This is an excellent program which introduces students to a variety of winter sports. Staying at the rustic and warm Algonquin Eco-Lodge, students will learn about and engage in “off-the-grid” living, as the lodge is powered completely with alternative energy.
Situated deep in the forests on the southern tip of Algonquin Park, the Eco-Lodge is nestled on the shores of a small private lake and a cascading waterfall. It is this waterfall that provides the hydro power for the Lodge. The remoteness of the Lodge also provides the perfect locale for winter sports. There are 60 km of groomed wilderness cross country ski trails, dedicated snowshoe trails, and multi-use trails that are utilized for dog sledding. Our trail network starts right at our front door! And, since the lodge is out of cell phone range and there is no TV, the students will not be distracted from this unique learning experience. This makes them more aware of the process of collaboration and interaction with their peers and teachers.
Activities included in this 4 day/3 night program:
- 2-hour dog sled ride
- ½ day guided cross country ski
- ½ day guided snowshoe hike
- nightly wolf howl program
- polar bear dip
- breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hot drinks and water
- survival shelter building program