Kimbercote Nature Based Youth Centre

Kimbercote Centre

Kimbercote Centre is a place for youth to come and retreat into nature. Nature’s gifts facilitate youth to recharge, to develop resilience, and to learn new tools to deal with the issues they face.

The centre is situated on over 100 acres of forest, stream, and trails in the picturesque Beaver Valley near Kimberley, Ontario, on the UNESCO world biosphere site, the Niagara Escarpment.

Youth come to Kimbercote for as little as a day for environmental science workshops, to multi day overnight programs which may include learning traditional knowledge from Indigenous Elders and Medicine Men, skills building, nutritional education, outdoor survival, art, music, and more.

Please see www.kimbercote.com for more information.

Activities youth might do at Kimbercote include:

  • Building a traditional sweat lodge and being guided through a sweat with an Anishinabe elder
  • Building their own drum or paddle
  • Foraging the forest for edible plants and learning to cook with them
  • Orienteering and geo-caching
  • Interacting with people from other cultures and backgrounds
  • Canoeing
  • Bird identification
  • And much more!!!

Testimonials From Youth

“I can focus and think when I’m at Kimbercote because I’m not stressed out the way I am at school. I did not miss any field trips but I miss a lot of school.”

“Kimbercote helped me become a better person because it made me be more accepting to new situations and more social. I found I was willing to join other groups.”

“I learned that I loved the outdoors and that it’s really peaceful. I was open to trying new things and was more positive to the teachers than when I am at school.”

“It felt good to not be on my phone because sometimes there is drama from other people and rumours get spread.”

“I learned that I like old activities and learning traditional arts. It’s a new life, you get out of modern day activities, get a break from technology and see a different perspective.”

“I learned that I don’t always need to use my phone. My phone gets in the way of real life.”

Testimonials From Youth

“I can focus and think when I’m at Kimbercote because I’m not stressed out the way I am at school. I did not miss any field trips but I miss a lot of school.”

“Kimbercote helped me become a better person because it made me be more accepting to new situations and more social. I found I was willing to join other groups.”

“I learned that I loved the outdoors and that it’s really peaceful. I was open to trying new things and was more positive to the teachers than when I am at school.”

“It felt good to not be on my phone because sometimes there is drama from other people and rumours get spread.”

“I learned that I like old activities and learning traditional arts. It’s a new life, you get out of modern day activities, get a break from technology and see a different perspective.”

“I learned that I don’t always need to use my phone. My phone gets in the way of real life.”

CONTACT US

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10138 Hwy 26
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z1 CANADA

PHONE
1.705.444.2012 / 1.866.702.5552

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