(Adults 18+)

Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program

Wild Deer 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. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get outside, connect with a like-minded community of people and build new skills!


Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program
Wild Deer Adult Wilderness Skills Program

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2024 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 26 - 28
Full weekend excursion (Lodge Accommodations)

Weekend 2: GTA Parks

February 24
10:00am – 4:00pm
February 25
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 3: 1-1.5 hours outside of the GTA

March 23
10:00am – 4:00pm
March 24
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 4: GTA Parks

April 20
10:00am – 4:00pm
April 21
10:00am – 4:00pm

Weekend 5: 1-1.5 hours outside of the GTA

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

Weekend 6: Camping

June 13 - 16
Full weekend excursion (camping 1-2 hours outside of the GTA)
Price: $1,865

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


Registration for Wild Deer 2024 will be opening on Thursday, November 2nd at 12:00pm (noon)! To view availability and to register after that date, click the Registration button below and complete an application. 

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