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Outdoor Experiential Learning & Leadership

Challenge your group – and watch them grow

On a Boreal River outdoor education and leadership expedition, your group will bond as a team and grow as individuals. Participants will be challenged to step out of their comfort zones, learning skills to navigate whitewater and live in the wilderness—and building confidence along the way.

Whether you are from a school, community organization, or group with specialized needs, you’ll get a customized trip that meets your program’s objectives.

Build skills and confidence

Here are a few examples of customized group trips:

  • Gatineau River Expedition: 3 days of beginner rafting and wilderness skills with students from St. George’s High School
  • Magpie River with Innu Youth: A week-long leadership development trip with 15- to 25-year-olds
  • Magpie River kayaking with Falling Creek Camp: 8-day learning expedition for teens with intermediate / advanced boating skills
  • Batiscan River Expedition: 10 days of wilderness canoe tripping with Bishop’s College School’s ‘Ondaatje Endeavour’

Talk to our expedition coordinator about the trip you envision.

5 reasons to organize an experiential learning expedition

  1. Risk management: We’ll understand your organization’s goals and risk tolerance. Then we’ll use our safety and risk management expertise to plan your trip. Our aim is always maximum benefits and minimum risk.
  2. Consistently valuable and high quality experiences: Get the best experience for your group every time. We sweat the details. We plan extensively so that your program provides meaningful life experiences and lasting results.
  3. Inspiring leadership: Professional and caring, our Boreal River leaders are experienced outdoor educators and skilled guides. Your participants will look up to them as positive role models with healthy, active lifestyles.
  4. Customized programming: Your organization’s goals and the needs of your group members are unique. We’ll learn about your core values and create a program that adds to the foundation that you have already built.
  5. Results-focused: For quality assurance and proof of results, you’ll get photos, materials and a post-trip report. These will showcase the value of the program to others, and help you win the approval and support that you need within your organization.

Training certificates

During the expedition, you can also choose to include skills training that results in internationally recognized certifications for your participants. Examples include a whitewater rescue, wilderness skills and safety, or whitewater paddling certification.

Our instructors can certify your group members through a variety of internationally recognized training providers, including:

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