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I had the privilege of taking a group of young women from the district secondary school to the Edge this summer. Our goals were to do some outdoor volunteer projects, give service to our community and bond as a group of women.
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The new experiences we participated in, including a remarkable visit with Tibetan Monks who were visiting, capped off a very powerful day for all of us. ~ Connie Hergott, Director, Connections
Outdoor Education Curriculum
A visit to Northern Edge Algonquin presents Canadian and international students and teachers with a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for experiential learning. We carefully review experience content for each group, creating unique experiences that directly link to your groups experiential education needs. The unique outdoor education setting at the Edge is perfect for combining theory with hands-on experiences in science, environmental geography, tourism, art, leadership and peer support, at-risk groups, outdoor and physical education.
Each of these themes, along with program elements described below are seamlessly connected on overnight trips and eco-campus stays at the Edge to provide an experience tailored to meet your needs.
2006 Itineraries (organized by theme)
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Outdoor Education: The Golden Compass:
community development, communication, team building
Ice Breaking Initiatives/Games: Get your Outdoor Education program started by Breaking the ice with unique games and activities that encourage participants to mix and get to know one another. Custom-designed for your group needs, these activities can take place indoors or out.
Herbetisme - Natural Team Building Initiatives: Nature provides all the challenge required and more for our exclusive outdoor education team building initiatives. Our facilitators create challenging, fun activities that require little more than rocks, trees and the natural landscape.
Kawawaymog Mystery: a nighttime orienteering adventure
A Quest for Vision: Throughout time, people have gone into nature in times of crisis (when an answer to a problem was needed), as a rite of passage into adulthood, or simply out of a desire for self-discovery. Outdoor Education Students prepare questions and go into nature for an extended time to seek nature’s truths.
The Golden Compass: Outdoor Education Students work together to master the Fall of Faith, defeat the Giant Tundra Spider, take part in a Night Magic Adventure and much more. Customize this experience to help participants rediscover themselves and empower one another.
Outdoor Education in Algonquin Park: Spirit of Algonquin: discovering nature, recreational adventure
Night Magic: Few natural vistas can match the inspirational panorama of the Milky Way arching overhead in our dark sky. Learn the constellations and their stories for night time outdoor education. Working individually or with others we can reconnect the stars to tell our own constellation stories. If we're lucky the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) may even put on a show.
Algonquin Wolf Howl: Learn about the world of the Algonquin Park Wolf including recent research findings on Algonquin’s most renowned resident mammal. Later outdoor education students gather at the campfire for the Wolf Denning Game and conclude your evening with a group wolf howl.
Birds and Things that Fly: Join one of Ontario’s renowned naturalist/birders on a nature excursion to meet the wide area of birds at home in the Algonquin Highlands.
The Edge of Night: Our incredible naturalist experience takes place at sundown! Frogs, amphibians, bard owls, bats, loons and nocturnal creatures take center stage. . . and who knows what other mysteries await in the dark forest.
Morning Tea with Moose (May – Aug): Enjoy a silent morning paddle sipping Algonquin teas in narrow rivers and lily-filled bays spying for majestic moose - paddling outdoor education.
Making Tracks - Snowshoeing (Jan–Mar): On Winter outdoor education visits, enjoy the quiet of winter on a walk in the forest seeking out the tracks of wildlife or choose to snowshoe on the lake and leave tracks of a different sort.
Paddle Dance: Introduction to Canoeing (May-Oct): Our introduction to paddling canoes or kayaks is filled with entertaining games and challenges that help your group get to know one another while learning to navigate among the islands.
Torch Lit Ice Skating (Jan-Feb): Enjoy a memorable nighttime skate under the stars.
Norwegian Kick sledding (Jan-Mar): Kick sleds look like a dogsleds, but are powered by the swing and kick of your leg taking you on a self-propelled winter adventure.
Canoe or Kayak Overnight Excursion (May-Oct): Plan an overnight outdoor education canoe trip in Algonquin Park. Trips offer opportunities for personal growth and enrichment, development of leadership skills and discovering hands-on ecology of Algonquin Park.
Quintze Camping(Jan-Mar): Let us guide you on a backcountry winter excursion, where we’ll spend the night in an overnight shelter you'll help create out of snow! Enjoy unbelievable food and the sights and sounds of winter close up.
Outdoor Education that inspires "The Eco-Edge":