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

canoeing/kayaking

stand up paddle boarding

rock climbing

mountain biking

Fall/Winter Sessions

nordic skiing

snowshoeing

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.

Non-Profit
Partner

Caving & Paddling

On October 20th we took 20 youth from the Collingwood youth leadership program and gave them the opportunity to explore some caves at Metcalfe Rock, and paddle down the Beaver River with out guides Free Spirit Tours.

 

A big thank you goes out to all of you who have attended our screenings and especially our sponsors.

Orienteering At Highlands Nordic

On April 20th we took 18 youth from the Collingwood and Barrie youth leadership program and gave them the opportunity to get outside and do some orienteering at Highlands Nordic.

 

A big thank you goes out to all of you who have attended our screenings and especially our sponsors.

2017 Festival Impacts

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

$9,242

Dollars Raised

117

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.

Body 'N Balance Physio & Wellness Clinic
Freespirit Tours
Highlands Nordic
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