Shade’s Mills Park
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Pre-registration and paid park admission is required, only pre-registration is required for our Grand River Parks Members.
Are you an outdoor enthusiast or someone who just wants to learn a few skills to enjoy the outdoors more? Then please join us at Shade's Mills Park. Through hands-on experience you will learn valuable outdoor skills. These sessions will cover three essential skills: fire making, navigation and shelter building. The program has something for everyone; the beginners, the experts, and families. So plan on visiting us and make the most of your future outdoor adventures. Sign up for the series or a single skill session.
The series is presented by SAIL Cambridge to provide you with the skills you need to enjoy the outdoors. SAIL will be bringing a range of gear for you to try. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to learn and a bag lunch.
Pre-registration is required. Sign up for the series or a single session. The cost is $20 per person or $50 for the three sessions. Admission fee required, or free for our Grand River Parks Membership holders. Participants must be over the age of 12.
Please dress appropriately for the weather. You will be spending most of the time outdoors. Lunch is not provided.
Shelter Building & Knots
April 29, 2018 10 am - 2:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch break)
When you think about outdoor survival you likely don't think about ropes and knots, but knowing how to tie the right knot for the situation is a critical outdoor skill. It is also a lot of fun! You will learn various shelter building techniques using natural materials, tarps and even hammock setup, along with knots used when building shelters and setting up camp in the outdoors. Presented by SAIL Cambridge.