Leader in Training

students jumping into the airStudents eating at a table in the dark with headlampsStudents in a canoe paddling through a marshStudents sitting together looking at a mapKayaks lined up on the shore of a river

LIT is where it all comes together! The objective of Leader in Training is to equip students with the experience, certifications, and knowledge to someday work in the outdoor industry. This course begins with a 13 day long expedition that provides students with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of coastal kayaking and white water canoeing, as well as invaluable leadership and interpersonal skills. Students will spend 6 days on a backcountry canoe trip in Algonquin Provincial Park, followed by a transition day of gear and boats, and another 6 days kayaking on Lake Opeongo.

As the trip progresses, you (as a team of student leaders) will be given the challenge of taking on a larger portion of the logistics and finer details of trip planning. The experience of leading and being responsible for more than just your immediate needs will provide important tools as a leader and individual.

After the Algonquin Provincial Park trip is complete, students may participate in an 7 day placement in one of our junior programs, to gain experience teaching younger students and further develop their own leadership.

Students will have the possibility as well to earn some ORKA certifications. 

Cost for the course in 2022 is $1000. 


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

Student Manual