Curriculum-linked outdoor programs, tailored to your students' needs. 

Whether you are looking for a curriculum-linked educational program, or a fun Grade 8 grad trip destination, we have you and your school covered. Offering a wide range of activities through the Fall, Winter, and Spring, we work with you to customize your Wanakita experience to provide an exciting, challenging and rewarding adventure for you and your students.  

We are a pre-approved trip location for multiple school boards, and will work with you to answer any questions you or your stakeholders have. We are an Ontario Camping Association (OCA) accredited member, adhering to Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) guidelines, and YMCA policies to ensure your Wanakita experience is a safe, fun and memorable one.  

Our Outdoor Centre Director and Program Coordinator will work with you throughout the process of booking, trip planning, customization and delivery to ensure that your Wanakita experience meets the goals of your teachers, school and school board.

Our programs are delivered by trained Wanakita instructors with the potential for collaboration from your faculty and participants. If you would like to discuss curriculum links with any of our educational programs, please ask. We look forward to creating an exciting program for you! 

Outdoor Centre Program Activities


All Seasons

Group of youth smiling at Wanakita in the Fall

Action Auction
Big Group Games
Cosmic Zoom
Drum Circle
Environmental Jeopardy
Food Origins & Food Waste
High Ropes
Iron Chef
Low Ropes
Mystery Passenger Hunt
Night Hike
Orienteering - Compass
Orienteering - Discovery
Performing Arts-Dance / Theatre
The Incredible Machine
WEP (Fire & Shelter Building)
Where's Waldo?


Youth boy cross country skiing


Lunch Cookout

Night Skill Across Koshlong Lake

Orient: Map & Compass / Showshoe

Quinzhee Sleepout

Ski 1

Ski 2 / Trek

Snowshoeing & Trek


Winter Ecology

Spring | Fall

Youth paddling in canoe during Fall programming at Wanakita


Beaver Dam Hike

Canoeing 1 & 2

Traditional Games


Lunch Cookout / Canoe

Overnight Campout

Tree identificaton

Voyageur Canoeing

Wetland Study

For more information or to discuss and plan your stay, please contact:

Sandra Dabrowski
Director, Outdoor Centre