Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education

Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education (GROWE Program)... specializes primarily in outdoor Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall experiences for schools, groups and families.

Topics cover tree & plant identification, teas of the wild, survival skills, night safaris on wildlife-insects-stars, intro to birding, Kid's Craft Corner, wool felting and healing journeys. More Details

Also offering Outdoor Education PD DAYS and March Break programs for children. More Details

The GROWE Program is located in the Grand River Valley at the Five Oaks Centre located south of Paris, Ontario (locate on Google Map)... within a 1 hour driving radius from Toronto, London & Guelph.


This outdoor location is a Sacred Place to the Indigenous Nations, it is where two rivers meet... the Grand River and White Man's Creek. 

To engage people in the outdoors... GROWE uses hiking classrooms with minimum distance and maximum learning experiences.

Grand River Wilderness Outdoor Education is the passion Tara Carpenter and staff... "Get to Know Them".

For inquiries and reservations please email GROWE at 


GROWE Cancellation Policy:     

Programs canceled 48 hours prior to day of program will receive a full refund. 

Programs canceled later then 48 hours will lose 25% of payment. 

Program canceled on the day of the event will not receive a refund. 

Program cancelled by Grand River Outdoor Wilderness Education due to weather... can be rescheduled or fully refunded.


Explore the beauty of the Grand River Valley... on the "Edge of Wilderness"