Agriculture & the Arts

         for Homeschoolers


Canteen Destiny is a cutting edge, energetic and unique leadership program that highlights “Agriculture & the Arts.”  

  • We offer a wide range of activities at our 21 acre outdoor classroom ranging from team building initiatives customized to meet the unique needs of each age group.       

  • We educate young people about farm issues from animal welfare to food safety, good nutrition to renewable energy. We promote the Arts as a venue for expression and creativity in a unique outdoor agricultural setting.

  • Our base is centrally located in Flamborough Ontario, with quick access to Hamilton, Burlington and Cambridge.

  • We offer additional access to hundreds of acres of breathtaking conservation woodlands. Providing students with extraordinary opportunities for outdoor challenges, hiking and active leadership workshops while integrating an agricultural theme.

As part of our contemporary learning style, we teach practical life skills, survival skills, outdoor education & faith as well as providing a unique agricultural theme throughout our programs. 


Canteen Destiny provides the homeschool community with exciting & educational workshops for youth between 13 and 17 years of age.

The workshops run on Tuesday’s  from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm for twelve weeks,

Beginning Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Located at 1050 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9H 5E2


There will be 2 seasons that run for 12 weeks, from September to December  2016 and January to April 2017.

Fall Term:

Sep. 13, 20, 27

Oct. *4, 11, 18, 25

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec. 6 (catch up day)

Dec. 20 (catch up day)

Winter Term:  

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Feb. 7. 14. 21, 28

March 7, 21, 28

April 4,

April 11 (catch up day)

Course Descriptions for Fall 2016

Agriculture & Wild Edibles: 

Robert  Difrancesco

Min 5 /Max 25   Time:  9:30 am - 10:30 am - *Oct. 4 - Dec. 20

Cost:  $75

This course aims to enlighten students about the importance and value of agriculture and its role of feeding our local community and beyond. They will participate in a wild edible education program involving learning about the different foods nature has to offer, how to identify and search for the variety of fruits from each plant and which parts of the plants are edible and taste some of them. They will also be able to distinguish between plants and fruits that can be consumed if their lives depended on it and ones that are poisonous. They will be able to identify many of these fruits and plants in their own local surroundings. In addition, they will learn aspects of growing, protecting, harvesting, and storing nutritious seasonal produce.  This course takes place on a 21 acre farm that brings the teens close to nature to experience it’s beauty and bounty firsthand.


Robert Difrancesco

Min 5 /Max 20     Time:  10:45 am - 11:45 am - *Oct. 4 - Dec. 20

Cost:  $60

This introductory course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the French language as it teaches some of the most frequently used expressions, and gives students the ability to express greetings, likes and dislikes, and ask basic questions thus providing a degree of confidence conversing in the language.  Whenever possible, our lessons take place in the outdoor classroom around the  beautiful farm.


Robert Difrancesco

Min 5 /Max 5     Time:   9:30 am - 10:30 am or 10:45 am - 11:45 am (subject to change based on enrollment) - *Oct. 4 - Dec. 20

Cost:  $85

Over the course of twelve weeks, students will learn the basic chords and chord progression to be able to accompany and lead simple worship songs on the keyboard or guitar.


Nicole Frederick

Min 5 /Max 20     Time:  12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Cost:  $100

This nutrition and healthy lifestyle course covers various topics aimed at empowering teens to develop good eating habits and make healthy lifestyle choices.  By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the core principles to enhance health; be able to read and understand food labels; identify foods that contain toxic vs detoxifying properties, good vs bad cooking styles, how foods affect emotions, eating disorders; clean eating principles, skin problems and how to address them naturally, cleansing and detoxifying, allergies and food sensitivities; and nutrition tips. Students will have the opportunity to participate in preparing some nutritious foods, take part in hands-on demonstrations and do research on a related topic to briefly share their findings.


Alyssa Woundstra

Min 5 /Max 20     Time:  1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Cost:  $60

A simple approach is taken in this introductory Spanish course to help students learn and understand the basic expressions; use greetings; convey likes and dislikes as well as ask basic questions.  They will also participate in engaging activities in an agricultural setting to bring this language to life.

Urban Survival: 

Carl Sarfi

Min 10 /Max 30     Time:  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost:  $125

This urban survival course was designed, not to teach martial arts, but rather a practical approach to personal safety with an emphasis on awareness, threat level assessment and action that diffuses or escapes potentially dangerous situations.  As we know, police aren't bodyguards who can protect you on the spot. They typically follow up after a violent crime has been committed which unfortunately is too late for the victims of violent crime. This urban survival course helps educate and equip teens with the knowledge and skills to escape potential harm whether they're in high-schools, universities, the workplace or the streets. This course takes place in a learning culture of nature with portions being taught both indoors and outdoors.

What You Will Learn:  

- Attackers mindset:  What attackers are looking for

- Awareness, Assessment and Action

- Power of Observation

- Trusting your "Gut"

- How to use skills you already possess

- Creating Verbal Boundaries

- Increasing your chances for Survival:  The Great Escape

- Stress Inoculation and Emotional Preparation Drills

- Practical Drills & Simulated Attacks and More

- Effective Self Defense Techniques

- Threat Indicators

- Threat Levels

- Use of Force and the Law

- Becoming Vigilant

- Alert Stance

- Avoiding Conflict

- Preparing for Conflict

- Defusing Conflict

- Intense Stress Inoculation & Emotional Preparation   Drills

- Variable Attack Scenarios

- Simple drills to train and stay sharp on your own

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1050 Highway 5

Dundas, ON

L9H 5E2



Canteen Destiny staff members are in the office and available most weekdays.

Monday- Saturday

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM




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