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Grade 12 Algonquin Expedition

A long-standing tradition at Lakefield College School, and one that students often cite as one of their most memorable experiences, is the Algonquin Expedition.

Algonquin Expedition Information

The expedition is a three-night, four-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. It is a chance for students to work in small groups, meet new students and form new friendships and lasting memories. Preparation for returning students began in May with the selection of student canoe groups; new students will be assigned groups during registration.

Tuesday, September 17 - Algonquin Expedition Prep (on campus)
Wednesday, September 18 - Algonquin Expedition
Thursday, September 19 - Algonquin Expedition
Friday, September 20 - Algonquin Expedition
Saturday, September 21 - Algonquin Expedition 

All students participating in the Algonquin Expedition must submit the Back Country Canoe Tripping Consent form (which is available on the online eRegistration system). Students failing to do so will be ineligible to participate.

All student groups will be led by experienced, trained faculty/staff who will paddle and camp with them.

Students must have all clothing and gear for the expedition when they arrive for registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Andras.

Algonquin Expedition

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  • Packing List

    Camping Gear
    • Sleeping bag -10°C rating
    • Insulated sleeping pad (optional)
    • Flashlight or headlamp and batteries
    • 30L dry bag
    Personal
    • 1L water bottle (Nalgene or equivalent)
    • Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, etc.)
    • Sunscreen
    • Optional items: lip balm, small pocket knife or multitool, sunglasses


    Upper Body
    • T-shirt x 2
    • Polypro / Polyester long sleeve underwear
    • Wool / Fleece sweater x 2
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    Lower Body
    • Shorts
    • Bathing suit
    • Polypro / Polyester long underwear
    • Underwear x 4
    • Quick dry pants
    • Waterproof rain pants
    • No jeans!
    Hands
    • Fleece / wool mittens
    Head
    • Toque
    • Ball cap
    Feet
    • Hiking boots / shoes to get wet
    • Shoes for in camp
    • 3 pairs of wool / fleece socks
    • No flip flops or Crocs!

    Note: All personal clothing/ items must fit into your 30L dry bag

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  • Medications / Epi Pens

    If you are required to carry an Epi Pen, you must bring two (2) Epi Pens as preparation for your safety.  Without, you are not eligible to participate.

    Any student requiring personal medication for seasonal allergies or conditions such as asthma, must ensure they are adequately prepared for the duration of the expedition.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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