Programs

ACHIEVE designs and delivers customized educational, developmental, and therapeutic programs and workshops for a wide range of audiences. Using Adventure and Wilderness as vehicles for learning, growth, and change, ACHIEVE programs engage clients kinaesthetically in novel experiences that are prescribed to generally adhere to the following principles as set out by Gass, Gillis, and Russell (2012):

  • Positive use of nature
  • Use of positive stress, or eustress
  • Active and direct client participation and responsibility
  • Client-centred adventure experiences that include meaningful natural consequences
  • Focus on positive changed for the present and future
  • Strong ethic of care and support

View our various programs to learn more:

Looking for a quote or to discuss a program for your group? Contact Us or call 1-866-730-5328 extension 217.

Professional Development

You’ve come to the right place.
Wendigo Lake Expeditions has long been a reputable provider of professional development trainings and workshops, spanning content from hard skills training (e.g., Solo Canada Wilderness Medicine to soft skills training (e.g., adventure based learning and facilitation training) to theoretical foundations training (e.g., Introduction to Therapeutic Adventure Programming).

Learn by doing.
Our workshop and training model invites participants to gain new or further develop existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes as they pertain to the specific professional development opportunity. As a hallmark of these ACHIEVE programs, the content is delivered in a highly experiential format where participants are offered the opportunity to reinforce and extend their learning through kinaesthetic participation in adventure-based programming, from initiative and problem solving to low and high ropes course to wilderness expedition experiences.

Tailored to you.
Our Professional Development trainings and workshops are custom-built for each unique participant group. The more we know about your learning goals, the better we are able to support you and the group in pursuit of those goals. We take pride in our flexible delivery format that puts each participants voice in the fore. As such, you won’t find too many program opportunities on our website that are “open enrollment” in nature. We focus and specialize in contracted service delivery.

Call Us. You’ll see.
There are no price lists here. Call, fax, or email us to tell us what you are looking for. We take pride in our honest approach to service agreements and delivery. If we feel we have a solution to your problem, we will do what we can to make a fan out of you.

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Schools

Educational and (not or) Developmental.
We have a long history of partnerships with Colleges and Universities to delivery Programs and Workshops that span the learning outcomes from educational and developmental perspectives. Whatever the goals or expected outcomes, ACHIEVE prescribes a program that is tailored to your group, and uses adventure and wilderness as vehicles for learning and development. Best of all, whether you plan for it or not, our delivery approach will ensure that students participating in an ACHIEVE Program or Workshop will experience the benefit of learning (from an educational perspective) and growth (from a personal and professional development perspective). This dual benefit is what makes our programming special.

Exceptional Facilitators.
What separates our programming from other organizations delivering adventure-based learning is our people. Our culture and community is everything, and is sacred. Our facilitators are hand picked for each program because they have a highly developed capacity to be authentic, empathetic, professional, relational, and generally exceptional. And, they have something special to bring to your students specifically.

Learn by doing.
Our program model invites participants to gain new or further develop existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes as they pertain to the specific educational and developmental goals. As a hallmark of these ACHIEVE programs, the content is delivered in a highly experiential format where participants are offered the opportunity to reinforce and extend their learning through kinaesthetic participation in adventure-based programming, from initiative and problem solving to low and high ropes course to wilderness expedition experiences.

Tailored to you.
Our programs are custom-built for each unique school group. The more we know about your learning goals, the better we are able to support the students in pursuit of those goals. We take pride in our flexible delivery format that puts each participants voice in the fore. As such, you won’t find too many program opportunities on our website that are “off the shelf” in nature. We focus and specialize in custom contracted service delivery.

Call us. You’ll see.
There are no price lists here. Call, fax, or email us to tell us what you are looking for. We take pride in our honest approach to service agreements and delivery. If we feel we have a solution to your problem, we will do what we can to make a fan out of you.
Contact Us

Youth Programs

Transformative Experiences.
Youth that participate in an ACHIEVE program often speak of the profound impact that the experience has had to their lives – an impact that can best be described as transformative. That is, through acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and attitudes (particularly towards self, peers, community, and environment), youth will often leave our programs with a renewed sense of self that can be foundational to disrupting those bad habits, negative behaviours, and distorted thinking patterns.

Exceptional Facilitators.
What separates our programming from other organizations delivering adventure-based developmental and therapeutic programming is our people. Our culture and community is everything, and is sacred. Our facilitators are hand picked for each program because they have a highly developed capacity to be authentic, empathetic, professional, relational, and generally exceptional. And, they have something special to bring to your youth specifically.

Tailored to you.
Our programs are custom-built for each unique youth group. The more we know about your learning goals, the better we are able to support the youth in pursuit of those goals. We take pride in our flexible delivery format that puts each participants voice in the fore. As such, you won’t find too many program opportunities on our website that are “off the shelf” in nature. We focus and specialize in custom contracted service delivery.

Call us. You’ll see.
There are no price lists here. Call, fax, or email us to tell us what you are looking for. We take pride in our honest approach to service agreements and delivery. If we feel we have a solution to your problem, we will do what we can to make a fan out of you.
Contact Us

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