August 13-18 2018
Day 1 - orienteering
Youth will learn about using maps, compasses and how to navigate around the great outdoors.
- guest speaker teaching about monarch butterflies and what we can do to help them
- monarch art project
- learn about compasses and do an activity to hone those new skills
Day 2 - Soil to table
Youth will visit two local small scale farms to learn where their food comes from and how to cook with local seasonal ingredients.
- Visit Firmly Rooted Farms and Red Cart Farms to learn where our food comes from
- activities around gardening
Day 3 - BEes in our ecosystem
Youth will learn the importance of bees to our natural world and ourselves with a visit to a local apiary.
- visit Ferguson Apiaries to learn about bees and how honey is produced
- drumming circle
- make bee homes
- make honey butter
Day 4 - fishing and our waterways
Youth will go fishing and learn about the importance of our local waters ways and their diversity.
- Bayfield Anglers Society will come teach youth how to fish
- sun art project
- river searches
- build a boat race
Day 5 -outdoor skills and overnight wilderness camp
Youth will learn about basic first aid, how to set up a leave no trace campsite, along with basic survival skills to help them explore the great outdoors.
- learn to set up camp
- learn how to start a fire from scratch
- practice their fishing and water searching skills
- cooking over a campfire