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Whether you’re new to the outdoors or have already proven your camp skills, this course is the right introduction to wilderness expeditions that will help you push your limits and become stronger than ever.
Area & activities
Covering 7,635 square kilometers of forests, bogs, lakes and rivers, Algonquin Park is located in the traditional territories of the Omàmìwininìwag and Anishinabewaki Peoples and is the perfect place for an unforgettable summer experience.
Your group will paddle ancient canoe routes through landscapes of maple-covered hills and rugged ridges, where you’ll learn flatwater canoeing and become familiar with paddling techniques and rescue methods. You’ll also gain a range of valuable skills including map reading and navigation, camping knowledge, Leave No Trace ethics, and the art of teamwork and leadership.
Don’t worry about gear: we have everything you need for the expedition, and you can also borrow personal items from our gear library if needed. Be prepared for possible portages that require teamwork.
Our expert instructors will guide you through unique challenges that require your group to work together to solve problems, reflect on your journey, and discuss how to apply your skills and what you’ve learned when you return home. The course is designed to have a lasting and measurable impact in three key areas:
Improved resilience – Improve your mental and physical health and learn how to overcome challenges to succeed.
Better leadership and teamwork skills – Learn the skills you need to succeed in school, work and life by becoming more confident, cooperative and a respectful team member.
Stronger connection to nature – Develop a lifelong relationship with nature.