From dog sledding in Northern Ontario to sea kayaking in New Brunswick, no matter what you are looking for, we have a course for you. Our youth courses begin at age 12, and range from five to 32 days in length. You can gain a high school credit, work towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s award, and explore everything from mountains to ocean, rivers to forest. If you would like to learn more, below are a few different types of courses we offer. You can also use the Course Finder above to browse specific trips and dates. It’s time to step out, and look in.
In the words of Outward Bound’s founder, Kurt Hahn, “We are all better than we know and should we be made to realize it, we may never again be prepared to settle for anything less.”
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In today’s world, it can be difficult for teens to find the time and space to connect with themselves. This course teaches participants how to use mindfulness to cultivate their inner strength and resilience, all within the context of a physically and mentally challenging backpacking expedition! This is the start of a whole new adventure.
I was able to get a credit that counted towards my high school and have an adventure. It was a huge win, win and turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.
- Jacob, 16
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to experience this course and that the two-week expedition in the Rockies counted towards my Silver Duke of Ed. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
- Naieri, 15
This course helped me realize that I am capable of so much more than I think. I’m ready to take on whatever life has to throw at me!
- Jamal, 17
I saw my students actually participate in a full day of school… Not complain about the cold or the activities, and smile all of the day.
- Wendy Blain, Principal
There’s nothing that helps a group grow more than shared trials and experiences. We learned that first hand and now our group is stronger as a result.
- Tasveer, 16
During my course, I gained a sense of confidence in myself that I did not have before… The sense of pride I had in my own ability to push through and beat my inner voice.
- Recipient, RBC future launch leadership award for Indigenous youth
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The simplicity and balance of nature creates an environment where people can learn about themselves without the distractions of home – so that they really see themselves, and come to understand their full potential, often for the first time in their lives.
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