March Break Nature Retreat

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March Break Nature Retreat (Families – Children ages 4 – 12 and Caregivers)

A program for families!

We are excited to be offering our annual March Break Nature Retreat at the edge of Algonquin Park. This retreat is open to groups and families who love the outdoors, regardless of their experience level or background. Participants rejuvenate in nature’s beauty, deepen their connection with the land, and develop new outdoor and naturalist skills and mentoring techniques.

The week runs at a relaxing pace. Throughout the day, adults and youth split up and come together periodically for age-specific and all-ages programming. In the evenings, youth and adults come together to share meals, celebrate their day, and participate in evening activities. During free time (mostly around meals), participants are welcome to snowshoe to Ragged Falls (a 75ft waterfall), hike in the quiet and pristine surrounding woods, enjoy the comfort of the gas fireplace in the main lodge, or relax in the sauna.

 

Daily Programming

Each day, youth and adults split up and come together periodically for age-specific and all-ages programming. Daily programming for youth is suitable for children ages 4 to 12. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome children under the age of 4. 

Adult content may include:

  • Snowshoeing in the surrounding wilderness
  • Learning to track wildlife, such as wolves, moose, otters and more
  • Connecting with your friends and family in nature
  • Wilderness crafts, such as felting and natural basket making
  • Activities and games to help us quiet our minds and enhance our senses
  • Wilderness survival skills, such as traditional fire-making and navigation
  • Storytelling in the lodge and around the fire
  • Experiential and Coyote Mentoring philosophy

Youth content may include:

  • Playing in the winter wilderness
  • Learning to build traditional igloos
  • Tracking wildlife
  • Felting and crafts
  • Preparing teas from forest resources
  • Forest games and adventures

 

Logistics

Location & Lodging

Located just 9km outside the West Gate of Ontario’s world famous Algonquin Park, the Wolf Den Hostel and Nature Retreat is a beautiful log cabin lodge. All participants stay in one of their beautiful heated cabins or in the main lodge. The Lodge is equipped with showers, a sauna, and a full kitchen. Additional nights before or after the program can be arranged privately with the Wolf Den. To learn more about the Wolf Den, visit www.wolfdenbunkhouse.com

Please note that dogs, cats, and other pets are not allowed. Please leave your furry family members at home.

Registration & Pricing: New this year – groups register by room

New this year, registration will be by room rather than by individual. We have a number of different rooms available to choose from!

 Lodge  Room Type (beds)  Room   capacity   (#people)  Price
 Main Lodge  1 Double*  2  $975
 Main Lodge  2 Singles  2  $975
 Main Lodge  3 Singles  3  $1,425
 Main Lodge  1 Queen, 1 Single  3  $1,425
 Loon Lodge  1 Double, 2 Singles  4  $1,865
 Loon Lodge  1 Queen, 2 Singles  4  $1,865
 Bear Lodge  2 Singles, 1 Bunk  4  $1,865
 Bear Lodge  1 Double, 1 Single, 1 Bunk  5  $2,225

 

*2 double-bed rooms available

If your preferred room type is not available, you are welcome to register for the room’s waitlist. If you would like to share a larger room with another group/family, go for it! We just ask that you organize the registration and payment amongst yourselves.

Meals

Coffee, tea, a light breakfast and packed lunch are included. Participants are invited to bring/cook their own dinners in a communal kitchen. If you would like to participate, dinners will have a potluck option.

Transportation

Transportation is not arranged or organized by the program, so please coordinate your own transportation as necessary.

 

2019 Dates & Times

3pm on Sunday, March 10th to 3pm on Wednesday, March 13th

 

Registration

Registration for MBNR 2019 will begin on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:00am!

Click here for registration policies.