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“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.”

Charles Schaefer

The majority of our programs have a specific purpose that the school or organization wants to achieve. Many groups, regardless of the age of the participants want to enhance the sense of community acceptance and involvement of their people. Some programs are focused on leadership; some want their students or employees to become better team-players; to enrich their problem solving skills and learn to set goals in-sync with their values. Some groups simply want their participants to bond and be together in a natural setting.

In the planning session with our clients we encourage the inclusion of at least one workshop to be part of your schedule. Please see our page on workshops to get a sense of some of the things we can offer.


  • Canoe Trips (an excellent way to teach endless life skills.)
  • High Ropes Course Elements (i.e. Team Tower, Zip-Lines etc.)
  • Low Ropes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Team Building/Trust Initiative Games/Team Wall & Spiders Web
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming (usually a morning polar bear dip!)
  • Outdoor Wilderness Skills (Fire building, bear hangs, tents, natural shelter building, cooking, knots etc.)
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering, Navigation & Map Skills
  • Classic Camp Games (i.e. GaGa Ball, Survival, Capture the Flag etc.)
  • Earth Education (SUNSHIP EARTH—specifically for grade 5 & 6 students.)


  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Building and Sleeping out in Quinzees (snow shelters)
  • Broomball
  • Tobogganing
  • Winter Ecology
  • Skating on the lake
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Dog sledding Expeditions (half day to multi-day trips.)

“It was a great experience and I had the best winter I have ever had in my whole life!”

Olivia, Grade 8 Student—Holy Name of Mary College School
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