Youth and Community Groups
Plan an outdoor adventure as part of your camp, daycare, scout, guide or youth group program. The Kortright Centre offers a selection of nature discovery programs, led by environmental educators who make learning fun.
- Most programs are suitable for children six to 14 years of age.
- For pre-school children, the Bug Hunt, and Nature Exploration programs are recommended.
- Programs are one and a half to two hours in length, except as noted, and may be booked for the morning (10 a.m. to 12 noon) or the afternoon (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.).
- Full-day programs, including a half hour lunch break, are also available.
For more details about programs at Kortright Centre, planning tips, and registration information visit the Groups and Education main page or call (416) 667-6295, then select 3
Online bookings must be made 14 days in advance.
Kortright Youth and Community Groups Program Booking
April - November / age 4 +
Ambush bugs, Tiger beetles, Dragonflies and Painted Lady Butterflies are just some of the fascinating insects and invertebrates you may see and learn about during this hands-on program. Participants will be given the opportunity to catch, observe and release a variety of insects in different habitats.
Busy as a Bee
May 15 - September / age 6 +
Observe Kortright's active bee hives from the safety of a screened in building. Learn about "smokers"; "supers" and other beekeeping equipment. Make a candle out of pure bees wax and complete your program with a taste of pure honey made from Kortright's bees.
Let's Go Green
all year / age 10 +
Learn hands-on skills to conserve water and energy, to reduce waste and water pollution at home, in school, and in your community. Participate in a conservation scavenger hunt.
all year / age 7 +
Journey back 400 years and learn how the Wendat people used natural resources to survive. Grand corn, use traditional methods to start a fire and play Aboriginal games. The full day program includes a craft and Aboriginal legend presentation in Kortright's theatre.
all year / age 6 +
Imagine you are a squirrel, a deer, or a rabbit. How would you survive in the forest? Play active games that show how animals manage to hide, find food, use camouflage, and communicate with each other.
May - October / age 6 +
Whether it is a river, marsh, pond or swamp, Kortright's wetlands are fascinating habitats. With a dip net in hand, look for frogs, fish, turtles, invertebrates and more. Play games and learn what you can do to save our wetlands.
all year / age 4 +
This seasonally adjusted program focuses on the plants and animals of Kortright. The many hands-on activities include nature games and activities, touching furs and feathers and hiking through Kortright's many amazing habitats.
Finding your Way Mapping and Orienteering
all year / age 8 +
Learn map reading and orienteering skills and work in teams to navigate your way to orienteering markers at different locations on the property.
Finding your Way GPS/Geocaching
all year / age 13 +
Learn about GPS technology and how it is used. Using our GPS units participants will progress through a few outdoor practise exercises. The participants will learn about the different kinds of geocaches and will search for caches on the property using GPS units to guide them.