Nature connection is for everyone.

The Best Day Ever Bursary Fund is a limited fund that enables people to participate who would otherwise not be able to afford the full cost of Pine programs. The fund only provides assistance for program fees, not for travel or other costs. The majority of our bursaries are for 20-50% of a program’s tuition; however, in special circumstances more may be awarded. Priority is given to children and families, and to educators working with children and families. As the availability of bursaries is limited, we ask that bursary recipients attend the majority of the program.

To be considered within the first round of bursary applications, we ask that registered participants submit their applications by the following deadlines:

  • March Break: December 1
  • Summer Camps: April 1
  • Outdoor School: August 1 (extended to September 13th for 2020/21) ***Currently closed. Please see announcement below***
  • Wild Deer: November 1

Following the first round, applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but we cannot guarantee the availability of funds.

***September 15, 2020 Announcement: Bursary Fund Closed for Outdoor School 2020/21***
We’ve received an unprecedented number of bursary applications for Outdoor School 2020/21. While we’ve done our best to accommodate all applications to date, we’re sorry to announce that our bursary fund has been depleted for this calendar year. If possible, we may open a secondary round of applications at the end of the year for the Winter and Spring 2021 seasons.

Though our fund is now closed to applications, in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to address individual bursary requests and/or custom payment plan options for participants offered spots in the coming months. Please reach out to us at if you’d like to discuss options with our team.

To apply for a bursary:

To apply for a bursary:

Register for a program* then, fill out a Bursary Application Form**. We will contact you with an offer within 1 month.


*Bursary applications are only assessed for registered participants. Please register for your chosen program, pay the deposit and enrol in a payment plan prior to applying for a bursary. We try our very best to work with each family to make the program accessible; in the rare case that we are not able to meet your financial need, we will provide a full refund. If you are not able to pay the deposit prior to receiving a bursary, please reach out to our team at

**Please complete one application per participant per program.