Ravens: Adventure Out (Ages 10-13)


Adventure Out is an advanced program, only open to returning participants. In some cases, new participants with equivalent experience may be accepted into the program*. The program focuses on honing participants’ bushcraft and awareness skills. The remote setting allows participants to dive deeper into skills than is possible in an urban context. With a permanent base camp, they can create structures and work on lasting projects throughout the year. With space to roam and play, they track animals, sustainably harvest plants, make fires, tan hides, and of course make tools.

The Ravens program is geared towards expanding the skills developed in previous programs with p.i.n.e. Ravens will explore together while learning advanced naturalist knowledge and developing our wilderness survival skills. Content may include:

  • Animal tracking
  • Fire by friction
  • Local hazards
  • Shelter building
  • Wild Edibles and medicinal plant identification
  • Sustainable plant harvesting
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Primitive tools such as bows, arrows, stone/bone tools and more
  • Hide Tanning and Sewing
  • Bird Language

*If you are a new participant, please inquire about applying to register by calling the office at 416-792-2772.

This is a year-round program running from October – June. Program days and times are consistent week-by-week for each participant.

Ravens: Adventure Out 2019/2020

Day and Time:


8:30 am: board bus at Old Mill Station

8:35 am: Bus Departure

9:15 am: Estimated Time of Arrival (parent drop off at Norval)

9:15 am-3:30 pm: Programming

3:30 pm: Board bus at Norval (parent pick up from Norval)

4:25 pm: Parent pick up at Old Mill Station


Norval Outdoor Education Centre
10444 Winston Churchill Blvd.
Norval, ON, L0P 1K0

Price: $1,890

Price includes all 29 program days from October – June for one weekly session.

A payment plan is available.

Bursaries are available through the Best Day Ever Fund.

Dates and Seasonal Breaks:

Fall programming             Sept 30 – Dec 6 2019

~ Winter Break ~

Winter programming       Jan 6 – Mar 6 2020

~ Spring Break ~

Spring programming       Mar 30 – Jun 5 2020

Application to Register for 2019/2020 Opens on May 22nd, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon)!

To view availability and register after this date, click the green “Register for Outdoor School” and complete an application. Once you’ve submitted an application, we’ll reach out within 2 weeks to confirm your acceptance into the program or follow up with additional questions.

Click here for registration policies.