Learn-to Camp Saskatoon

Learn-to Camp in-person and virtual programming is available for the 2022 season. Book a workshop today!

The Learn-to Camp program prepares visitors with the skills and experience to fully enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Explore the camping basics.

Public program opportunities

Drop-in events

Connect with nature this summer and join the Learn-to Camp team for free games and activities at the following locations:

Nutrien Wonderhub
Drop in every Friday (except July 1 and 15) until August 19 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Beaver Creek Conservation Area (weather dependent)
July 24 and August 21 at 10:30am

Hug-a-Tree and Survive
Suitable for families and children ages 5-11
 July 10 and August 7 at 10:30am

Survive Outside
Suitable for participants 12+

In-person workshops

Three children and a Parks Canada employee smiling and looking inside a tent at a Learn-to Camp outreach event. The children are helping the employee set up a tent.

The Saskatoon Public Library is hosting a number of in-person public programs this summer at different branch locations. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please visit the library website for the event calendar or full program guide.  

Thursday, June 30
4:00 PM CST at J.S. Wood Library
Camping 101

Thursday, June 30
4:00 PM CST at Rusty Macdonald Library
Wild for Wildlife

Saturday, July 9
2:00 PM CST at Round Prairie Library
Hug-a-Tree & Survive
(Kids Aged 5-11 Recommended)

Saturday, July 23
 2:00 PM CST at Round Prairie Library
 Camping with Babies and Toddlers
 

Virtual programs

If you are not able to attend any in-person programs, feel free to attend a public virtual workshop. Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of location.

Registration is required. Public virtual programs are only available in English.

Wednesday, June 29
7:00pm MDT
Choose your own outdoor adventure

Thursday, June 30
2:30pm MDT
Choose your own outdoor adventure

Thursday, July 7
11:00am MDT
Choose your own outdoor adventure
(beginner English language learner audience)

Wednesday, July 13
7:00pm MDT
Camping with babies and toddlers

Wednesday, July 20
7:00pm MDT
Wild for wildlife

Thursday, July 28
11:00am MDT
Wild for wildlife
(beginner English language learner audience)

Private program opportunities

Virtual workshops are available for family and newcomer organizations. In-person workshop availability is restricted to organizations located in Saskatoon at this time.

Program lengths:

A Parks Canada employee helping four new Canadians build a fire at a Prince Albert National Park Learn-to Camp event.

Virtual programs are 45-60 minutes.
In-person programs vary in length (generally 60-120 minutes).

The following workshop topics are available:

Camping 101

Available for any audience, including English language learners.
A camping basics workshop for beginner and intermediate campers. From setting up a tent to camp cooking, participants will learn the camping skills to feel confident on their next trip!

Wild for wildlife

Available for any audience, including English language learners.
Become an expert in Canadian wildlife before your next adventure! In this workshop, learn about wildlife and the ways to protect Canadian parks and the critters who live there.

Choose your own outdoor adventure

Available for any audience, including English language learners.
Everything you need to know to create a fun-filled camping itinerary, regardless of your skill level. Topics include: nearby parks to visit, types of camping and an overview of various outdoor recreational activities.

A Beary, Berry Good Day

Suitable for children age 4-8.
Learn about bears and their behaviour in this interactive story presentation!

AdventureSmart Hug-a-Tree and Survive

Suitable for children age 5-11.
This AdventureSmart program will teach children how to stay safe outdoors and what to do if they get lost.

AdventureSmart Survive Outside

Suitable for general audiences and intermediate or advanced English language learners.
This AdventureSmart program gives participants tips to prepare for their next adventure, including Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials.

Camping with babies and toddlers

Suitable for parents with children age 5 years old and younger.
Connect with other parents and find the right camping tips that will work for you to introduce your little one(s) to camping.

For more information on the Learn-to Camp program, or if your organization is interested in hosting a free workshop or event, please contact the Learn-to Camp Coordinator.

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