Pine Crest is looking for two knowledgeable and experienced staff to deliver the following curriculum to a group of 8 students aged 17-19! Contract dates are from mid-June until the end of August. Those interested must provide a resume, cover letter and comprehensive trip log. Below is information about the expedition it self and the curriculum you will be expected to deliver.
This year’s expedition will be on the legendary Coppermine River. The route will begin on Redrock Lake in the Northwest Territories. From there it will flow over 400km north to the settlement of Kugluktuk on the Arctic Ocean in Nunavut. This incredible river offers both drop-and-pool style rapids at the beginning which offer great opportunities for scouting, analysis and practice followed by kilometers of continuous rapids towards the northern end of the river. The Coppermine is renowned for its challenge, scenery and remoteness. Paddling this river is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Wilderness Trip Instructor Course Curriculum
The Wilderness Trip Instructor Course teaches wilderness and leadership skills while on expedition and in the classroom over six weeks of intensive learning. Students will apply their learnings and skills to real life scenarios and challenges in a supportive learning environment with high expectations. They will have the opportunity to work with others in a group setting and in a leadership role while being faced with real risks and challenges in a remote wilderness setting. After this course, participants will be well equipped with experience, knowledge and skills to pursue work or play as a leader or guide on wilderness expeditions.
This course will cover many facets of outdoor education, expedition skills, risk management and group development. Students will be expected to:
Students will have the opportunity to engage in these learnings both on and off the river and practice their skills on a daily basis. They will be put in the role of leader/guide of the day several times throughout the course as an opportunity to gain real life experience of managing a group while receiving specific and timely feedback for future growth.
Who is this course intended for?!
Individuals between the ages of 17 and 19 who are passionate about their growth in the realm of wilderness camping and group development. Students should be prepared to immerse themselves in a learning environment where they will be challenged daily with regards to skills, leadership and teamwork. The course is designed to give students the skills, knowledge and experience they need to lead their own trips in the future, whether personally or professionally. Students will learn to facilitate transformational experiences for others, using wilderness settings as a tool for success. For the success/safety of the participants involved, we require all applicants to have prior paddling experience. Any of the following experiences are acceptable:
Course Break Down
The course will involve 4 main components:
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