

 
Wild Edibles Hike (one hour)

Our guides will lead you through the forest of Five Oaks in an interactive way that will have you seeing the outdoors in a whole new light. The forest is alive in a whole different way during the winter season and we will investigate and discover what the winter woods has to offer.  We will explore the trail by identifying an array of trees, plants and birds along the way. Clients will be treated to a taste of the abundance of winter wild edibles that nature has to offer. 

Question/Answer/Good Byes (20 minutes)

We will all join around the fire for circle time where we pass the talking stick to share what we learned and enjoyed during the program.  

 
Finish with Lunch at the Acorn Cafe Overlooking the Grand River Valley

Getting outside and being active on this interactive, interpretive style hike will have you working up an appetite. Hikers will then be delighted by a fresh homemade lunch made right on site at The Acorn restaurant.  

Time Required: 2 hours    Location: The Acorn Restaurant, Five Oaks
 
 

Participant

Cost/Person  (min 2 people)

 

 

Adult

$35

Senior 60+

$30

Ages (13-17)

$30

Ages (6-12)

$25

Ages 5 and Under

$15

 

Group Pricing

Total Cost

Estimated Cost per person

10 to 15

$150

$15/10 person

16 to 30

$224

$14/16 person

31 to 45

$341

$11/31person

46 to 60

$460

$10/46person

Group pricing does not include $15 plus HST cost for lunch

 

 
 

The GROWE Program is located in the Grand River Valley at the Five Oaks Centre located south of Paris, Ontario (locate on Google Map)... within a 1 hour driving radius from Toronto, London & Guelph.

Grand River Wilderness Outdoor Education is the passion of Jessica McGregor and Tara Carpenter... "Get to Know Them".

For inquiries and reservations please email GROWE at GROWE.FiveOaks@gmail.com 

Link to GROWE Home Page 

 


GROWE Cancellation Policy: 

Full Payment Required upon booking. 

Groups of 15 or more need to pay 30% deposit  

Trips cancelled more than one week prior to event will receive a 70% refund. 

Trips cancelling less than one week will lose 50% of payment. 

Trips cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will receive no refund. 

Trips cancelled by Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education due to weather can be rescheduled or fully refunded.

 

Risk Management: 

Our guides are highly trained, skilled and experienced in leading clients in the outdoors with the completion of many pertinent diplomas, certificates, training, and awards. 

  • We must stay together as a group as much as possible but if you are to ever go off anywhere by yourself we will have a buddy system that children will always follow.

  • No child is to go anywhere by themselves. Always leave space between you and the person in front of you when hiking in the bush.

  • Be aware of ticks and protect yourself by tucking your socks into your pants, checking your pant legs on a regular bases, and stay on the trails.

  • Poison Ivy is a three leaved plant that can cause severe reactions in some people. Stay clear of any three leaved plants by staying on the trails. Never pick any fauna without the guide’s instructions.

  • Allergies, asthma and all other medical conditions will be discussed and medications organized.

  • Always stay hydrated by drinking lots of water no matter what the weather conditions.

  • Always be aware of tripping hazards such as rock, sticks, logs, and slippery conditions on and off the trails.  

 

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: 

Always dress for the weather conditions.  

Dressing in layers is always a good idea since you can always take layers off along the way.  

Winter can be cold and damp so we recommend wearing: 

Undershirt, sweater, wool socks, snow pants, long underwear, scarf, buff, balaclava, toque, mitten/gloves, winter boots, and down filled winter coat/parka, waterproof outer shell.

 

BRING:

Water, extra dry warm clothing, flashlight

 


For inquiries and reservations please email GROWE at GROWE.FiveOaks@gmail.com

The GROWE Program is located in the Grand River Valley at the Five Oaks Centre located south of Paris, Ontario (locate on Google Map)... within a 1 hour driving radius from Toronto, London & Guelph.