Camping and Trips

Get out of your comfort zones!

Explore the world around you!

Learn while walking in the shadow of a leader!

Experience the power of giving back!

Some adventurous journeys will have virtual experiences for the 2020/21 school year.

More information to come.

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ASLeaders have the opportunity to participate in trips, adventures, service, and experiences that will stretch their minds, push their bodies, and feed their souls.

Adventurous Leadership Journeys are connected to many different programs and schools within SWLSB to support teachers as they inspire the next generation of leaders.

Some of the trips that we go on are elementary, junior and senior leadership development CAMPS. Come on local trips to meet with leaders in the Montreal region, Quebec City, Kingston, and Ottawa.

We go to the Disney Institute and take courses about active leadership and meaningful team work at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Students can go on our ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY backpacking trip with our 3PPCLI partners.

They can come with us to COSTA RICA to study biodiversity, environmental stewardship, and to participate in humanitarian service with our Bri Bri partners at Akberie school. Pura Vida!

All of our camping and adventurous journey experiences are meant to push the boundaries on personal leadership development, expand the understanding of teamwork, challenge minds on discovery, and to go outside of our comfort zones.

Our trips support the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program.

ASLeaders meet with Quebec's leaders at the National Assembly in Quebec City.

(History & Citizenship, ERC, French, Student Council)


WHEN? Fall & Spring

WHERE? Arundel Nature Centre

WHO? Grade 5 & 6 playground leaders


WHAT? Bring your lunch and snacks, a water bottle, warm clothes, and a super attitude!

A - accountability, attitude

C - character, communication, collaboration

T - teamwork

I - initiative

O - organization

N - navigation

Contact your school Playground Leadership staff member for more information or email


Leadership Initiative


& Collaboration

Skill Development

& Confidence

Join us at our SWLSB Arundel Nature and Science Centre for ASLeadership training retreats.

Dates and trips will vary from campus to campus for grade 5/6, and for grades 7-11.

Information will be at participating campuses.

(Phys Ed., ERC, Leadership, History & Citizenship, Student Council)



High School student leaders can participate in custom built 1 day or 3 day leadership training camps at Arundel Nature Centre.

Student leaders will participate in an exciting active learning scenario that will help them grow as leaders and teammates.

Example: 1 - 3 Day Scenario: You have been shipwrecked. As a team you will have to satisfy these three needs: shelter, fire, and food.

Your success will be determined by your ability to overcome a series of challenges as a team.

Are you ready to get started?


System Thinking

Team Work and Team building

Communication Skills

Strength and Weakness Assessment


Critical Thinking

Interpersonal Skills Development

Situation Awareness

Time Management


SMARTE Planning

Resources and Skill Management


(STEM, Science, History & Citizenship, Leadership, Spanish)

ASLeaders will be a part of a life changing experience as they learn about sustainability, participate in service with our BriBri partners at Akberie school, and live the Pura Vida life!

This trip is open to grade 10 and 11 students.

For more information on how you can join us please email:

The Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) is a national conference for secondary schools across Canada, and is offered only to CSLA member schools.

Regional leadership conferences are a great way to introduce your potential leaders to engagement within your building. You can host or attend one of the many Horizons conferences being hosted across Canada this school year.


(History & Citizenship, Leadership, English, ERC, Student Council)

ASLeaders will explore Disney insights that can help to transform the way that they think about their leadership abilities.

We are going to the Disney Institute to learn from a true global leader in

PURPOSE of the trip

To expose Advanced Student Leaders to top level leadership, business training and thinking by taking immersive leadership courses at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Learning Objectives

After completing Disney Leadership Strategies, participants will be able to demonstrate leadership skills and the value of effective leadership by doing the following:

  • Articulate 3 distinct leadership styles and the primary strength of each

  • Articulate the relationship between Disney Cast Member excellence, Guest satisfaction and business results and its application to the SWLSB school community.

  • Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of employee training and development as a means of creating successful empowerment.

  • Discuss and demonstrate recognition and its value and its application to the SWLSB school community.

  • Articulate the role of communication in developing and implementing business objectives and its application to the SWLSB school community.

  • Demonstrate responsible leadership in service to team members within the SWLSB school community.

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(Leadership, Phys. Ed, History & Citizenship, ERC)

ASLeaders can come on a backing packing Rocky Mountain Adventure with our 3PPCLI partners over the summer.

"Challenge your mind, your body and the world around you!"


OTTAWA, Ontario

(History & Citizenship, French, ERC, English, Leadership, Student Council)

ASLeaders can travel to Ottawa on several different trips each year to meet with our federal leaders and to participate with our 3PPCLI family and Operation Veteran every Remembrance Day.


05:30 Meet for departure.

08:00- Arrive in Ottawa - Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel

Canadian War Museum’s OPERATION VETERAN event with schools from across Canada and different Senior Canadian Government Cabinet Ministers, senior leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces, leadership of the Royal Canadian Legion, and some of our nation's greatest historians.

10:15- CANADIAN NATIONAL CEREMONY as televised on all Canadian Television Networks

13:00 – Memorial Service with serving soldiers and veterans - PPCLI ASSOCIATION CEREMONY

16:30 - Sunset wreath laying at the National War Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

CANOE trips & OUTDOOR Adventures.

(Science, Phys. Ed., Leadership)

ASLeaders can also sign up for our Duke of Edinburgh's International Award canoe trip and outdoor adventurous journeys that take place at different times of the year and in different locations in Eastern Canada.

HUNTSMAN Science and Sustainability trip

(Science, STEM, ERC, Leadership)

Every other year ASLeaders who are excited about science and exploration can go on our Laval Senior Academy Marine Biology trip to New Brunswick.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD - Citizenship recognition partner (click to find out more)