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AdventureSmart uses a network of presenters, primarily volunteers, to meet your presentation requests.

However, due to the popularity of our program, we can’t always meet the demand in your community. As such, we encourage parents, group leaders, and educators to use the resources below to deliver the message.


Hug-A-Tree and Survive must be delivered free of charge, and presentations can be adapted to fit the age of the audience, and the amount of time allocated to the presentation, as long as the four key rules are covered.

Presentations are usually 45 minutes in length, and include a video or a story that can be told using a colouring book, a question and answer session, as well as additional games and demonstrations.

Using our instructor video, and other activities, those interested in Hug-A-Tree can learn about presenting key material, and offering a fun and informative presentation.

Click here to request a presentation, to be delivered to your group by one of our many trained AdventureSmart presenters.

If you would like to give the presentation to your group yourself, please see the suggested introduction, outline, and tips below, and be sure to watch the instructor video.

Presentation Introduction

“Hug-A-Tree and Survive” presentations should be opened using the following sample presentation format:

Good (morning/afternoon), my name is (name), and I am here to talk to you about the “Hug-A-Tree and Survive” program.

Hug-A-Tree is a program that teaches you how NOT to get lost in the woods, and what to do if you do get lost. Now you’re wondering what can I do if I’m the one who is lost. Lots! There are several important things you can do to help yourself and the people looking for you.

Hug-A-Tree and Survive Presentation Outline

This program is presented in four stages:

  1. Introduce yourself and the program
  2. Present the Video
  3. Demonstrations and Recap
  4. The Conclusion

Presenter Tips

Try to sit at the level of your audience so you are not talking down to them.

Always have a whistle visibly tied around your neck and an emergency shelter sticking out of your back pocket or survival pack.

Presentation Resources

While some Hug-A-Tree and Survive information is available to all, registered members who participate in a presenter training session, and teachers, have access to additional content.

If you are interested in taking a Hug-A-Tree and Survive presenter training course and benefitting from customizable material, fillable certificates templates, and merchandise discounts, please click here.

The 12 minute Hug-A-Tree and Survive video, available to stream or download, is a key component of the Hug-A-Tree and Survive presentation.

Click to watch the Hug-a-Tree and Survive video

The 17 minute instructor video, available to stream or download, is a guide to teach those interested in presenting Hug-A-Tree and Survive about the AdventureSmart program, and how to deliver an interesting and interactive presentation.

Click to watch the Hug-a-Tree and Survive training video

Hug-A-Tree and Survive Presenter’s Slideshow (PDF)

The Hug-A-Tree and Survive presenter’s slideshow offers key information, provides interesting images, and includes a True or False activity to assess learning.

Word Search (PDF)

First, find key terms and messages from the presentation, and then try and solve the secret message.

Cross Word Puzzle (PDF)

This kid-friendly cross-word reiterates some key phrases from presentations.

Cootie Catcher (PDF)

Print out cootie catchers for your group as a fun activity to reinforce what was talked about during the presentation.

True or False Game (PDF)

By using a “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down”, participants answer true or false questions about the key information from the presentation. A great interactive wrap-up activity!

Download Presentation Resources

You can download presentation material from the list below, including a slide show and hi-definition versions of the videos. Please provide your name and email address for record-keeping purposes.

Download files from the following list:

File Title Size
Cootie Catcher (PDF)1.9 MB
Hug a Tree and Survive (VIDEO MP4)406 MB
Hug a Tree presenters slideshow (PDF)1.7 MB
Hug-A-Tree Crossword (PDF)188 KB
Hug-a-Tree Instructor’s Video (VIDEO MP4)425 MB
True/False game (PDF)1.5 MB
Word Search (PDF)239 KB

If you know when you will present the program and who the audience will be, please provide this information for statistical reporting purposes.