In this training, you will learn:
Registering for a training begins by completing an application which may take 20-30 minutes. This application is a way for us to get to know you and to determine if we think you will make a good forest therapy guide. Once your application is received, our admissions team will review it and, if you are accepted into the program, send an acceptance letter within three weeks. This letter will contain all the information for next steps, including a registration link to reserve your space in the training. To promote an optimal learning environment, we generally cap enrollment at 21 participants per training. Applications we receive after we have filled the training will be placed on a waitlist. If an accepted applicant drops out, we will contact the next applicant on the waitlist until the training is full again.Apply Now
$195.00 CAD (approximately $150.00 USD) per person per night for double occupancy*
$233.00 CAD (approximately $178.00 USD) per person per night for single occupancy*
*prices include HST, all meals beginning with dinner on the first night & lunch on last day +any single participant in a double occupancy room will be charged the single rate
Linens and towels are provided. All rooms are ensuites.
All meals are included in price of lodging. Participants and staff to inform Venue of any dietary restrictions upon registration. If anyone staying offsite wants to purchase meals, the cost is as follows: $15.82 CAD (approximately $12.00 USD) for breakfast; $19.21 CAD (approximately $14.50 USD) for lunch; and $30.00 CAD (approximately $22.50 USD) for dinner each day. All prices include 13% HST. Cost for three meals a day is $65.03 CAD (approximately $56.50 USD)
YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre is 138km (86 miles) north of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Orillia is the nearest town of any size, 16 kilometers (10 miles) away by car. We recommend using Simcoe County Airport Service to book transportation from the airport to Geneva Park. They are familiar with Geneva Park and the cost will be $110 CAD ($85 USD) one way if you’re going alone. You should book well in advance. You may also take the train, bus, or water transportation service.
The tuition for the six month core guide training program is $2995 USD.
The tuition for the four-day immersion is $495. Wait to pay until you are ready to register for a specific immersion. You will have two years from the completion of your core guide training to do the immersion.
Other costs include payment for Wilderness First Aid training, which is required for Certification, and is provided by third parties. Prices range from $100 to $300. Lodging or camping fees and food for the four-day immersion are the responsibility of the trainee.
Tuition figures are current as of January 1 2021 and are subject to change.
Our trainers are among the most experienced guides in the world and each one undergoes a rigorous training process beyond their certification as guides. The trainers listed below are subject to change based on trainer availability. No matter which trainers you work with, you will be taught by the best in the field.