Toronto Outdoor School Activities Ontario

Welcome to Our Hiking Classroom... available year round.

Only 60-90 minutes west of Toronto... 1 hour east of London near Paris, On.

Starting at $15.00 per person plus HST... with a ratio of one guide per 10-15 people. Minimum price based on the cost for 15 people plus HST.

From Grades 6 to University Levels... each program is custom designed.

Native Studies Programs  .  Unique Adventures  .  Turbo Tubing

Scouts & Guides Programs  .  ESL Field Trips  .  Overnight Learning Programs


Along the way on our hiking classrooms we teach tree identification, medicinal edible plants used by the First Nations and wildlife of the valley.

Our hiking classroom is not maximum distance, but maximum experiences!

We hike to a 13th century Attawandaron village site, along the way we teach edible medicinal plants used by the First Nations, students can still drink from the village springs and learn why the village is there.

We also add competitions to our hiking classroom of:

1) Holy Smoke… each group is given a cave man bow drill kit of wood, but no instructions…  they have to figure out how to assemble the bow drill and create smoke. First to get smoke wins. 

2) Cook Dat Egg… each group is given tin foil, an egg and matches. They have to design a pot that will hold water, they must build a fire, boil the egg and eat it in a well done condition. If the egg is runny the team is disqualified. 

3) Here Moosee Moosee... each team listens to a bull and cow moose call... then each member does their best imitation. The team then chooses their best caller to compete in a “call off “against the other teams!

Cooking in the Wild... Our latest Learning Experience for Schools $20/person


Our program is not based on "school marks'... but on the ability to participate. 

We can do a complimentary cookout if you supply the hotdogs & food.

Please review our  Waivers and Risk Management Plans ... certificates of insurance available upon request. We carry $5 million liability.

Read a bit about our guides... link.

For more information or questions call 519 442 2519 or email.


Below is a video made by high schools students of our First Nations medicinal plant walk and making a medicine bag program.

“If you would like a school year-end trip that students won’t forget… please knock on our door… because we do it well!"

Topic                            Details Time Cost
Medicinal Edible Plant Walk

 

A 3km walk into a 13th Century Attawandaron village site.

Activities along the way include plant and tree identification of about 25 species, how First Nations used these plants for food and healing, insight into the habits of birds, fish and wildlife in the valley, experiential survival challenges with fire building, bow drills and animal calling. Ends with a circle talk of what is one thing new you learned that you did not know before.

Can bring your own food and do a wiener roast for lunch

One interpretive guide per 10-15 people. Minimum price based on 15 people.

 

 

1-2.5 hours

$15.00 per person plus HST

Add, make a Medicine Bag program for $15 plus HST

Medicinal Edible Plant Hike

(longer day program)

 

A 5km hike across a rolling terrain through the Carolinian Forest to a 13th Century Attawandaron village site.

Activities along the way includes crossing a shallow cold stream, plant and tree identification, First Nations used these plants for food and healing, insight into the habits of birds, fish & wildlife in the valley, experiential survival challenges with fire building, bow drills and animal calling. Ends with a circle talk of what is one thing new you learned that you did not know before.

Can bring your own food and do a wiener roast for lunch

One interpretive guide per 10-15 people. Minimum price based on 15 people.

 

3-4.5 hours 

 $20.00 per person plus HST

Add make a Medicine Bag program for $15 plus HST

Cooking in the Wild

 

A 3km hike where students learn edible plants.  Upon arrival at the competition area, the students are given utensils, fry pan, cooking oil, rice, wild edibles and a fish. On the word "go" they have to build a fire, clean the fish, prep their wild edibles/ rice and do a Master Chef Cook Off for the best dish. 

Can bring your own food and do a wiener roast with the competition.

One interpretive guide per 10-15 people. Minimum price based on 15 people. 

 3 hours

 $20.00 per  person plus HST

Open 7 days a week . Year Round . Reservations Required 

We hosted the TFO "Survival Show for Kids" and Teacher of the Year with TVO.

Our Hiker's Classroom was used as a training tool by the Waterloo Collegiate’s Envirothon Team... which ended up winning the 2007 Provincial Envirothon Competition.