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The experience everyone recalls

Lauren, 16, recalls stepping out onto a frozen lake in Algonquin Park in January to chip ice for drinking water for her fellow campers. “It was minus 27 without the wind chill and I had never done anything like that before.”

The five-day winter camping trip, an integral part of the outdoor education curriculum at Bayview Glen School, in Toronto, contributes to students earning a Duke of Edinburgh Award, says Ed Hitchcock, the school lead on this youth leadership program. “The Grade 10 camping trip helps students earn a silver award,” he says. But more importantly, the group bonding, combined with self-reliance, adds up to a life-altering trip. “Come graduation, it’s the experience everyone recalls,” Ed says.

—Heather Greenwood Davis
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Lakefield College School Students Praise Outdoor Ed Program

Many say that if school were more like camp, kids would do better. At Lakefield College School, that camp-like feel has been achieved. Outdoor education is a part of every school day and lesson… and the results are outstanding. [Read more]

This camp will change your life

While Rhodes Scholar Colin Robertson, has always been strong academically, he credits this camp with giving him the confidence in his talents and in himself that, ultimately, the Rhodes committee was looking for. [Read more]

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