Hug-A-Tree and Survive

Hug-A-Tree and Survive (HAT)

HAT (Hug-A-Tree) and Survive is designed to teach basic outdoor survival skills to children ages 5 to 12 years old. HAT cannot necessarily prevent children from getting lost in the bush, however this AdventureSmart initiative can teach your children skills that will help keep them safe and make it easier for searchers to find them.

The program is presented in a verbal format, with the length of the presentation being age appropriate. This includes a video component along with activity book, and helpful resources.

Lakehead Search and Rescue Unit (LSRU) is certified to deliver the full HAT (Hug-A-Tree) and Survive program in the Thunder Bay area.

Please contact our coordinator for more information about booking this FREEĀ program at a school or youth organization.

Flexibility is considered with presentation requests regarding locations, dates and times.

HAT Survival Tips

  • Children should always tell an adult where they are going.
  • If lost, the best move to is to “hug a tree” and stay put.
  • Keeping warm and dry is important.
  • Lost children can help their searchers by answering their calls.
  • Carrying a whistle will help a child alert searchers.



Hill's Greenhouse (Thunder Bay) support HAT (Hug-A-Tree) and Survive