Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Welcome to the Outdoor Education Program at the Tiffin Centre

At the Tiffin Centre, one of our most important goals is to provide a quality and innovative Environmental Education and Outreach Program for the students and residents of our watershed. In our custom-designed educational and recreational programs, we make as many connections to the Ontario Curriculum as possible and, most importantly, we give students the opportunity to connect with the natural world. Our student-centered approach to learning provides many opportunities for students to investigate first-hand the environment in which they live. Students will gain a better understanding and sense of appreciation for all living things as they explore, experience and enjoy the Tiffin Centre.

Our connections to the Ontario Science & Technology curriculum are extensive. To provide a more holistic approach, we have also integrated the arts, social studies, health and physical education, literacy and numeracy into our programs.

Please select a link for more information on our programs:

Click here for information on the 2014 Camp Tiffin season!
 High school
 Seasonal programs:
  -Winter electives
Stay tuned
for information on 2014 bus subsidy program
  In-school programming for grades K-6 (PDF flyer)
 Winter/Spring - Maple Syrup Tours
 Pre-school programs   
 March Break programs
 Summer vacation programs (coming soon!)
 Girl Guide programs    
 Scouting programs
  birthday hat link


booking form buttonStep 1: 
Call and speak directly with our Environmental Education Program Coordinator at (705)424-1485 ext.280 to select/confirm a date and discuss program availability.

Step 2: 
Click here for a fillable PDF booking form. Fill in the form and click the Submit button at the bottom to send it to us, or if you are unable to do so you may print the form and fill it out manually.

Step 3: 
If you do not submit the form electronically, send it to the Program Coordinator either by fax to 705-424-2115 or by e-mail to

You will be contacted by program staff to confirm details and discuss any special requirements or objectives.


Full Day = $13.50 per student
Half Day = $9.65 per student

* There is no charge for teachers and parent volunteers
* The Tiffin Centre requires a minimum of 20 students per program, or a minimum fee of $270 for a full day or $193 for a half day.
* A different pricing structure applies to preschools and daycares - please visit the program page for details.

For more information
If you have questions about our programs, facilities or reservation procedure, please contact the Environmental Education Program Coordinator by phone at 705-424-1479 ext.280 or by e-mail at

Jose outside panoramic
photo by Bethany Reddy 


The Tiffin Centre for Conservation
In addition to unique natural features on the 300+ acre Tiffin Centre site, we have a wide range of facilities to accommodate your group:

- the 6,000 sq. ft. John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre has two labs and a Great Hall which seats up to 100 people
- an outdoor classroom
- a picnic pavilion
- a 17 km network of trails, including many that are wheelchair accessible
- an operating maple sugar bush
- a group campground
- a Low Ropes Challenge Course

Jose greatroom panoramic

photo by Bethany Reddy 

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