On September 22, 2018, AHC’s settlement team hosted a family field trip for clients and their families at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. The fun-filled day included a guided tour, a fire lighting tutorial (participants practiced a variety of fire lighting techniques to enable them to start a fire in any weather. Topics include the difference between tinder and kindling, how to collect materials responsibly from the environment and how to build a fire that will provide sufficient warmth and comfort to survive in the bush). Participants learned knot tying, shelter building, and tarp set-up. Concepts of minimal impact camping were emphasized. The focus of this program was a hands-on experience, providing participants with an opportunity to construct their own shelters and identify the purpose behind various methods of shelter building. View images from the field trip below.

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