Introduction To “Young Hikers Activity Resource Kit”
Youth Leaders & Teachers: Looking for strategies to engage youth in your group or school with hiking? This workshop is for you!
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Our Activity Resource Kit is designed as a tool for youth leaders and teachers to introduce children and youths to hiking. The recurring themes of the activities, games and lessons are:
Health & Recreation: The recreational values of trails are often their foremost attraction. In addition to the enjoyment values of recreation, there is a significant health and fitness benefit involved.
Natural & Cultural Heritage: Trails and Greenways have the power to connect us to our heritage by providing access to naturally significant areas as well as historic locations.
Environmental Education: Trails provide firsthand experiences that educate us about the importance of the natural environment and respect for nature by leading us into a natural classroom.
Responsible & Safe Hiking: Our goal is to prepare hikers to enjoy their time in the woods by following best practices such as proper preparation, navigation skills and low impact hiking.
Getting our Youth on the Trails
Presentation and discussion on the topics of youth engagement, the promotion and implementation of hiking activities for families, children and youth, and Young Hiker Project resources.
Overview of Activity Resource Kit
A look at the variety of activities, games and lessons in the resource kit.
The Resource Kit in Action
We will target and participate in some of the activities as a start to understand the possibilities.
We'll come to you and tailor the workshop to your needs!
Whether you're an educator or youth leader or simply a group of like minded individuals who wish to join the movement to get our kids out into nature and on Ontario's trails this workshop could be a key to success.
The cost of the workshop is included in the $50.00 purchase price of the YHP Activity Resource Kit - a great deal!
An ideal size for the workshop is 10-12 participants. The length of the workshop can vary depending on your needs, from approximately 3 hours to a full day.
Contact Hike Ontario at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a workshop.