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Event Name Start Date End Date Location Description
The Frontenac All Season Camping Challenge January 1, 2019 December 31, 2019

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Challenge: to camp in Frontenac Park at least one night in every month of the year in 12 consecutive months. Register at the Park Office and retain copies of your camping permits as proof of your stay during each of the 12 months. Once done, submit your record sheet and permit copies to the Park Office and you will be recognized at the next Challenge Celebration in November with a certificate, a crest, and your name on the Camping Challenge plaque!

Warm Winter Camping Overnight January 26, 2019 January 27, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator

Following the day workshop you may stay and experience the night in the wall tent (max. 8 people).

When registering, specify any dietary restrictions. Participants must supply own camping equipment/sleeping bags and personal items. Recommended equipment list will be provided by the instructor. Space is limited Fee includes the instructor cost, basic equipment, dinner, and breakfast.

Email Zabe at maceache@queensu.ca to register and pay for the course.

Cost: $60.00 plus Camping Permit

Warm Winter Camping Workshop January 26, 2019 January 26, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: Zabe MacEachern, Queen’s University, Outdoor Education Coordinator.

Winter camping can be a hot experience with a portable wood stove and wall tent. With proper equipment and clothing, groups and families can travel safely and comfortably on extended trips during the winter. All basics are covered, including trip planning, equipment details and safety, so you can feel confident planning your own trip.

Email Zabe at maceache@queensu.ca to register for the course.

Cost: Daily Vehicle Permit

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Winter Camping Trip Planning February 2, 2019 February 2, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park

Accurate pre-trip planning can minimize many of the discomforts associated with extended forms of backcountry travel during the winter. Topics include: route selection and assessment, safe forms of winter travel, shelters, clothing, equipment, menu planning, physical fitness and conditioning, and safety. Share ideas and concerns about low-impact winter camping and trip planning.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Pre-registration required by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Historical Walk April 27, 2019 April 27, 2019

Presented by: Jerome McDuff and The Friends of Frontenac.  

Join history enthusiast, Jerome McDuff for a leisurely interpretive walk along Big Salmon Lake Road to learn about the early settlers and homesteaders in the Park. Bring your lunch, water and comfortable walking shoes. Register with the Park Office. Plan to go rain or shine.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Survival Techniques for the Outdoors April 27, 2019 April 27, 2019 Park Office

Presented by:  Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, On.

Being properly prepared is essential to survive in the outdoors. This workshop is suitable for many skills levels from novice to more experienced (12 and older).  Topics covered will include: trip planning; survival kits; importance of water and filtering; food and nutrition; hypothermia; shelters; uses of tarps and garbage bags; winter survival; the elements; fire starting techniques; communication methods; etc.

Time: This course runs from 9am-4pm

Cost: registration is $20 per person.  Please meet at the park office.

This course will take place rain or shine so please be prepared with suitable outdoor clothing, a lunch, snacks and water.

To register and pay for the course contact Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.

 

Wilderness Navigation Map and Compass - Level 1 May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.    

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spring Nature Walk May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 Doe Lake Trail

Presented by: Maureen Sly and the Friends of Frontenac Park

Join the Friends on this short leisurely walk to examine the plant and animal life along the 3 km Doe Lake trail. Bring your binoculars, camera, a drink, a snack, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Rain or shine. Meet at the Park Office at 10:00. Please, no dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit Time: 10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Backcountry Camping May 4, 2019 May 4, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

For those who wish to venture to the backcountry to enjoy the outdoors, but who are unsure what to pack or buy, this is a workshop for you. Topics include: how to get started, clothing, footwear, equipment, food, water treatment and safety in the outdoors. This day-long workshop is meant to introduce the new backwoods camper to this form of recreation.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489.

"Early Bird" Spring Bird Walk May 5, 2019 May 5, 2019

Presented by by Kathy Felkar and the Friends of Frontenac.

Join Kathy from the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (peptbo.ca) on a ramble about the park to find spring migratory birds that may be returning to the area. Warblers, Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers are all possibilities. Bring binoculars, camera, drinks, lunch, hiking shoes and bug repellent. Please NO dogs.

Cost: Park daily vehicle permit  Time: 8:00 am (meet at park office)

Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 2 May 5, 2019 May 5, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus Park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Red Cross Wilderness First Aid - RECERTIFICATION May 25, 2019 May 25, 2019

Presented by:  Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, On.

This 8 hour course takes place near the park office. There will be a complete review of CPR and AED training.  There were will be some practice sits to refresh skills, and 2 scenarios to practice holistic approaches.  Participants will be both casualties and rescuers.  NOTE: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

 For more information, and to register contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com.

Note: This is a Canadian Red Cross WFA recertification; only participants with a valid CRC WFA card are eligible for recertification.

Cost: $110 + HST and Camping Fee

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid May 31, 2019 June 2, 2019

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON 

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.  This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 +HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on June 14-16 and September 20-22.

Canoe Clinic June 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: Walter Sepic, Firefly Adventures, Kingston, Ont.  

Let’s demystify canoeing, learn and have fun!  This workshop will include: Types of canoes and paddles, their parts, safety kits, fitting of pfd’s, entering and launching canoes, balancing, sitting or kneeling, bow and stern positions, landing and exiting, portaging techniques and types of strokes and applications. We’ll have lots of practice on the water, a canoe tour of South Otter Lake and a rousing game of canoe tag. Must bring your own canoe and gear.  Rentals are available from Firefly or local outfitters.

Cost: $20.00 plus park vehicle permit, Time: 9 am - 4 pm

To register and submit payment email Walter at waltsepic@gmail.com.

Wilderness Navigation Using Map and Compass – Level 1 June 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 Park Office

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park.  

