This Black Friday, Choose to #OptOutside with The Pine Project…

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This month we’re celebrating #10yearsofpine by joining REI Co-op​ and thousands of others who are skipping Black Friday in order to #OptOutside Will you go outside with us? On November 29th head outdoors and document your adventure. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Facebook (@thepineproject) or Instagram (@thepineproject) or use the hashtag […]

Donate Now to our Sit-a-thon 2019 Fundraiser

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We believe that nature-connection education should be accessible to everyone… … and not only those who can afford it. That’s why we’re celebrating 10 years of The Pine Project with our annual Sit-a-thon fundraiser. The Sit-a-thon is a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign where participants pledge to sit quietly in nature, for as long as they choose, in […]

The Pine Project is 10 years old!


Since 2009, we’ve grown from a small group of people motivated to make a difference in children’s lives to Ontario’s leading nature connection organization. Over the next 10 months, we’ll be celebrating our 10th birthday by sharing fun events and other ways to get involved. Stay tuned! To kick off our celebrations, we’re reflecting on […]

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 […]

5 Common Edible and Medicinal “Weeds” You Need to Know

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As a nature-education organization, we at the P.i.n.e. Project know plants. We use them for food, medicine, fibre, shelter, fire, dyes, and teach others how to use them in the same ways. Basically, we think plants are awesome. So we’d love to introduce you to a few of our favourite wild edible and medicinal plants. […]

Register Now: Our Most Powerful Experience for Youth…

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Red Wolf Wilderness Camp (Ages 7 – 9, 10 – 14) As our flagship program, Red Wolf Wilderness Overnight Camp is our most powerful experience for youth. Campers have the rare opportunity to fully immerse themselves in wilderness and learn to live off the land. They spend their days foraging, tracking wildlife, making fires, building shelters, carving, canoeing, hiking, […]

We’re looking for enthusiastic nature-lovers to join our 2019 summer team!

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The p.i.n.e. project is seeking Lead and Assistant Instructors for our Urban Summer Day Camps in Toronto. If you’re passionate about the outdoors and working with children, and you are looking for a fulfilling outdoor job in the urban wilderness of Toronto, this may be ideal for you! You’ll receive excellent training in nature connection […]

Registration for our summer camps opens soon…

Summer Camp 2019 Registration

  Registration for our summer camps will be open on Tuesday February 12th 2019 @ 7am. Camps fill up very quickly so be sure to set a reminder in your calendars. Our summer camps offer creative play, exploration and adventure as campers work together in small groups throughout their week. Camps introduce nature awareness and […]

It’s that time of year again! Donate now to support our bursary fund…

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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 our commitment to mentoring future generations in understanding, participating with, and caring for the environment. Children that learn to use the simplest materials to […]

REGISTER NOW for our Teen Program starting soon…


The Wilderness Adventure Program is an expedition-based program for ages 13-15*. With a focus on high adventure and skill building, this is a four-weekend experience from September 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 […]