Although it takes extra time and effort to have a great cookout, students will remember it forever! If you have any questions, or require clarification about our cookout procedures, please don’t hesitate to call us at 905-794-2171.

Required Supervision: A minimum of 3 adults are required for a cookout with Primary/Junior (K-6) students (teacher provides overall supervision; one volunteer must be at the fire at all times, one volunteer at the food table). A minimum of 2 adults are required for a cook out with Intermediate/Senior (7-12) students (teacher provides overall supervision; one volunteer must be at the fire at all times). Additional adults can take students to the washroom or help with other spontaneous situations.

Student Safety: EFSC Staff will conduct a fire safety chat with your class and light the fire. Students are not permitted to add anything to the fire, but are responsible for roasting their own hot dogs/marshmallows. For safety reasons, only six P/J students and eight I/S students can cook around the fire at one time. A bucket of water will 

Food: Teachers are responsible for purchasing and bringing all required food (hot dogs, buns, condiments, drinks, paper towels or cloths). Cooked food must be hot dog based. Marshmallows can be cooked as a dessert. However, please be aware of dietary needs including vegan and halal.

Teachers may choose to bring additional food items such as apples, celery sticks…etc. Please note that we do not have garbage or recycling so all waste will need to go back to school with you.

Please have students bring their own reusable water bottle with them to the Centre. We provide jugs of water for refills.

We encourage you to be conscience of your environmental impact and bring refillable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles or juice boxes.

Students with dietary restrictions can either enjoy another hot dog option (teachers can look for halal or veggie options), or can bring their own lunch. We can designate skewers for specific hot dogs.

Provided Items: The Etobicoke Field Studies Centre will provide skewers for cooking hotdogs, sticks for marshmallows, and wood for the fire.

Adverse Weather: If weather conditions eliminate the possibility of using a campfire site, then you will have access to our kitchen stove and students can eat inside.