We camp, hike, and do activities related to developing leadership skills.
Each year, once in September and once in May-June, our club travels by car to the Adirondacks, NY to hike in the beautiful nature of these mountains, camp and work on our leadership skills. It's a great experience with spectacular sights and experiences. An experience of a lifetime!
COACH NICK HAS OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN OUTDOOR HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE ADIRONDACKS. HE IS A GUIDE WITH THE OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM AT JOHN ABBOTT COLLEGE FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GUIDING THE TRIP. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THEY STILL ASSUME THE RISKS RELATED TO THE ACTIVITY, DISCUSSED IN THE MEETING.
- TBC players may go as individuals if they are 14 or older.
- TBC players 10 - 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.
- TBC families are welcome.
- TBC parent-son/daughter duos are a lot of fun too!
- The trip fee includes the guiding, the camp fee, travel health insurance, general supervision at all times and utilisation of the group gear for hiking and camping
- The trip fee does not include food, personal clothes or personal hiking/camping gear (sleeping bag, mattress, tent, hiking shoes/boots, backpack, etc.)
5:30 pm - DEPARTURE
7:30 pm - Setup Camp & Eat Dinner
7:30 am - Breakfast & Prep for Hike
9:30 am - Hike #1 (Lasts ~6 hours)
5 pm - Dinner @ Camp
7 pm - Camp Fire
7:30 am - Close Camp, Eat Breakfast & Prep for Hike.
9:30 am - Hike #2 (Lasts ~4 hours)
3 pm - Depart Adirondacks
6:30 pm - Return to Montreal
- Potable/drinkable water, clean outhouses with toilet paper, a covered eating area. a fire pit, no cell phone reception, 10 minutes by car to closest store/phone reception.
-Unless extreme weather is expected, this trip occurs under all weather conditions and temperatures (0-30C). Be prepared for rain and chilly night lows.
- Maturity is a must for all participants.
Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the outdoors!
ON ZOOM! ALSO DEADLINE TO JOIN!
(What you will need...)
1- Hiking shoes or boots (not running shoes because the soles are too soft and they don't have enough support)
2- Backpack (a large school backpack or hiking backpack). Not too small. And two water bottles (1.5-2L of total water)
3- Sleeping bag, a mattress (air or foam), a small pillow and a hat
4- Tent (you can share/borrow if you don't have one or bring your own)
5- Hiking clothes (no cotton): light outer shell for rain and wind protection, two inner layers, 1 long sleeve mid layer for warmth and breathability, and 2 pairs socks (wool or polyester) per hike (4 pairs of hiking socks)
6- Camp clothes: long pants, warm dry comfy clothes.
7- Food: We cook together for 2 Dinners and 2 Breakfasts. So start by preparing your packed lunches (wraps, sandwiches work best). If you have allergies, please let us know on the Med form.
8- Headlamp (optional but helpful)
*If you are missing any personal gear, please let me know and we will help you find some somewhere.
** We have cooking gear and plates and cutlery but you have to help cook and/or clean!