Outdoor Leadership Camp
July 19-30 | Ages 15-18 | 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
This West Coast kayaking leadership course gives older students the experience of taking on leadership roles and practicing outdoor skills.
$2800 + GST = $2940.00
Camp subsidies may be available.
- The minimum payment to secure a spot in a camp is: One Week Camp – $200; Two Week Camp – $400; Leadership Camp – $300.
- The online booking form will indicate the applicable 5% gst payable.
- Balance of payment for Camps are due May 1st though full payment is welcome at any time prior to this.
- To pay the balance, return to this page and choose “Pay Balance after Deposit”.
- Deposits are non-refundable. After May 1, camp fees will not be refunded unless cancellation is supported by a doctor’s certificate or we can fill from a waitlist. Refunds will be subject to administration fees that include bank or PayPal charges incurred.
- Should a child be required to leave camp for behavioral reasons, drug or alcohol use, or due to homesickness, there are no refunds. Parents will need to pay for transportation out of the program.
- Cost of the course: $2800 + GST = $2940.00
- Deposit: $300 + GST = $315 | Balance Due: $2500 + GST = $2625
Leadership Camp is recommended for students who have previously taken our Overnight Kayak Camp or have gained sufficient kayak skills at other camps and courses.
With a fully expedition-based itinerary, this program requires greater exertion for the longer distances and days of paddling. Students will assist our most highly certified guides with coordinating meals, food packing and route planning. They will learn more about navigation and how to efficiently and conscientiously set up and take down camp each day.
Leadership Camp’s paddling route will be along the upper west coast of Vancouver Island. There will be one full day's training on Salt Spring prior to leaving for Tahsis where we will paddle out the Tahsis inlet and into the Nuchatlitz Islands. We will navigate and explore this northwest coastline of Vancouver Island up toward Catala Island and moving north towards Rugged Point.
There is leadership learning through scenarios that help students to make quick decisions in supervised incidents. The experience of taking on leadership roles, decision making and practicing outdoor skills, will make them safe and efficient while kayaking on this stunning area of the West Coast. We teach survival skills and no trace camping techniques, always striving to leave our campsites cleaner than we found them.
This camp combines hands-on learning with a more in depth exploration of diverse marine ecosystems. While paddling through these island groups, there will be multiple opportunities to view marine mammals including seals, sea lions, porpoise, grey and humpback whales and possibly orcas.
Our goal is to educate these leaders of tomorrow about how interconnected we are with each other and the natural environment we are paddling. We look at the delicate balance necessary to keep these essential elements healthy and working well together; the importance of treating Mother Nature with reverence and respect for a viable future.
Leadership Campers will have an opportunity to learn from our Online Campus prior to the onset of camp so that they can view strokes and rescues including video footage, and learn tide and current calculations before arrival.