We believe COLT is the best outdoor leadership program in Canada. Founded in 1977 by Canada’s oldest outdoor education centre, COLT is a learn-by-doing program with the best job opportunities, instructors and learning environment. And for the price no other program comes close to offering as much.
During COLT days are for doing. Students learn hard skills like how to sea kayak, rock climb, whitewater paddle, splint a broken leg, backpack, navigate and mountaineer. And along the way they will develop even more valuable soft skills: group management, leadership, communication, independence and confidence.
Twice a year ten students arrive at Strathcona Park Lodge for a unique experience that will change them forever. The three-month program uses the Vancouver Island backcountry and a world-class outdoor education centre as a classroom to teach leaders and educators invaluable life long skills.