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

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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!

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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!

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#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!

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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!

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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 […]

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

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  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!

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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 […]

Our Sit-a-thon fundraiser was a HUGE success…

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Our Sit-a-thon 2016 fundraiser is officially over… and we raised over $10,000! What a HUGE success! We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our generous supporters. Whether you participated or donated, we are so grateful for you. Every dollar we’ve raised will go directly towards our Best Day […]

Register Now: Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program

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Primitive 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 world. […]

Come Volunteer With Us for Fall 2016!

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We are seeking volunteers for our community outdoor school for Fall 2016 programs! Start Date: October 3rd, 2016 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 […]

Tending the Wild Things – A Parent’s Reflection on Long-Term Participation With p.i.n.e.

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The most amazing part of my job as an instructor at the p.i.n.e. project is building relationships with families. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of the p.i.n.e. project community for the past four years, becoming friends with many parents and a long-term mentor for many children. Beyond the years that I have […]

Sit-a-thon 2016: Help Us Grow Our Bursary Fund!

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The p.i.n.e. project Sit-a-thon 2016 fundraiser is an invitation to turn off your phone, turn on your senses and reconnect with nature, yourself and others. It’s also a chance to help those in financial need access our programs! Participants pledge to do a sit-spot for an extended period of time while fundraising for our bursary […]

Art of Mentoring 2016 – Last Chance to Participate Until 2018

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The Ontario Art of Mentoring will be taking a hiatus in 2017. This means that after Art of Mentoring 2016 the next opportunity to participate in Art of Mentoring Ontario will be in 2018. If you’re on the fence about participating this year you can still register up until this Friday August 12th. We sincerely […]

Fall Youth Program Registration!

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A short story about why autumn can be such an inspiring time to be outside with us! (Fall registration info at the bottom of the page) Photo by Bunch of Greens “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus One fall day on a beautiful, crisp morning I arrived […]

When Red Ants Attack – Lessons in Gratitude, Resilience and Mentoring

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As a youth program staff at the p.i.n.e. project, I run programs with children every day on a weekly basis in all kinds of weather, all year around. My job is to facilitate a program that weaves music, drama, storytelling, games, exploring, naturalist studies and survival skills with nature – allowing the kids to connect […]

Art of Mentoring Ontario 2016

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The Art of Mentoring is a week-long experience, immersing participants in a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness. This workshop provides knowledge, tools and practices that enrich relationships and allow participants to create a powerful culture of nature connection in all aspects of their life and community. Deep in all of our roots, there […]

5 Ways to “Be More, Need Less” on Earth Day (and Every Day!)

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It’s Earth Day – a day that happens once every year where events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental action. Sounds pretty awesome, right? However, you’ve probably heard the critique “Earth Day should be every day!” – and although true, it’s important to recognize that things happen one step at a time, little […]

What Spring Can Teach Your Children

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Our spring programs for youth are approaching fast! Because of this, I wanted to share two important things: Registration opportunities for remaining spots in our programs. An inspiring story describing how our programs connect children to nature. Spring programs for youth start April 4th 2016 and end June 10th 2016. We have youth programs that […]