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Snowlandia: A Winter Week for Young Women

Snowlandia: A Winter Week for Young Women

“When I was in grade 7, I asked my parents, “where are all the other girls who want to build forts?” I knew they were out there, but I didn’t have a way to find them.”

Leap on snowshoes, search for life under the snow, develop leadership skills and make outdoorsy friends. SaskOutdoors and Wildernook are teaming up to offer winter experiences in a fresh way. 

Snowlandia is designed for young women ages 10 -12  who crave more outdoor time exploring and creating with friends.  It is an exciting opportunity for young women to be active outdoors during the winter break. 

The Experience: Each day will feature a different winter adventure in Gabriel Dumont Park and Holiday Park's naturalized spaces.  The morning and afternoon learning experiences will focus on practical outdoor skills such as staying warm and dry, first aid, winter travel and building shelter. Although we will begin and end each day bundled up outdoors, participants can expect to spend a couple of cozy low-key, down-time hours indoors around noon eating, reading, crafting  and drying out our mitts and neckwarmers! We will also practice a small act of giving back to nature and/or the neighbourhood community each day.  

Dates: Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23

Times: We will meet each morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., enjoy cozy indoor time together between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and wrap up between 4:00p.m - 4:30 p.m. each day. Families are welcome to contact jana@wildernook.com if they need to set up alternate pick-up or drop off arrangements.

Location: Tuesday and Wednesday will be based at Gabriel Dumont Park in the Buena Vista neighbourhood with the Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre as our midday lunch and and down-time spot. Thursday and Friday will be based at the former Sanitorium Grounds in the Holiday Park neighbourhood with Abbeyfield House as our midday lunch and and down-time spot. Both locations are selected for their biodiversity as well as access to washrooms and warm-up spaces.

Cost: The cost for SaskOutdoors Members is $220 and the cost for Non-Members is $240 (learn more about becoming a SaskOutdoors Member). The cost includes learning materials and any gear rental. Participants must provide their own lunch. If cost is a barrier to participating in Snowlandia, please contact jana@wildernook.com to discuss other methods of supporting the program.

Registration for Newcomer Participants: SaskOutdoors will cover the program cost for 2 Newcomer youth (from families who have moved to Canada within the past 5 years). Please help us get the word out to the Newcomer families you know! 

Please view our cancellation policy before registering.

Requirements: Participants need to have warm snowpants, jacket, winter boots and a backpack to be comfortable outdoors. This is an active program and participants should be in good physical condition to enjoy themselves (e.g. able to comfortably run for 15 minutes and walk for 60 minutes).  

Registered participants will receive a detailed information package during the first week of February. 

More Information: If you have questions about the program, you can email contact Jana Miller at jana@wildernook.com. 

Registration is now closed.