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Skills & Activities

Depending on the focus of a particular Adventure Expedition or Duke of Edinburg course participants will be engaged in activities that may be new to them. We utilize qualified staff to teach these activities. Here is a brief description of the activities that may be part of your participantsí adventure expedition trip.


  • Campsite Management / Wilderness Code of Conduct: Participants will understand how to set up tents, position them in the proper location on site and how to effectively create an outdoor campsite.

  • Cooking/Meal Preparation: Participants work together to prepare their own meals as a group. They will be responsible for following prepared recipes and cooking all meals. Everyone takes turns in the cleanup of dishes too.

  • Canoeing: We work with a third party to provide a canoeing experience on nearby water. Participants learn how to paddle and steer the canoeing while travelling down the river.

  • Service Learning: Service Learning serves to strengthen student connections with the setting for the Expedition. We believe it is important that the students leave their mark as they work together to give back to the community that they have experienced during their expedition.

  • Rappelling at Rattlesnake Point: With our trained staff, students will have the opportunity to rappel down the cliff at Rattlesnake Point. This is a great way for participants to make a commitment and take positive risks.

  • Rock Climbing at Rattlesnake Point: Participants have an opportunity to try their hand at outdoor rock climbing, a very different, and challenging experience from what might provided in an indoor gym.

  • Low Ropes Course: A great way for the group to come together as a small group, to learn about each other, and work together. This is a wonderful way to start the experience at the beginning of the week.

  • High Ropes Course: Participants will try out group and individual challenges up to 45' in the air.

  • Custom Curricular Content: Nearly all of our Adventure Expeditions have included custom programming related to the specific curricular content being taught in schools. We are happy to design new experiential learning components that will help extend in-class learning to the Adventure Expedition. Past curricular programming has included: Natured-Based Art Installations, In-River Crayfish & Macroinvertebrate Study, Orienteering, Mapping, and GPS use, Niagara Escarpment Ecology & Geology, etc.

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Integration: Many groups have used our Adventure Expedition programming to fulfill requirements for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Expeditions can be structured to meet the expectations of the Bronze Level Adventurous Journey, and in some cases can serve as components of the Silver, or Gold Level awards.
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