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 sweet three hour workshops will be happening throughout the winter and spring!   You can book one or a few in topics you want to improve on, or save some money and book the whole series!  Classes will be in person and held at the Haliburton Highlands Museum.  Simply click in to book!

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!

Mastering Maps

A focused 3 hour workshop designed to help you master the art of using and making maps!

Fall 2023 Dates TBA

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75 

Conquer Your Compass

A focused 3 hour workshop designed to help you become capable and confident utilizing your compass!

Fall 2023 Dates TBA

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75 

Staying Found with GPS

A focused workshop designed to help you utilize your GPS in partnership with your map and compass!

Fall 2023 Dates TBA

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75 

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.

Fall 2023 Dates TBA

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75 

Trip Planning in Two Parts

This two part workshop focused on teaching you the elements of trip planning, from route, to equipment, food, fuel, etc..

It is recommended that you take the navigation workshops before this one. These two part workshops are scheduled as such:

Fall 2023 Dates TBA

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $75 

Winter Feature Workshop

Chaga 101 – and then some!

Instructor Steve holding the chaga mushroom

A workshop focused on the 'King of Mushrooms'

Popular foraging and outdoors educator Stephan Lukacic (@stevie_funfur on Instagram) takes you deep into the science, tradition, and practical use of this amazing medicinal mushroom!

This hyper focused workshop consists of an hour+ long seminar, discussing the medicinal uses and health benefits of the chaga fungus. You’ll also discuss the many beneficial compounds it contains, best practices for preservation and preparation, and much, much more!Then you’ll hike out into the forest where Steve will teach you how to accurately identify chaga, and demonstrate safe and sustainable harvesting techniques. And of course, the afternoon culminates with a delicious chaga tea tasting!!

Check back in fall of 2023 to find out upcoming dates!

Haliburton Highlands Museum

Reg: $60 per person