Pinnacle Pursuits hosts a variety of outdoor programs and adventures designed on the principles of experiential learning, where youth learn by having a unique experience in nature and reflecting on how it can influence positive development within themselves.
Our activities are taught by skilled instructors who will help challenge participants to learn and grow both individually and as a group. Let Pinnacle Pursuits plan and facilitate a single day event, overnight adventure or a weekend retreat that will be sure to provide you and your students, club or sports team with an impactful experience and fresh perspective.
Challenge yourself through the power of adventure
Build self-confidence and self-awareness
Connect with others in a safe environment
Discover your passions and engage your strengths
Create a deeper respect for nature
Some of our more popular mobile outdoor education programs may include:
Learn to Build Shelter and Fire, and More!
Participants learn wilderness survival and safety skills, which they then apply in a variety of outdoor activities including: basic camp craft and fire building, knot-tying, critter catching, shelter building, weather hazards and communication signals, gear preparation and the ten essentials, leave no trace practices and general environmental awareness. This activity is especially effective during the colder months.
Solving Clues with Map & Compass
Using traditional orienteering methods (map and compass), participants will work together in order to navigate their way along various trails and towards specific checkpoints where they will decipher clues. Orienteering skills that participants will learn include: compass reading, map reading, how to take a bearing, how to use a legend, pacing, orientation and the importance of visual landmarks. This activity focuses on teamwork, direction, communication and navigation.
Exploring Nature in Forests & Trails
Participants will explore the diversity of the temperate rainforest by way of a nature hike through the surrounding forests. Themes that will be explored in this activity include: environmental stewardship & impact, respect for the earth, awareness of our surroundings, and developing an understanding of ecosystem sustainability. These concepts are paramount for living synergistically with nature. In this hiking exploration, participants will learn how to identify certain trees, plants and animals that are found along the trail and ideally develop a respect and appreciation for their natural surroundings.
Other adventure and outdoor activities we can host at our partnered retreat centres can include:
Embrace Adventure up in the Trees!
This is a highly unique and intensive experience for groups looking for a challenge! The High ropes course is a series of intriguing and intimidating obstacles and elements 30ft off the ground. Attached to a harness and secured to a belay system, youth take a leap of faith through the trees into the realm of leadership, confidence and perceived risk. During this activity, participants will focus on communication, personal challenge and team support.
Build Trust and Teamwork!
This activity is for groups who are looking for an interactive and strategic group challenge and bonding experience. Imagine a series of obstacles built 2-3 feet above the forest floor with cables, ropes and wooden platforms to support you. Challenges include intentionally facilitated trust exercises and team initiatives that are designed to motivate individuals and groups to work together, communicate effectively, problem solve and build trust.
Reach New Heights
Rock-climbing is about personal challenge, goal setting, communication, team support, and celebration! Whether it is on a natural rock face or featured climbing wall, participants will feel their strength while learning basic climbing techniques, professional belay methods, bouldering strategies, spotting considerations and of course embracing the adventure.
A Truly Traditional Canadian Experience
Participants of all ages will develop skills and practice Canada’s most traditional method of travel, the canoe. Participants will learn about canoe safety, parts of the paddle and the canoe, specific paddling strokes and the basics of tandem paddling. The canoeing experience promotes communication and teamwork with a partner and includes a gentle paddle, learning techniques, studying and observing the surrounding environment and of course, playing.
Outwit, Outplay, Outlast with Pinnacle Pursuits!
Combining the popular TV shows Survivor and The Amazing Race with the energy of Pinnacle Pursuits, this is a fast-paced competitive team event! Teams learn to work together effectively to successfully meet the various physical and mental challenges, including obstacle courses, brain teasers and much more! With its strength-based approach, this event is designed to promote teamwork and unity. Survivors ready?