Upper Two

Each winter the Upper Two students are divided into groups and are required to participate in a six-day trip to Rabbitnose Island, Temagami. The trip provides the students with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge about themselves, others in their group and the wilderness surrounding them. Throughout the trip, students will receive instruction in a variety of winter wilderness skills. Snowshoeing, wilderness navigation with map and compass, outdoor cooking and camping skills are focuses of the instruction. Emphasis is placed on the responsibility that each individual has to self-care as well as the importance of a team. Each group has a Senior Two Outdoor Leader and two Senior One Leaders. It is this leadership team that transfers the knowledge and skills associated with the outdoors. The trip consists of a three-day, two-night outing. During this time students will travel by snowshoe, carrying their gear on their backs, navigate through the wilderness, set up an efficient camp, cook over open fires and spend two nights sleeping in a quinzhee (snow shelter), they themselves will build.

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