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The Quest program offers an introduction to the world of outdoor activities, for students going into Grade 8 or 9. The program is eight-days-long: three days are spent at the Gould Lake Outdoor Centre and five days on a canoe trip in Frontenac Park.

In addition to learning the skills necessary for the five-day trip, like canoeing, portaging, navigation, putting up a tent, and cooking, students will have the opportunity to have fun with a group of their peers.

The Quest experience is a great stepping stone toward our Outreach program for Grade 8 and 9 graduates. Successful Quest students will receive 0.5 credit in Physical Education (PAD1O5). 2024 cost is $480.00. 

Equipment/Gear Lists

Bus Schedule

"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 Frontenac Park?
Most students will start their canoe trip at Big Salmon Lake and finish at the Gould Lake Outdoor Centre. The trip routes vary from group to group, but all routes are similar in length and difficulty. The exact routes will be available for parents to see on the second day of each session at the bus pick up.

How big will my canoe trip group be?
In Quest students will be divided into groups of 10 students two staff members and up to two instructors in training.