Age 18-25
  • May 17 - Jun 17
Duration 32 days
Location Madawaska, Petawawa
Indigenous Territories Omàmìwininì Madaoueskarini Anishinaabekwe
Program Options Financial Assistance
Courses / Ontario Wilderness: 32-Day Outdoor Instructor Preparation

Ontario Wilderness: 32-Day Outdoor Instructor Preparation

Level up your outdoor instructor game with Outward Bound Canada

This is the perfect course for you if you had a blast working as a camp counselor last summer and now want to build your skills as an outdoor instructor and canoe trip leader. You’ll learn the foundations of wilderness expeditions and the hard skills you need to be a confident and well-rounded outdoor leader – all while having lots of fun exploring the beautiful Spanish and Madawaska Rivers in Ontario.

You’ll improve your paddling skills and gradually take the lead in more challenging situations as you conquer rapids and participate in group activities with your fellow adventurers. By the end of this expedition, you’ll not only be a proven outdoor leader, but you’ll have made lifelong friendships and memories you’ll never forget.

Area & activities

The Spanish and Madawaska Rivers are popular destinations for backcountry canoeing. They meander through rugged landscapes and scenic forests where you may spot kingfishers, great blue herons and other wildlife. With their exciting whitewater rapids and calm flatwater sections, the rivers offer paddlers of all skill levels the opportunity to hone their technique and build their confidence in reading and navigating rivers.

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Have the adventure of a lifetime and become the best version of yourself.