Corporate Teambuilding

Take a break from your regular work environment and plan your next corporate outing at Kortright Centre for Conservation.

Get outdoors and breathe in the fresh air as you spend time connecting with your team in nature.

Located 10 minutes north of Toronto on 550-plus acres of pristine woodlands, Kortright Centre combines a natural oasis with some of the most cutting-edge sustainable technologies and education programs in Canada.

With more than 40 years of experience leading outdoor excursions, Kortright has you in good hands when you book your corporate function.

For more information and to book programs, please contact:
Heather Stafford – heather.stafford@trca.ca | (416) 791-9950

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Nature Walk

Wellness Walk

Maple Syrup Demonstration

Sustainable Energy Tours

Geocaching

Survival Skills

Teambuilding Challenges

CUSTOM PROGRAMS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Please contact Heather Stafford – heather.stafford@trca.ca | (416) 791-9950

Nature Walk
Time: 40 mins – 1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 20 – 200
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $17 per person

Enjoy the beautiful trails and scenery of Kortright Centre. With over 16 kilometers of paths and diverse natural habitats, we offer plenty of options to choose from.

All guided tours are interactive and focus on the plants, animals, and landscape features on the property.

Select from the following themes: water and wetlands, meadows, biodiversity, animals, insects. Other natural history topics can also be offered.

All guided tours are outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

nature trail at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Wellness Walk
Time: 1 – 1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 10 – 50
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $17 per person

Immerse yourself in nature. Studies show that time spent in nature can impact on your general well-being and can teach, inspire, and assist us (just by being in its presence) to be positive and healthy individuals.

Go on a walk and learn how nature deals with stress and take away teachings that are applicable in your own life.

All guided tours are outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

corporate group enjoys wellness walk in nature at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Maple Syrup Demonstration
Time:1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 20 – 200
Season: March to Early April (Offered only during the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival)
Cost: $25 per person

It is truly a Canadian tradition to welcome the spring and visit a sugar shack. Don’t miss the chance to learn about the history and culture surrounding this tradition with a guided tour of Kortright’s Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival.

Starting with the traditions of the Indigenous people who live and lived in this area and began processing maple sap long ago, learn about the history of maple syrup production through the ages.

Enjoy a crackling warm fire and smell of sap cooking in cast iron kettles over a campfire at our early European setter site and enjoy a sample of pure maple syrup and maple sugar candies.

Visit our sugar shack to learn present day maple syrup production practices and see a working modern evaporator.

Add on a meal of pancakes with maple syrup to round out your experience!

All guided tours are outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather. Additional fees apply for meal options.

educator at Kortright Centre for Conservation demonstrates traditional method of making maple syrup

Sustainable Energy Tours

OPTION 1: Archetype Sustainable Home Tour
Time:1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 10 – 60
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $20 per person

Visit two semi-detached homes that serve as next-generation green home models for builders, homebuyers, and municipal leaders as we move towards ever more sustainable housing.

The first home focuses on technologies that are readily available today. The second home explores alternative prototype technologies that are not yet available on the market

Renewable energy, energy/water conservation technologies, site management, material sourcing, building design and construction practices are among the points of interest found in these cutting-edge sustainable homes.

OPTION 2: Renewable Energy Tour
Time:1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 10 – 60
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $20 per person

Take a tour of the Innovation Trail to learn about renewable sources of energy.

The innovation trail is a 1.6 km loop that houses one of Canada’s largest education demonstrations of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

With the growing concern of climate change and climbing energy prices, let Kortright’s demonstrations provide you with the inspiration and knowledge to help you make informed decisions on important technology and lifestyle choices which can help to reduce your environmental impact on the earth.

This tour is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

Archetype Sustainable House at Kortright Centre
solar test site at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Geocaching
Time: 1.5 – 2 hours
Number of Participants: 20 – 50
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $25 per person

Participants will learn how to take part in the popular activity of geocaching: a high-tech scavenger hunt using a GPS unit (or your smartphone).

Participants will walk just over 1-2 km on flat trails with no difficult terrain. This program can be adapted to be a fun, camaraderie-building competition.

This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

corporate team members learn to use GPS device as part of geocaching workshop at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Survival Skills
OPTION 1: Shelter
Time: 40 minutes
Number of Participants: 30 – 50
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $25 per person

Learn how to construct a practical survival shelter that could help keep you dry and warm in an emergency, and discuss the pros and cons of different shelter types.

This program can be adapted to be a fun competition.

This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

OPTION 2: Fire
Time: 40 minutes
Number of Participants: 30 – 50
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $25 per person

Unleash your competitive side as you work with your team to compete against other teams to burn through the string first.

Learn fire building safety and techniques and then put your skills and wits to the test. Learn different traditional (non-lighter/match) fire starting methods and try one of these methods out yourself.

This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

blazing campfire

OPTION 3: Survival Challenge
Time: 40 minutes
Number of Participants: 30 – 50
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $25 per person

In this fun, fast and furious session, participants learn about early hunting tools and practice with a modern variant of an ancient hunting tool while trying to hit a target as many times as possible within a time limit.

Compete against your colleagues to get the most hits and most points to win the challenge.

This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

Teambuilding Challenges

OPTION 1: Teambuilding Games
Time: 1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 12 – 60
Season: Offered all year
Cost: $25 per person

Establish positive group dynamics using our physical and mental challenges that require group collaboration.

Each challenge is designed to improve interpersonal skills and help participants to overcome barriers to personal and group growth.

Our activities will reinforce themes of support, leadership, communication, feedback, creative problem solving and group decision making.

We practice “challenge by choice”, meaning that each team member is encouraged to participate in a role they are comfortable with.

Some of the activities and challenges require some minor physical ability (this is customizable). This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate closed-toe footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

OPTION 2: Low Ropes
Time: 1.5 hours
Number of Participants: 12 – 60
Season: April to November
Cost: $30 per person

Our low ropes course includes five elements all located in a sheltered forested area. Each element combines personal and team challenges to make for a dynamic experience.

The course involves ropes and high-tension wires that are never more than a foot or two off the ground, making it exciting, while being very safe.

We practice “challenge by choice” meaning that each team member is encouraged to participate in a role they are comfortable with

The activities and challenges require some minor physical ability. This program is outdoors so please wear appropriate closed-toe footwear and dress appropriately for the season and weather.

corporate team members take part in teambuilding challenge activity at Kortright Centre for Conservation
youngster on low ropes course at Kortright Centre summer nature day camp