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Age 14-16
  • Jul 24 - Jul 30
Duration 7 Days
Location Algonquin Park
Indigenous Territories Omàmìwininìwag, Anishinabewaki
Options Connecting with Courage
Courses / Ontario Wilderness Flatwater Canoeing Connecting with Courage

Ontario Wilderness Flatwater Canoeing Connecting with Courage

Get in touch with your inner voice and build self-confidence in the wilderness this summer!

Join a group of other teens on a flatwater canoeing adventure at gorgeous Algonquin Park. You’ll be guided by experienced wilderness guides trained to be compassionate and supportive role models for a life-changing experience.


The Connecting with Courage program is funded by The Maddie Project to provide youth with the opportunity to engage in a transformative adventure to develop the social-emotional skills they need to navigate the unique challenges of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

We invite youth ages 14-16 from all walks of life who struggle with self-esteem, self-confidence, or isolation issues to sign up for this course. This experience is for you if you want to meet in a supportive environment with like-minded youth who have had similar experiences and struggles and want to use the power of nature to heal and strengthen.

This course is rated level 1 in social-emotional challenge and level 1 in physical challenge. Click here to learn more about the levels of difficulty.

Click here to listen to our recording of our Ontario Wilderness summer information session.

Important Course Notes:

-Our Connecting With Courage is not intended to be a therapeutic intervention for severe cases of depression, anxiety, etc. Although our instructors are trained in mental health wilderness first aid and have experience with the issues facing youth today, they aren’t licensed mental health professionals.

-This is just one of multiple financial assistance and scholarships to be applied against any of our programs. We encourage you to explore these options and apply accordingly to any one that relates to you!

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