Level One - Intro to Map Using.  The one day workshop explains map symbology, understanding and interpreting contour lines, the grid system, and measuring and estimating distances and march times. This information is than put into practice through two hikes.

Cost: $25.00 per person plus park fee. Pre-register by calling the park office at 613 376-3489. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Wilderness Map & Compass Level 2 June 2, 2019 June 2, 2019 Park Office

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac

Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  The one day workshop builds on the skills and knowledge acquired during the Level One session and introduces the use of the compass.  Topics include: measuring bearings on the map and from the ground, converting bearings from magnetic to grid and vice-versa, marching on a bearing, determining and setting magnetic declinations, and using the resection method to determine one’s location.  This instruction will be confirmed through a challenging map and compass march to select points within the Park.

Cost: $25.00 plus Daily Vehicle Permit

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Call the park offcie at (613)376-3489 to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid June 14, 2019 June 16, 2019

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON 

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.  This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit.  

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on May 31-June 2 and September 20-22.

Wilderness Map & Compass Level 3 June 15, 2019 June 16, 2019 Park Office

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Call the Park Office at (613)376-3489 to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water. 

Wilderness Map & Compass Level 3 June 22, 2019 June 23, 2019 Park Office

Presented by The Friend's of Frontenac

Level Three - Use of the Handheld GPS as a Tool in Navigation.  Prerequisite: Level Two - Advanced Techniques with the Map and Compass.  This two day workshop is an introduction to the use of the GPS and includes programming the GPS, creating waypoints, and using the GPS for navigation.  This workshop will be confirmed by a challenging navigation exercise using the GPS.  NOTE:  the workshop is built around the Garmin 62 series handheld GPS but any make and model of GPS is welcome.

Cost $25.00

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00pm

Call the Park Office at (613)376-3489 to register and for more information.

Note for all workshops: they all involve hiking in challenging terrain and either rainy or nice weather, therefore sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing are needed.  Bring a lunch and plenty of water.

ORCKA Basic Canoe Certification -Tandem Basic Level 1, 2 and 3 or (solo) level 4 June 22, 2019 June 23, 2019

Presented by: Barry Irish, Paddle Away Adventures, Kingston, ON This is the ORCKA introduction to tandem canoeing and is the basis for all ORCKA skills. For those interested in learning how to canoe, this course may interest you. This course may also be of interes to those wishing to work for any Ontario Government agency, educators or Scouters. Topics include: canoeing skills, safety, equipment selection, etc. After this course you should be able to safely paddle a tandem canoe. Required equipment: your own canoe; paddle, PFD, and government mandated safety equipment. For further information or to register please contact Barry Irish cell 613-539-4864 or barryirish2832@gmail.com Cost: $250+HST/person, plus park daily vehicle permit. Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Healthy Parks Healthy People July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 FREE DAY USE

Spending as little as 30 minutes per day in nature can have a variety of positive health benefits.  Mental, Physical and Emotional well being can be significantly improved simply by spending time in nature.  Help Frontenac Park celebrate Health Parks Healthy People on July 20th, 2018 by coming for a paddle, hike, swim, picnic or other outdoor activity for free that day...you will be glad you did.  Realizing these benefits doesn't need to be just on July 20th, you can come to Frontenac 365 days per year to enjoy nature and reap its benefits.

Frontenac Jr. Challenge September 1, 2019 October 31, 2019

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Jr. Challenge, for hikers 12 years and younger, requires the completion of any 6 of the major trail loops Note that the Bufflehead Trail Loop, Dedication Trail Loops and Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify as a major trail loop. Registration is free at the park office! For further information visit www.frontenacpark.ca or call the park office at 613 376-3489.

Frontenac Trek September 1, 2019 October 31, 2019

Presented by The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park.

The Frontenac Trek challenges hikers to complete any six of the main trail loops between September 1st and October 31st. Note that the Arab Lake Gorge Trail, Doe Lake Trail, Dedication Trail Loops, Bufflehead Trail Loop; Little Slide Lake Loop do not qualify for the Trek. Registration is free! For further details contact the park office 613 376-3489 or visit www.frontenacpark.ca.

Annual Frontenac Hiking Challenge September 1, 2019 October 31, 2019

Presented by: The Friends of Frontenac Park and Frontenac Provincial Park

The Frontenac Challenge encourages hikers to enjoy Frontenac’s fall colours by hiking each of the 11 main hiking loops that form the challenge between September 1st and October 31st. Register for free at the park office or call 613 376-3489. For more information please visit www.frontenacpark.ca. A challenge celebration with successful completion certificates and refreshments will be held at the park office on November 9th 2019 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid September 20, 2019 September 22, 2019

Presented by: Steve Tripp, Wilderness Tripping, Kingston, ON

This 20 hour course takes place in the park interior and is designed to give participants training needed to care for a casualty for up to 24 hrs in a wilderness or remote context. Focus is on prevention but in this scenario based course you will learn and practice assessment, treatment and stabilization of casualties. CPR-C and AED training is included. No pre-requisites but participants must be 16 years of age or older. Camping equipment and food not included but arrangements can be made upon request.

This course starts Friday evening.  Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #3.

Cost: $230.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: This course is also offered on May 31- June 2 and June 14-16.

Canadian Red Cross ADVANCED Wilderness 1st Aid - Bridge Course October 18, 2019 October 20, 2019

Presented by: Steve Tripp and Wilderness Tripping.  

This is a 20 hour bridge course based on the CRC WFA.  This course is a comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need a higher level of training to work and respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. Training is also suitable for those who act as guides or supervisors for groups of people. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Participants can hike or canoe to the campsite #11.

Cost: $210.00 + HST plus Park camping permit. 

For more information and to register, please contact Steve Tripp at wildernesstripping@gmail.com. NOTE: Prerequisite: Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Aid in past 24 months, and must have their CRC WFA manual.