(Adults 18+)

Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program (Yr 1)

We’re so excited to announce that Wild Deer 1 is BACK in January 2023! After a couple years of Covid hiatus, we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer this opportunity for adults to get outside, connect with a like-minded community of people, and build new skills.

Wild Deer 1 is a great opportunity for educators, parents, and outdoor enthusiasts to deepen their connection to nature. Through a mix of active instruction and experiential learning, participants learn in-depth naturalist knowledge, wilderness and survival skills, and mentoring techniques. Participants gain a wealth of new knowledge, a heightened awareness of nature, and a personal drive to continue learning.

Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program (Yr 1)
Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program (Yr 1)

Click here to learn more about our curriculum and learning outcomes.

2023 Details:

Wild Deer is a weekend-based program with 6 weekend sessions occurring monthly between January and June. Exact times may vary slightly, based on the needs and interests of the group. Participants are required to bring their own food. Pricing includes all 6 weekends and lodging during January and June weekends.

Weekend 1: Baysville (Muskoka)

January 20 - 22
Full weekend excursion (Lodge Accommodations)

Weekend 2: GTA Parks

February 25
10:00am – 4:00pm
February 26
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 3: 1-1.5 hours outside of the GTA

March 11
10:00am – 4:00pm
March 12
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 4: GTA Parks

April 15
10:00am – 4:00pm
April 16
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 5: 1-1.5 hours outside of the GTA

May 13
10:00am – 4:00pm
May 14
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 6: Camping

June 15 - 18
Full weekend excursion (camping 1-2 hours outside of the GTA)
Price: $1,795

A payment plan is available. Bursaries are available through our Bursary Fund.


Registration for 2023 will be opening on November 2nd at 12:00pm (noon)! 

Click here for registration policies.


Eager to challenge yourself further? Check out Wild Deer 2!