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The Outreach program is a 16-day Physical and Health Education credit course that introduces and focuses on outdoor summer activities. Students spend seven days at the Gould Lake Outdoor Centre learning new skills and preparing for a nine-day canoe trip into the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

This program teaches students how to live side-by-side with one another, challenge themselves mentally and physically and how to canoe trip safely using low-impact practices.

Successful students will receive a Grade 10 phys-ed credit (PAD205) in our outdoor classroom. Outreach is a stepping stone to our Outdoor Pursuits and Outdoor Skills programs. 2024 cost $790.00.

Equipment/Gear Lists

Bus Schedules

"Barn Days" Bus Pick Ups
8:30 a.m.: Centennial PS
8:45 a.m. Elginburg & District PS
9:00 a.m.: Loughborough PS

"Barn Days" Bus Drop Offs
3:30 p.m.: Loughborough PS
3:45 p.m. Elginburg & District PS
4:00 p.m.: Centennial PS

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we go in Algonquin Park?
We get a chance to explore many parts of the park. Each trip, or set of two trips, will go on their own route through Algonquin Park. What is similar between each route is the opportunity to travel through the interior of the park where very few people get a chance to see because of its remoteness. The exact routes will be available for parents to see on the sixth day of each session at the bus pick up.

How big will my canoe trip group be?
Algonquin Park limits the number of people per campsite to nine. Each trip will have two instructors along with seven students. For some sessions of Outreach, one or two of these students will be doing their placement after completing the Wilderness Instructors Course (WIC).

How are trip groups made?
When creating balanced tripping groups many details are considered including each students dietary and medical information, learning requirements, group dynamics and tent groups to name a few. Ultimately, the goal is to create groups that provide each student the opportunity to meet new people and each group the opportunity to develop in an environment that is safe and equitable to all. To ensure these philosophies are upheld, no guarantee will be made concerning with whom students will be tripping.