Pathfinder Outdoor Education Institute
- Outdoor Education Centre
The Outdoor Education Inst. at Camp Pathfinder,est. 1914, provides an enriching residential OE experience on historic Pathfinder Island in the heart of world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park. From the island’s 17-acre low carbon-footprint campus, participants explore the Park and learn new skills in partnership with their faculty chaperones and a professional Pathfinder guide staff of men and women skilled in a variety of outdoor disciplines.
Our specialty is hands-on experiences and north woods living with groups from 18 – 100 students in grades 5 – 8 and 10 – 12. The program is co-ed and is staffed with male and female guides and instructors.
The accommodations are simple and comfortable, in the Algonquin tradition. The homemade food from our in-house chef staff is amazing, something we happily boast about. Our facilities and equipment are top-flight. Guide staff are mature professionals, certified in canoeing and moving water, canoe trip leadership, lifesaving, wilderness water safety and wilderness first responder.
Contact the director, Mike Sladden, for a complete information package and available dates in 2022 and beyond.
This program focuses on:
- Outdoor Education
- Outdoor Recreation
- Environment Education
This program offers the following types of sessions:
- Day Program
- Overnight Program
This program offers sessions during these parts of the year:
- Spring (or March Break)
This program offers the following session lengths:
- 1 Week
This program offers sessions for participants in these grade ranges:
- Elementary / Middle (Grades 6 - 8)
- Secondary (Grades 9 - 12)
This program offers the following activities:
- Camping / Cookouts
- Canoe Trips
- Climbing Wall
- Duke of Ed
- High School Credit
- Lifesaving Society Instruction
- Low Ropes/Team Building
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Studies
- Ropes Course
- Stand-Up Paddleboarding
- Swimming (Instructional)
- Swimming (Recreational)
- Ultimate Frisbee
The average rate for this program, per week, per participant.