Inspiring a love of nature.

The Pine Project is a registered charitable organization dedicated to inspiring a love of nature. Since our founding in 2008, we have grown to become Ontario’s leading nature connection organization. We offer year-round nature connection programs for people of all ages in Toronto and the surrounding area, including Outdoor School, day and overnight camps, and March Break programs. Each year, we engage with over 1,500 children, teens, families and adults.

What is nature connection?

What is nature connection?

Nature connection is an approach to nature education that involves personally engaging with nature through meaningful experiences. It aims to foster a deep relationship with nature, while also promoting personal growth and well-being.

At Pine, we care about educating the whole person. Our programs foster confidence, competence, resilience and a deep relationship with nature in a way that is hard to achieve in more conventional learning environments. To learn more about our unique approach, click here.

By helping children connect to nature and teaching adults to do the same, we inspire children to respect, cherish, and care for the Earth. We are empowering the next generation of environmental stewards, problem solvers and leaders. At this time, what could be more important?

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If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.

— David Sobel
Our Mission

Our Mission

The Pine Project fosters confidence, competence, resilience and connection to nature through transformative outdoor experiences for all ages in Toronto and beyond.

Our Vision

Our Vision

We envision a world where healthy people are deeply connected to and care for themselves, others and their natural environment.

Our Values

Our Values

Gratitude, awareness, connection, community, life-long learning, resilience, fun!