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Camp session: West Coast 10-Day Sea Kayaking (Outward Bound Canada)

West Coast 10-Day Sea Kayaking

By: Outward Bound Canada  
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Outward Bound Canada

Program and Sessions Details:

  • Overnight Camp
  • Age 18 - 18+ (Coed)
  • Specialized in Adventure (multi), offers 16 activities
  • 2 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $2,990
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support available


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901-2200 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2C6

Geared for youth 19-25, this expedition features sea kayaking and camping along the beautiful waters of Vancouver Island. This stunning environment is an incredible teacher and you will come away from this challenging course having learned how to work more effectively in a group and be a fairer and influential leader. This is a great opportunity for youth looking for an exciting outdoor adventure before resuming their studies/work, or for those choosing to take a Gap Year.

Note: This course is restricted to B.C. residents only.


Your journey will take to the coastal waters of Vancouver Island to learn the skills of sea kayaking. This area is a paddler’s paradise, with its numerous inlets, islands, waterfalls and cascading pools that blend with ocean water. We will continue to explore the region by kayak, boasting incredible wildlife, rugged rocky coastline, old growth rainforest, pristine rivers, lakes, beaches and beautiful mountains.

Designed for students without prior camping or kayaking experience, this West Coast Journey course will teach wilderness travel techniques and navigation, backcountry cooking, sea kayaking, minimal impact camping, camp-craft and wilderness safety. This journey also includes a solo experience where you will prove your skills while being supervised (from a distance!) by our experienced instructional team.  Often described as the most transformative part of the experience, your solo will give you the chance to reflect on earlier conversations from the expedition, absorb important realizations about yourself, and leave behind anything that will no longer serve you going forward.

Session Dates and Locations:

Aug 18 - 27, 2020
Vancouver Island, BC
Vancouver Island

10 campers
Sep 03 - 12, 2020
Vancouver Island, BC
Vancouver Island

10 campers

Character Development:

  • Resilience: Using nature as our classroom, we focus on three primary attributes: developing social and emotional competence; building resilience; and fostering environmental awareness.
  • Interpersonal skills: Expert instructors lead participants through novel, real-life challenges requiring teamwork, collaboration, and perseverance; skills often missed in the traditional classroom and required for future success at school, work and in life.

Special Needs Support: (Not all campers have special needs)

Mild Support       Specialized programming

Aspergers Syndrome
Autism/Pervasive development delay
Down Syndrome
Hearing loss
Intellectual disability
Physical Disability
Tourettes Syndrome
Troubled Teens
Vision loss
Mild Support       Specialized programming


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Instructor lead (group)
Kayaking/Sea Kayaking
Leadership training
Mindfulness Training
Social Justice/Empowerment
Wilderness Out-tripping
Wilderness Skills
Writing / journalism
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

For youth 19-25, this 10-day expedition features sea kayaking and camping along the beautiful waters of Vancouver Island.


Outward Bound Canada  
Contact name:
Jill Zeppa

Phone number:
(888) 688-9273
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