Interested in: West Coast: 1-Week Wilderness Backpacking Journey

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Outward Bound Canada

West Coast: 1-Week Wilderness Backpacking Journey

  

Run by Outward Bound Canada


About this Overnight Camp


  • Overnight Camp
  • Age 14 - 16 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Adventure (multi) and Leadership (multi)—offers 11 activities
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $2,465
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support available  

This camp is designed to build the following character traits:

  • Resilience: Participants will step out of the comfort of daily routines and into an adventurous and exciting, yet foreign and uncertain environment. Using the course's challenges, instructors will teach participants how to transfer the skills they learned to their everyday lives.
  • Interpersonal skills: Participants will create a strong sense of community with their peers as they travel through the wilderness, learning how to work together to accomplish daily tasks and make decisions.

Come along on this exciting backpacking expedition and develop the outdoor skills you need to become a true hiker – while improving your leadership and teamwork skills!

Your group will support each other as you hike up steep slopes and learn to live out of a backpack. With the help of your instructors, the skills you learn in the backcountry will also help you in school or at home, and the memories of breathtaking mountain views and fun moments with your peers will last forever.

Area & activities

This expedition will take you through the Pemberton mountains, which sit on the traditional territories of the Líl̓wat Nation who has inhabited the land since time immemorial.

The course begins with getting to know your team members and an introduction to backcountry living. Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know for your adventure, including how to pack an expedition backpack, use an outdoor stove, build shelters, personal hygiene, minimal impact camping, and how to travel over various terrain both on and off-trail. 

By the end of the course, you will make decisions with minimal input from instructors. Your supportive instructors will also help you become more confident and reflect on the skills you have developed.

Learning outcomes

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.

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Session Dates and Rates

Date TBD
Vancouver, BC
#202- 1610 Clark Drive

Time TBD
Cost TBD
2024-07-042465

Special Needs Support

Mild Support       Specialized programming

  ADD/ADHD
  Autism Spectrum Disorder
  Cancer
  Diabetes
  Down Syndrome
  Dyslexia
  Hearing loss
  Intellectual disability
  Physical Disability
  Tourettes Syndrome
  Troubled Teens
  Vision loss

Activities

  Recreational         Instructional      
  Intense or Competitive

  Empowerment
  First-aid/lifesaving
  Hiking
  Leadership Training
  Mindfulness Training
  Nature/Environment
  Social Justice
  Survival skills
  Travel
  Wilderness Out-tripping
  Wilderness Skills

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