The 'Young Hikers Project' is an initiative by Hike Ontario - the only provincial non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the hiking trails and footpaths of Ontario.
The Young Hikers Project was created to foster the appreciation of Ontario's hiking and walking opportunities amongst young Ontarians and to inspire young people to take action in the protection, preservation and growth of Ontario's footpaths.
OUR GOAL: to facilitate this appreciation by providing activities for youth leaders and curriculum focused lessons for educators, as well as links to resources for parents, with one goal in mind - to get youth outside and on the beautiful trails of Ontario.
Hike Ontario is dedicated to cultivating the healthy hikers and leaders of tomorrow, today.
How does being outside help young people stay healthy? Read about a growing concern coined “Nature Deficit Disorder” as it relates to today's youth.