Summer Outdoor Adventures
Your teenager joins a cohort of 10-14 others and up to six Boundless teachers. They embark on unforgettable 13-day outdoor adventures, earning one to four Ontario accredited high school credits for grades 9-12. While barely picking up a pen, students collapse exhausted in their beds each night inflated with pride; mastering new skills, and feeling connected to a team that leans on one another and that lets you just be yourself.
Memories of Summer 2017:
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A Typical Day
I wake up to the smell of coffee. Did you know you can make coffee even if you are 42,386 paddle strokes from the closest Tim Hortons? Turns out a lot of the things I take for granted seem better when you have to work to get them. At least that’s what they’ll have me say. But there may be something to it.
So many rapids. Me and my paddling partner got cocky and told the staff we could run the last one with our eyes closed. I didn’t expect all of them to instantly provide makeshift blindfolds. Epic swim.
The group voted where to stop for lunch and we settled on a beach next to a waterfall. I got challenged to a left-handed rock skipping competition. My record is 1.
Tonight’s campsite is beautiful. We are well practiced and camp setup is a breeze so we have earned time to relax in the sun. I never thought I would enjoy the simple pleasure of putting on dry socks so much.
It’s my group’s turn to cook everyone food. I’m in charge. It’s weird to have so many people looking at me for orders but I’m getting the hang of it although not everyone appreciates my Gordon Ramsey impersonation.
Evening program around the fire. I got the fire going and it is glorious. We learned some first aid and our “test” was a game of First Aid charades. Ever had a teacher try to silently act out ‘diarrhea?’ It defies description.
I think of school and picture a teacher droning on about things I don’t care about. Turns out school can also be on a river, 30 feet in the air, around a fire or in the middle of the woods and teachers can be smiling, young and understand that I am going to make mistakes. I can’t wait to share some of these stories.
Thank you so much for giving our grandson this experience. B has come home a different boy. He hasn’t stopped talking since we picked him up. Seems to have fallen in love with trees, the wilderness and everything Boundless!
Summer Adventure F.A.Q.
What do we do there?
All our Leadership and Outdoor Ed programs are about adventure. On any given day you may be guiding a canoe, hanging from a harness on our ropes course or enjoying a campfire with new friends. Nearly all of our activities are done in small and large groups, so be ready to be participating with other people. We’re up early, we push ourselves, we eat well, we play hard and we go to bed – TIRED.
Our English and Philosophy programs are no less exhausting but a little different.
Is this a summer school?
Not really. When students hear the words “summer school” unpleasant images of sweaty classrooms and rows of desks come to mind.
You do learn and earn credits here and it happens during the summer but that is kind of where the comparison ends.
Depending on the program you are in you might be outside for days at a time, read your novel while floating down a picturesque river or sit in the woods pondering the nature of existence. We definitely do not slack but we have “lessons” that allow for movement, creativity and laughter.
What are the tuition fees for the Summer Adventures sessions and what do they include?
Tuition for all summer courses is $2,600 CAD, all inclusive (there are NO taxes). The course tuition includes:
- Transportation to and from Toronto
- Accommodation in our wilderness lodge
- All outdoor adventure equipment
- All programs and instruction
- All costs related to obtaining the high school credit
- Communication with student’s home school to update Ontario School Records
How do we accept payment?
Boundless accepts Visa and Mastercard – please call us with your credit card information. We also accept cheques by mail. Please make cheques payable to The Boundless School.
If you have questions or require consultation about registering for a course, please contact Steven Gottlieb at: