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Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

Our Adventurous Journey Program is a life-changing canoe adventure for teens sanctioned by the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. The Adventurous Journey as the name suggests is about stepping out of the “every day” and into the heart of an unforgettable adventure.

Through their active participation in this program, the youth adventurers will complete both the Practice and Qualifying aspects of their Gold Level Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as earning a series of other great certifications which are outlined in the description below! Participants can use this experience for any level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) or can simply come for the amazing certifications and adventure without being affiliated with the Award at all.

This 7-day wilderness journey has participants traveling by canoe into the heart of the Ontario back-country, paddling on pristine wilderness lakes and living in close connection with the land. Youth travelers will have the amazing opportunity to be mentored by our professional wilderness specialists who each have spent thousands of nights in the back-country as Expedition Leaders and Educators.

July 24-29, 2017 – For Youth 15-18

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in the Canadian Wilderness

In Canada we are fortunate to have vast regions of protected forests and enormous protected parks in which we can adventure and travel. It is a popular destination for schools abroad who are looking to bring their students for a powerful expeditionary learning experience in one of the world’s largest wilderness areas.

Leaders of the Day specializes in engineering these experiences for students and can custom design 1-4 week adventures with the learning objectives of your group in mind. Imagine the opportunity to travel for days and never see signs of “civilization”. Some young people will never have the chance to experience being truly immersed in the natural world or the profoundly powerful impact of waking up to a sunrise through the screen of their tent.

Our International School Adventures can incorporate: adventure travel, experiential learning, Leadership programming, service project elements and much, much more.

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& Certification Experiences

Since its very inception, Leaders of the Day has been working collaboratively with School Boards to assist Teachers in deepening their tool boxes. We lead programs on Program Facilitation that help Teachers infuse experiential principles into their classrooms and to “animate” their curriculum and better engage their students. We teach programs in navigation to help build their confidence when they are traveling “off the beaten trail” and we deliver high quality canoe certifications through Paddle Canada to help them meet the requirements as set out by O.P.H.E.A..

Choose from our menu of popular trainings or have us design something specifically for you and your Staff Team. Come to Leaders of the Day for your next training opportunity and see for yourself how we are redefining the words “Professional Development”.

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Our S.H.S.M. programs put students front row in our “Wilderness Classroom” for certification experiences they will never forget. Our programs go far beyond the basics of the curriculum, offering an enrichment experience with industry experts that will set them up for success as they depart for post-secondary training or the job force.

We understand that every dollar counts when you are managing an S.H.S.M. budget. Invest in a Leaders of the Day experience for your students and know that you are getting the best Instructors, the best value and the highest standard of excellence available. Check out our our menu of services or have us design something especially for you to pair with the S.H.S.M. program stream you are currently the Lead for.

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