Outdoor Education

Year round programs for schools across the gta
Farm・Nature ・Maple Syrup・Leadership Programs
Where fun, co-operative play, and group communication in the great outdoors is our main focus and goal!

Who we are and what we do!

Our Mission: Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre strives to nurture a passion for Outdoor Education and learning through immersive extracurricular school program experiences that transform lives and build community within and beyond our borders.

Whether it’s through our Leadership Programs, Spring Farm & Tours, Maple Syrup Tours or Butterfly Kits, our curriculum based programs have something to fit each groups educational goals. Explore the outdoors while learning how to build and sustain a stronger future for generations to come.

Spring Farm, Nature & Team Building Tours

Engage your group in the great outdoors for a day of safe, exciting hands on experiences that explore farm, nature and team building. Choose from a half or full day and mix and match activities to build the outdoor adventure that best suits your groups needs.

Trip dates: May 6 – June 21, 2024
Half Day Trips: $12.00 per student.
Full Day Trips: $17.00 per student.
Low Ropes are not available. Please look to our Leadership program if interested in this option to be included in the tour.
No charge for teachers, education assistants or early childhood educators.
All fees include 1 Parent Volunteer per 7 students.
Additional Parent Volunteers are the same cost as students.
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure program date.
Final payment is based on number of the students on the day of trip.
We reserve the right to alter programs due to weather or safety.
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Leadership Program

Our Leadership Programs are designed and executed with attention to detail in order to promote strategic team building, working together and co-operative learning. Through various Low Ropes, critical thinking games, as well as personalized programs that meet the specific needs of your participants, our goal is to promote the opportunity for success and positivity at every turn.

Leadership and Low Ropes programs are only available as full day programs (4.5 hours) and ideal for Grades 3 to 8.
Cost is $30.00 per student (Additional cost for programs longer than 4.5 hours).
No charge for teachers, education assistants or early childhood educators.
All fees include 1 Parent Volunteer per 7 students.
Additional Parent Volunteers are $10.00.
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure a program date.
We reserve the right to alter programs due to weather or safety.
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Maple Syrup Tours

Jump into Spring and tap into Maple Syrup Goodness! Discover the science and wonder behind maple sugaring. Follow the process from tapping to syrup and explore the journey from the Indigenous Peoples to present day.

This program is perfect for school groups, homeschools or community groups and is an interactive way to learn in the great outdoors!

Trip Dates: Monday March 25th 2024 to Friday April 5th 2024. (Monday to Friday only)
90 minute Trips Offered Only: $10.00 per person
Morning and Afternoon tour times offered
Specific links to Ontario Curriculum – social studies, history & geography, heritage & identity, First Nations, Metis and Inuit studies
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Butterfly Kits

Participants are given the opportunity to learn and observe the life cycle and stages of the butterfly. Observe the day to day transformation from Egg, to Larva, to Pupa and Butterfly, then the fulfillment of releasing your butterflies into the world.

Spring Sessions:
Session 1: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024
Session 2: Tuesday May 28th, 2024

Each kit includes the following:

  • 25 Butterfly Caterpillars each in their own container
  • Caterpillar “Nutrient” liquid to help them grow
  • Instructions and teaching booklet

Costs:
Butterfly Kit $150.00
Butterfly Release House $35.00
*A butterfly release house is required for their transformation from chrysalis into butterflies. You may purchase ours to be used year after year or use one of your own.

Please note the following:
Full Payment is made at the time of all bookings. Full refund will be issued only if cancellation is requested to the Green Acres Outdoor Education Office 21 days prior to pick up or delivery.

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Fall Leadership Welcome Days

Help discover your students leadership potential and develop their skills to bring out the best in others by booking a Leadership Welcome Day at Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre.  You bring your school and we do the work!

Leadership and Low Ropes programs for grades 9 to 12
Green Acres trained staff led activities and lunch program
Cost is $36.00 per student + HST (includes bbq lunch/snack/drink and full day program). *minimums may apply
Teachers/ECE’s and student mentors free with $10.00 + HST (food cost only)
A Fully refundable $500 date hold deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the program
We reserve the right to alter programs due to weather or safety
Call to book or for more information. 905-887-9988
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Summer Address

1100 Whites Road, Pickering, ON

Off-Season Address

11123 Kennedy Road, Markham, ON, Canada

Phone

905-428-0042

Email

info@campriverwood.com

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