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Wilderness Experience CertificateOFFERED IN CLASS - BANCROFT

This certificate is specifically tailored to provide individuals with many unique, exciting and tactile learning experiences. Courses are taught mostly out-of-doors in order to immerse the learner in many realistic and challenging situations. Upon registration itinerary, equipment, gear and food requirements will be provided by the instructors. Students are responsible for providing all required equipment, gear, food, transportation and park fees, unless otherwise stated. This program is a venue for professional upgrading, for developing employment-ready skills, knowledge and abilities.

Courses are offered in the Bancroft and Georgian Bay areas. Locations can change depending on registration numbers.

Courses are ongoing throughout the year. For more details visit www.survivalinthebushinc.com


The minimum requirements for admission to any post-secondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or the equivalent, with credits at the college or general level, or mature student status as defined.

Applicants who are 19 years of age on the first day of classes in the year of admission, and who do not have an OSSD, are considered as mature applicants. Such applicants must complete the required subjects for admission. If they lack the required subjects, they may be requested to write a diagnostic test.
NOTE: Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or who do not have permanent residence status are not considered under this clause.
Students with little to no background with outdoor living or outdoor activities should begin with Edible Plants or the Moccasin Workshop
Students with some knowledge and skills for outdoor living can consider starting with Backpacking, Edible Plants and/or the Moccasin Workshop
Movement throughout the program will be directed by lead instructors as needed; otherwise students can register for courses as their schedule allows
SITB 8009Backpacking
SITB 8012Canoe Camping
SITB 9001Edible Plants
SITB 9005Orienteering
SITB 8005Wilderness First Aid
SITB 8011Wilderness Survival (season specific)

SITB 8015Advanced Survival Skills
SITB 8016 Intro. to Search and Rescue
SITB 8004Moccasin Workshop
SITB 8017Bushwacking
SITB 8007Winter Camping
Please note:
Students must obtain a grade of 50% or higher to pass each course
Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 60% or higher to obtain this certificate
Students have seven years to complete the certificate requirements
Courses may not be available every semester
Tuition fees listed at the Survival in the Bush website do not reflect complete tuition
For more information, contact 613-332-1743 or 1-877-309-0317 ext. 4240, conedbancroft@loyalistcollege.com

The following courses are currently available and listed in alpha order below by course code.

SITB 8005

SITB - Basic Wilderness First Aid

SITB 8009

SITB - Backpacking

SITB 8012

SITB - Canoe Camping

SITB 9001

SITB - Edible Plants Introduction

SITB 9005

SITB - Orienteering