Get into the great outdoors with Lattitude

Posted on the 9th October 2018

Canada is the second largest nation in the world and host to sky high mountains, ancient glaciers, and impressive coastlines. Outdoor education is an important part of North American culture, and is often integrated into school holidays from a young age. Camps incorporate teamwork exercises and character building activities that are set amidst the natural beauty of this amazing country. With outdoor activity camp placements across the whole of Canada, the vast landscape is yours to explore!

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If you love the great outdoors, working with a committed team, and inspiring young people to do the same, Canada is the place for you! The Canadian wilderness is not short on awe inspiring beauty. Enjoy opportunities to become certified in a variety of outdoor activities through extensive training. With all that nature as your backdrop, you’ll be centre stage in assisting young people to develop their teamwork skills, outdoor abilities, and confidence as an Outdoor Activities Instructor!

Outdoor Activities placements are usually based in permanent camps run by the YMCA/YWCA that are situated in beautiful locations in the Canadian outdoors. Volunteer duties are quite varied, ranging from leading groups in activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, ziplines and archery to life saving skills, first aid, counselling and general camp maintenance. Work within stunning scenery to assist young people as they learn and develop their outdoor skills. You will learn new skills, make new friends, and make Canada your home away from home.

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“Camp Elphinstone is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Majestic pine trees, a gorgeous stretch of water and a mass of snow-capped mountains – it’s breathtaking!”
– Mark, Outdoor Activities Instructor


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