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VANCOUVER ISLAND YOUTH ADVENTURE PROGRAMS

Outdoor skills for life

MISSION: To facilitate life changing adventures that inspire and empower participants through wilderness immersion, skill development, personal challenge, and tons of fun.

VISION: A global community deeply connected to the natural world.

 
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SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMS

Coast Adventure School will be offering three programs this summer: 

  • Mountain

  • Ocean

  • Leadership

 
Reach the Top

MOUNTAIN

Immersing students in the mountains and forests of Vancouver Island, this 5 day adventure culminates in a multi-day mountain expedition. Participants will be challenged both individually and as a team through active learning in trip planning and preparation, risk management, shelter construction, rock climbing, rope work, and backcountry cooking. This is a co-ed program. Gender specific courses will be offered based on demand.



OCEAN

Taking place on Vancouver Island's stunning west coast, this Pacific adventure includes multi-day coastal trekking, surfing, and ocean education and conservation. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills to safely recreate in marine environments while having a ton of fun in one of the world's most pristine coastal settings. This is a co-ed program. Gender specific courses will be offered based on demand.

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LEADERSHIP

An opportunity to begin the transition from participant to leader, this week long program will challenge students to take on leadership roles in a safe and supportive environment. Learning trip planning, emergency preparedness, wilderness awareness, navigation, vegetation identification, rope work, shelter construction, wilderness survival, and basic wilderness First Aid, students will leave with a First Aid certificate and empowered to adventure on their own and potentially return as Coast Adventure School junior instructors. This is a co-ed program.