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Hiking 101

The purpose of this class is to learn how to safely and responsibly hike through age-appropriate safety instruction, wilderness survival techniques, and plant and animal identification. At the end of the class, children will have a base to start a lifelong love of hiking and appreciation for nature!



July 1st - August 9th 2024

*No hike on the 4th of July

3 Hours of Fun!

9:00 am: Drop-off at trailhead

10:30 am: Snack

12:00 pm: Pick-up

Drop-off locations:

Ajax Park, Heron Park, or ACES entrance

The hike and drop-off location will be determined the week before.



The cost for this class is $60 per child.
This class is geared for children 3 to 7 years old, however, older siblings who want to attend are welcome.
Ask about our sibling discount!


The Hike

Caregivers will drop off children at either Ajax Park, Heron Park, or ACES entrance. Drop-off location will be determined the week before. The total hiking distance will be approximately 1 mile. There is no destination. The goal is to have fun, appreciate nature, and learn how to become a lifelong hiker! We hike about an hour and a half, have snack, and head back to the pick-up location.

The hike will continue if there is light rain. It will be canceled if there is severe weather or lightening. If unexpected severe weather occurs during the hike, children will be moved to the nearest indoor space to be picked up by caregivers.

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