Project Canoe runs wilderness canoeing programs and urban programming.
The Wilderness Canoe Program focuses on basic canoeing and camping skills, environmental awareness, and the development of valuable social and leadership skills such as co-operative decision making, team work and conflict resolution.
While on trip, we aim to create an environment in which youth will be comfortable learning new skills and gaining the necessary skills for dealing with conflict and other difficulties they may face in their day-to-day lives.
Our goal is to create a distinctive learning experience that our youth will carry with them throughout their lives. At the end of their experience, youth will have:
- learned basic canoeing and wilderness camping skills
- participated as a member of a team learning cooperative skills
- gained an appreciation for Algonquin Park’s spectacular natural environment.
- had a fun experience they will remember for a lifetime
The sense of accomplishment from having completed a trip manifests in increased confidence and self-esteem. Youth carry this forward in their daily lives-in school and personal relationships.
The Foundation program is for youth who want to learn the basics of canoe tripping. Youth will learn to paddle, portage, and discover new things about themselves. This program is focuses on supporting youth in creating their own challenges andin forming positive relationships with their peers.
The Experience program is designed for youth who want the opportunity to learn about themselves while experiencing all that Algonquin Park has to offer. Staff will work with youth in setting goals for the trip and assist them in learning basic canoe tripping skills.
We believe that every youth should be able participate regardless of financial means. The cost is $300/day, however, we can provide full and partial subsidies. Our application process includes a subsidy/payment form, which outlines the process of obtaining subsidies.
The below tripping rounds are open to general registration:
Experience (8-day trips):
- June 29th - July 6th
- July 19th - July 26th
- Aug 10th - Aug 17th
Foundation (5-day trips):
- July 11th - July 15th
- Aug 1st - Aug 5th
- Aug 22nd - Aug 26th