From May 5th – 11th, males from the Portage Elora program participated in an extended Outward Bound Canada expedition. Over the course of a 7 day long canoe trip in the beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park, 9 youth were able to test the skills they have learned at Portage in the Canadian wilderness.
“The best part of my Outward Bound experience was seeing the end result to all my hard work and being able to share it with the ones beside me. It’s definitely life changing. I would do it again.”
“One thing I learned on my Outward Bound trip was how to turn the “quit switch” off and pursue my goals.”
“I had an awesome time on Outward Bound! Even though I had a fear of water, I still had a wonderful time with my Portage family. The best part of Outward Bound is bonding with all of my peers.”
“The part that I liked the most was the nature appreciation we did every morning. One thing I will always remember is the bond with people and Dave (my instructor), who did put his arms deep in the swampy leach water to look for my wet shoe! Overall the trip was really good and I enjoyed it.”