Wild Roots is for 9 - 11 year olds who would like to spend more time outdoors exploring, leading and just plain living. Whether preparing food, setting up shelter, or building a fire, there are plenty of outdoor living skills to learn and practice. This camp will offer a fun and encouraging environment for participants to practice their outdoor skills and experience the benefits of nature immersion.
What will the week look like?
Monday and Tuesday will involve skill and team building in Saskatoon during the days (8:30 to 4:30 each day) and Wednesday to Friday will involve outdoor living and learning in a wilderness location (2 nights away).
Location: Monday will be based at Gabriel Dumont Park in the Buena Vista neighbourhood. Tuesday will be at a similar urban park (TBA) depending on our learning focus. Wednesday to Friday we will set up and live in a boreal forest base camp 1 - 2 hours North of Prince Albert.
Cost: The program cost of $435.00 ($87.00/day) includes learning materials and any gear rental. Are you a newcomer to Canada? SaskOutdoors will cover the program cost for 2 newcomer girls to participate in this program. A newcomer is an immigrant or refugee who has been in Canada for a short time, approximately 2 years or less.
Requirements: Participants must provide their own rain gear, day pack, sleeping bag and inflatable sleeping pad. This is an active program and participants should be in good physical condition to enjoy themselves (e.g. able to comfortably run for 15 minutes and walk for 60 minutes at a time).
Wildernook and SaskOutdoors
Meet the Wild Roots Team
Jana Miller, founder of Wildernook Fresh Air Learning will provide safe and knowledgeable outdoor instruction throughout the program. Jana is an experienced outdoor educator and playful nature enthusiast.
Rebecca Basset from Back 40 Wilderness First Aid will lead hands-on first aid training. This will be useful for outdoor adventures and everyday life too! Rebecca enjoys climbing, kayaking, hiking and exploring nature with her two daughters.
Sam Gunn from the renowned Outdoor School Program will share her expertise and help lead on the Boreal trip. With experience teaching and tripping in all seasons, Sam brings a wealth of outdoor leadership experience to the program.