What to expect during the program
The work of an adventure educator can be physically and psychologically demanding. You'll need to be aware of this reality, and be prepared for the rigors of outdoor living and travel, as well as the social realities of day-to-day life in intensive groups. You must be comfortable in water but do not require swimming proficiency.
Certifications: This program does not provide professional qualifications as offered in adventure tourism guide training programs. Students may already hold guide or instructor level qualifications for specific activities (e.g., SKGABC, ACMG, Paddle Canada). If you are seeking these credentials, you can attain them through professional associations or at other institutions.
Technology: You'll require regular and dependable access to technology including a computer with a webcam for the duration of the program. High-speed internet is an asset.
Equipment: During the two-week field experiences, food, accommodation, group shelters, cooking equipment and technical equipment for specific activities will be provided at no addition cost to students. You will be required to bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear, sleeping bag, tent, backpack, sleeping mat and other personal camping equipment. A full list will be provided to students upon registration into the program. Students should not need to incur significant expenses for required equipment. Consider borrowing or renting equipment you may need.