Donate a Book, Inspire a Child!

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Has a book ever changed your life? At the p.i.n.e. project, Field Guides help to inspire, inform and empower more than a thousand of our youth participants in nature-based education. To us, Field Guides aren’t boring old textbooks – rather, they are treasure chests of knowledge, and fuel our curiosity about nature! Children, youth and […]

REGISTER NOW: an expedition-based program for ages 13-17, with a focus on wilderness adventure and skill building…

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The Wilderness Adventure Program is an expedition-based program for ages 13-17. With a focus on high adventure and skill building, this is a four-weekend experience from January through June. Each weekend is a different type of overnight excursion in a new location around Southern Ontario. Diverse areas of focus for each weekend will provide a range of experiences in the […]

Registration is Now Open for our March Break Day Camp!

March Break Day Camp 2018

March Break Day Camp (Ages 4 – 12) We are happy to announce our annual March Break Day Camp. This camp will pick up right where our summer camps left off – with tons of nature-based games, story telling, creating nature-related art and theatre, exploring, and learning various survival and wilderness living skills. We’re preparing to […]

March Break Nature Retreat


March Break Nature Retreat (Ages 6 – 12, adults 17+) For Educators, Families and Nature Lovers We are excited to be offering our annual March Break Nature Retreat at the edge of Algonquin Park. This retreat is open to everyone who loves the outdoors regardless of their experience level or background. Each year, we welcome families, teachers, outdoor […]

Register Now: Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program

Upcoming Adult Programs

Wilderness Survival Skills, Naturalist Training, and Mentoring Deepening awareness, developing skills, and passing it on… Join the p.i.n.e project one weekend every month, January through June 2017, for a unique naturalist skills and mentoring training experience. Gain incredible skills and experiences in the wilderness. Learn tools and methods to inspire profound connection with the natural […]

The Sit-a-thon 2017 is over and we raised over $13,000…


We just wanted to take a moment to say… THANK YOU! We are so grateful for everyone who was involved in the Sit-a-thon 2017 fundraiser – whether they were a participant committing to a sit spot and raising money for it or someone who donated to our fundraiser. Together, we raised $13,000. Amazing! Every dollar […]

Sit-a-thon 2017: Donate now to help us grow our Best Day Ever Bursary Fund!

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The Sit-a-thon 2017 is officially over and we raised over $13,000. However, you can still donate to our charity by clicking the link below. We’ve seen first-hand how nature-connection education changes lives. When you know more about nature, the less you need. So we take children outside and bring little other than our skills, knowledge, and […]

Register now for our year-round programs Oct-June…

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The real magic of our programs comes from the long-term mentoring relationships that are built between the children that participate in our programs year-round and our staff. Register now and give your kid a free-range childhood in Toronto where they will build their connection to self, others and nature. While our mission, vision and values guide […]

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Fall Medicine Making Dates: Saturday September 30th & Sunday October 1st 2017 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm both days Location: Taylor Creek Park (Saturday) & 1139 College St (Sunday) Price: $175 Join folk herbalists Lee Earl, BSc Hon and Nikki Satira, BEs Hon for a weekend of learning about local medicinal plants and herbal cold and […]

Apply now to work at the p.i.n.e. project…

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Current Opportunities Summer Camp Staff Summer “After-Care” Staff Summer Equipment Manager Assistant Instructor (with additional Equipment Coordination duties)

Registration is now open for various adult courses…

Adult Programs are Back!

We’re so excited to announce that we have multiple adult courses available! Check out these amazing opportunities to learn from extremely knowledgeable mentors and dive into the world of naturalist knowledge and traditional skills. Available courses: Click here for more information. Click here for more information. Click here for more information. Click here for more […]



Our fundraiser last Thursday was a huge success! We are happy to announce that we raised $5000 for our Best Day Ever Bursary Fund! We would just like to say THANK YOU to the individuals and businesses who made this possible. Thank you to Craig Cardiff and Nikki Satira for the beautiful musical entertainment, Partick […]

Lounge Night – An Event in Support of our Best Day Ever Bursary Fund!


An evening celebration of music with the p.i.n.e. project community and friends, featuring singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff. Join us for music, drinks and a silent auction of unique and one-of-a-kind items. All proceeds will help families access nature education programs through the Best Day Ever Bursary Fund. 19+ Cash Bar Silent Auction Hors d’oeuvres Location: The […]

Come Volunteer With Us for Spring 2017!


We are seeking volunteers for our community outdoor school for Spring 2017 programs! Start Date: April 3rd, 2017 Duration: 10 weeks Why Volunteer? Volunteers at p.i.n.e. earn valuable experience in our unique mentoring approach, develop their wilderness skills and proficiency, and gain opportunities to learn new in-depth naturalist skills from our experienced staff. Program Opportunities […]

Annual Snow Fort Building Competition – Win a Free Week of Camp!


#SnowFortComp2017 Put on your snowsuit… because the p.i.n.e. project’s annual snow fort building competition is BACK! When: NOW until Tuesday February 14th at 8pm Contest Rules 1. Build a snowfort. Take pictures. Post the photos as one post on our facebook event page with the caption: the p.i.n.e. project #SnowFortComp2017 official entry.  The photo that […]

March Break Nature Retreat – Register Now!


March Break Nature Retreat (Ages 6 – 12, adults 17+) For Educators, Families and Nature Lovers We are excited to be offering our seventh annual March Break Nature Retreat at the edge of Algonquin Park. Although originally designed for educators, this retreat is now open to everyone who loves the outdoors regardless of their experience level or background. […]

Tracking eCourse Holiday Special: Give a Course, Get a Course!


Learn How to Track Wildlife & Read the Story of Nature Natural Born Tracker at We Are Wildness University will immerse you into the art and science of wildlife tracking in a hands on and engaging way. Learn the beginning steps of how to become a expert Wildlife Tracker, how to read the story of […]

Apply Now to be a Board Member!


Volunteer Board Membership with the p.i.n.e. project the p.i.n.e. project’s mission is to build healthy communities deeply connected to the natural environment. To achieve this we deliver programs focused on building relationships between self, others, and the environment. Using music, drama, storytelling, naturalist studies, stewardship, survival skills, outdoor adventures, intergenerational learning, games, and play we […]

Charitable Gift Giving from the p.i.n.e. project


  Charitable gifts are now available from the p.i.n.e. project! Gift options ranging from $25-$340. Donate in honor of or in memory of a special person. Click here to donate. All donations will go to our Best Day Ever bursary fund which provides individuals and families in financial need the opportunity to participate in life-changing […]

Register for March Break Day Camp 2017!


The official day to register for March Break Day Camp 2017 is October 31st at 9am. Date: March 13th – 17th, 2017 Location: King’s Mill Park (Humber Valley) Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm Before and After Care is not being offered for this camp. Cost: $340.00 Bursaries are an available option through the Best Day Ever Fund. Contact our office for […]