Non-Profit Projects

Natural Leaders Program

Helping shape the next generation of active outdoor leaders.

Proceeds generated from our film screenings fund outdoor experiences for local youth through our non-profit partner, The YMCA Of Simcoe/Muskoka’s youth leadership program. Our programs expose participants to the positive mental and physical benefits of being active while immersed in the natural world. We believe that these outdoor experiences should be for everyone, which is why we offer them at no cost to participants, removing the financial barriers to participation.

Spring/Summer Sessions


stand up paddle boarding

rock climbing

mountain biking

Fall/Winter Sessions

nordic skiing


winter caving

fat biking

All sessions are 3-4 hours in length and include equipment, transportation and instruction by professional local guides. Each session begins with an introduction to the activity, building skills and confidence in an encouraging and controlled setting. Participants will then be able to apply these new skills for the remainder of the session. Participation focuses on encouraging youth to live healthy, active lifestyles through engaging in these activities in their own backyards.


2017 Festival Impacts

This is only the beginning, we’re hard at work building additional programming and opportunities.


Dollars Raised


Outdoor Experiences

Want to a make contribution towards our youth programs? Donations over $25 receive a tax receipt.    Donate Here

We couldn’t do this without our sponsors

Thank you to all of you for your support.

Sojourn Outdoors

Summit Sponsor

Sojourn Outdoors

As Central Ontario’s Leading Adventure & Lifestyle Retailer for over 25 years, Sojourn is committed to connecting people to nature. Let them be the heart of your next outdoor adventure. Visit them to check out the latest clothing, footwear, gear, and rental equipment. Adventure Begins Here.

Northwinds Brewhouse And Kitchen
Freespirit Tours
Highlands Nordic
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Radio Sponsor