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STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Intergenerational Outdoor Discovery and Challenges on Vancouver Island

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Program #2677RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Sleeping bag, ensolite or Therm-a-rest, unbreakable cup, bowl & spoon (all can be rented from the Lodge) water bottle, ziploc bags/garbage bags for waterproofing, water-resistant paddling jacket, warm under clothing

Itinerary for Aug 17 — Aug 23, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 17 - Arrival and Registration/Welcome Dinner/Orientati...
Arrive To: Welcome to Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre, where we are committed to helping children and adults of all ages appreciate the wilderness and learn more about themselves and others. Participants arrive and register in the afternoon. Check-in is 3:00 p.m. Then time to unpack, unwind, and relax after your journey! You may also informally meet your fellow participants in your chalet building.

Dinner: Meals at Strathcona are hearty and nutritious and reflect our commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Dinners consist of poultry, meat or fish dishes, vegetarian options, vegetables, salads, fresh breads and dessert. Our chefs also cater to vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary needs.

Evening: You will meet with your guides for the program, as well as formally meet your fellow participants. There will be a presentation on the history of Strathcona as well as learn about the area. After that you will go on an introductory tour of Strathcona Lodge. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 18 - Outdoor Adventures/Canoeing/Swimming
Breakfast: Breakfasts feature freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, hot cereals, granola, and eggs, pancakes or french toast.

Morning: Morning activities for grandchildren and grandparents to promote group development, trust, problem solving initiatives and challenges ,and of course fun! We also introduce our Challenge by Choice philosophy.

Lunch: Lunch consists of home-made soups, casseroles, ethnic dishes, sandwiches, and a choice of salads and fresh fruit.

Afternoon: Canoeing focusing on skills development and fun, all the while learning the canoe, paddle strokes, and comfort in the water.

Dinner: Dinners consist of poultry, meat or fish dishes, vegetarian options, vegetables, salads, fresh breads and dessert.

Evening: Free time for swimming on the sandy beach and a group campfire at dusk.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 19 - High Ropes/Zipline/Kayaking/Orienteering
Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: The high ropes and zipline are powerful and challenging activities, built from logs, cables and ropes suspended above ground up to a height of forty feet. Participants are secured at all times with harnesses and wear helmets. Good communication and support is central in these activities. This activity is greatly enjoyed by all ages; meet your challenges head on and push yourselves to new limits.

Lunch: Lunch at Lodge

Afternoon: Kayak Soccer - a unique way to get comfortable in the boats while having fun! Play soccer like never before!

Dinner: Dinner at Lodge

Evening: Master map and compass skills and learn about map reading while navigating our Orienteering course.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 20 - Kayaking/Rock Climbing/Trip Prep
Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: Learn the basics of kayaking including forward, reverse, and sweep strokes, all the while having fun and maybe some more games!

Lunch: Lunch at Lodge

Afternoon: Participants will learn the basics of climbing and gain opportunities for personal growth and change. Instructors will start you off on the rock wall before heading up to one of our climbing bluffs with various routes. Climbing can be a significant mental challenge for many participants as it requires a great deal of trust in themselves. Success shows that perceived limitations are often self-imposed.

Dinner: Dinner at Lodge

Evening: Packing and preparing for the following days' over night canoe trip. Food, gear, and personal/group item preparations.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 21 - Nature Walk/Depart on Overnight Canoe Trip/Campin...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: The nature walk to the Sundew Bog gives participants an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of coastal British Columbia, and the unique species of Vancouver Island. Encourages nature appreciation, as well as including games and environmental education.

Lunch: Lunch at Lodge

Afternoon: The overnight canoe trip provides an enjoyable wilderness experience with focus on group strength, and offers a great bonding experience for the grandparents and grandchildren. Instruction in minimum impact camping, natural history, navigation, outdoor cooking and many other skills take place during the out-trip.

Dinner: Dinner at overnight campsite; cooking over the fire.

Evening: The overnight is optional. Some grandparents may choose to participate and then return to their beds at the Lodge. Experienced instructors ensure adequate supervision of children & adults who camp outside.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, Strathcona Park Lodge is a wilderness resort offering customized holiday adventures for adults of all ages, summer camps for youth (WYLD), wilderness leadership training (COLT), outdoor weddings, outdoor education for schools, health and fitness workshops, and more… . And yes! You can just come and stay and relax in any of our chalet rooms or cottages and enjoy our fine dining.

Contact info:
PO Box 2160
Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada
phone: 250-286-3122
web: www.strathcona.bc.ca

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $120 + tax
For people wishing to relax when coming from a distance - extra nights approximately $120 CDN + GST per person.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 22 - Canoeing/Outdoor Activities/Closing Ceremonies
Breakfast: Breakfast at overnight campsite. Grandparents who choose to sleep at the lodge the night before will return to the group for breakfast at the campsite.

Morning: Return from canoe overnight trip, unpack and enjoy a great shower back at the lodge!

Lunch: Lunch at Lodge

Afternoon: Wilderness skills and group games for both grandparents and grandchildren. Again includes challenges and group problem solving while everyone plays and has fun!

Dinner: Dinner at Lodge

Evening: Closing ceremonies around a campfire to share the fun memories and enjoy the final evening with your grandchild/grandparent and your new friends. Please feel free to bring musical instruments, talents, stories, jokes and games to share with everyone.

Lodging: Strathcona Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 23 - Program Concludes/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: Departures from Lodge after breakfast as per individual travel plans; check-out is 11:00 a.m. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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