Wilderness School Workshops

Become Capable & Confident in the Wild!

Practical, Hands-On Skills Development

Develop Leadership, Communication & Initiative

Skills Development for Outdoor Enthusiasts!

Check out all the cool ways that you can increase your knowledge and skill in outdoor competencies!  These workshops will be offered in a variety of locations throughout the year!  Simply click in to book!  Even experienced outdoor enthusiasts leave our workshops feeling empowered, stoked and with a tool box full of useful skills!

If you run a camp, school or organization and would like us to run one or several of these workshops on a custom date/place as part of your training, please reach out to Owner/Operator and Lead Instructor, Corina Mansfield at info@deeprootsadventure.com.  We can facilitate custom training requests as well, which can include survival, camp instruction, leadership & communication and more!

Intro to Navigation - Full Day

A focused full day workshop designed to help you develop critical navigation skills including utilizing topographical maps, both paper and various online and app resources, compass skills, and an intro to getting the most out of your GPS.  Used all together these hard skills wont run out when your batteries do!   Why take this class? It will help you with accurate trip planning and staying found!

We will be hosting classes in Bracebridge, Peterborough, Haliburton and Barrie for 2024.  

2024 dates to be announced shortly.

Reg: $175 

Trip Planning - Full Day

This session can be for beginner campers or paddlers, or those who are ready to take plan the trip of a lifetime!

During this workshop we will teach you the fundamentals of how to properly prepare for and plan your dream outtrip. Many different considerations and facets of Trip Planning will be explored, right from determining why you are taking the trip to who would make good trip companions, fitness requirements, goal setting, seasonal considerations, route planning and route cards, equipment, clothing, nutrition and fuel, packing and putting together an information package for your ICE. 

We want to make sure your first trip is a success and set you on course for a lifetime of adventure!

It is recommended that you take the navigation workshops before this one.

We will be hosting classes in Bracebridge, Peterborough, Haliburton and Barrie for 2024.

2024 dates to be announced shortly. 

Reg: $175 

Knots & Lashings

You will leave this workshop feeling confident in your knowledge of which knot or lashing to use for which practical application. We will be covering several critical knots and lashing for outdoor applications. Having a few in your ‘toolbox’ that you know really well is very important.

Upcoming dates to be announced

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75