THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO A $100 APPLICATION FEE.
Outward Bound Canada’s Passages courses for boys are developed in recognition that boys today often do not experience a clear rite of passage during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This course recognizes the feelings of uncertainty and isolation and frustration that can arise during this challenging period of their lives. This course will help you to take charge of your life, gain new skills and realize what you're capable of. Each experience begins with a physical journey – stepping out of the comforts of day-to-day routines and into an environment that may be very new, adventurous and exciting, but also foreign and uncertain. Facing these changes helps to bring out new perspectives for the future. Using the elements of the course as a starting-point, our skilled instructors will teach you how transfer the skills learned on the adventure to your life at home. These important life skills include caring for yourself, taking responsibility for your choices, expressing your needs and opinions with confidence, and working with others in your school, home and community.
Your journey begins when you meet your group in Huntsville, Ontario. From there, your route will take you into the less-traveled interior of Algonquin Provincial Park, where you will find scenic lakes, challenging portages, rocky campsites and abundant wildlife.
Designed for young men with or without prior camping or canoeing experience, this course will teach wilderness travel techniques and navigation, backcountry cooking, flatwater canoeing, water safety, minimal impact camping, camp-craft and wilderness safety. This journey also includes a 24-hour solo experience where you will prove your skills while being supervised (from a distance!) by our experienced instructional team. Often described as the most transformative part of the experience, your solo will give you the chance to reflect on earlier conversations from the expedition, absorb important realizations about yourself, and leave behind anything that will no longer serve you going forward.
To learn how fit you need to be for an Outward Bound Canada course, click here. This course qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Adventurous Journey at the Bronze, Silver and Gold Level (including preliminary training, practice and qualifying journey). For more info visit the Duke of Ed website here.
To learn how fit you need to be for an Outward Bound Canada course, click here.
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase Canadians’ ability to access Outward Bound Canada’s life-changing programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers a bursary program designed for families in need of financial assistance. If you require funding support, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page, or click the button below to learn more.
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