Registration Policy

We do our best to explain our policies below. If you have any further questions after reading this page, please contact us at info@pineproject.org or by calling 416-792-2772.

  1. Pre-registration

To support long term mentoring relationships, participants qualify to pre-register in a program if they participated in the previous year. Registration instructions will be emailed to all those qualifying for pre-registration.

Pre-registering siblings: In an effort to support returning families and maintain family connections, siblings interested in joining a program for the first time may also be registered during pre-registration.

  1. Open registration

Following pre-registration, open registration is publicly available on a first come, first served basis.  Dates for open registration are communicated on our calendar, e-newsletter, and facebook.

  1. Special needs

We do our best to accommodate all needs – but we need to know! If your child has special needs, please notify our office to ask if our programs are able to support your child and your families’ specific situation. If children with special needs require more support than we are able to provide, and this information is not shared with our office prior to program registration, participation in the program may not be possible.

Cancellation Policies

The pine project designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, site licenses, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs.

Community Outdoor School: Children’s programs running from October – June, including Oaks and Acorns, Coyote Pups, Fiery Foxes, Raccoons, Adventure Out, Run Wild Afterschool, and Weekend Wanderers.

  • A deposit of $100 is required for each program registration. Of this, $50 is non-refundable.
  • A full refund (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued to any cancellation made during the notice period of 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the program.
  • A four-week trial (except for Weekend Wanderers* and the Teen Wilderness Program**) is in effect for Community Outdoor School programs. If a cancellation is made within the first four weeks of the program, the cancellation fee will reflect a pro-rated price of 4 program days.
  • *The trial period for Weekend Wanderers is one program day. If a cancellation is made within 7 calendar days after the first program day for Weekend Wanderers, the cancellation fee will reflect a pro-rated price for 1 program day.
  • **Due to the nature of this program, there is no trial period for the Wilderness Adventure Program for Teens.
  • Cancelling after the trial period: Cancellations after the four week trial period and before January 31st will result in a 50% reimbursement of the program tuition.
  • No refunds will be issued after January 31st.

March Break and Summer Camps:

Open registration for Summer Camp generally occurs in early February of that year.

  • A deposit of $100 is required for each camp registration. Of this, $50 is non-refundable.
  • A full refund (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued to any cancellation made during the notice period of 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the camp.
  • Limit to the Number of Weeks of Camp Per Participant: To ensure access for many children, and to ensure that children don’t see the same camp storyline again, registration is limited to a maximum of 2 weeks of our Urban Day Camps: one week of Wanderers/Explorers Camp and one week of Coyote Camp. Our Muskoka camps may be booked in addition to this limit.
  • No refunds will be issued after 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the camp.

Adult Programs and Courses:

  • A deposit of at least $100 is required for each course registration. Of this, $50 is non-refundable.
  • Some courses do not have a deposit option.
  • A full refund (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued to any cancellation made during the notice period of 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the course.
  • No refunds will be issued after 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the camp.

Bursaries

Bursaries will be awarded in accordance with funds raised through the Best Day Ever Fund.

To download our Bursary Application Form, please go to the Best Day Ever Fund page and click on the  link to view the document. To fill it out electronically, please download the form after viewing it, fill it out and send it back in PDF format to info@pineproject.org.

If you are willing to make a donation for families in need, please donate here:

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If you have any questions regarding bursaries please email info@pineproject.org or call 416-792-2772.