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Life Sports

All students can benefit from one of the unique features of Lakefield College School's co-curricular program - the emphasis upon life sports. Life sports are those athletic activities which may be carried on into later life providing ongoing recreation and enjoyment. Activities such as sailing, skiing, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, boardsailing and running are likely to provide recreational outlets for people throughout their lives.

The school's location and facilities lend themselves naturally to an extensive program of life sports. The property includes approximately 7,000 feet of shoreline on Lake Katchewanooka. In the fall and spring, the lake is dotted with sailboats, sailboards and canoes. In the winter, over five kilometres of groomed cross-country ski-trails are maintained on the school's 315 acre campus. Lakefield College School's four tennis courts are also kept busy fall and spring. Excellent facilities for downhill skiing, softball and kayaking are just a short drive from the school.

Life sports are integrated into the athletic program at LCS. Students who participate in life sports are members of fully functioning teams. Teams practice at least three times a week and partake in a coaching program emphasizing steady development of skills and training. Students participating in Life Sports teams may compete as individuals against students from other schools, but also work together as a team, supporting and encouraging each other to reach for higher levels of achievement.

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  • Board Sailing

    Board sailing (from beginner to advanced) is taught by qualified instructors. A student can progress in this popular sport through a series of recognized proficiency levels. The Sailboarding Centre is equipped with twelve boards, a dry land trainer, racks for sail storage and outdoor storage racks where students are encouraged to keep their own boards.
  • Cross Country Running

    Cross country running is offered in the fall term as both a competitive sport (based on student interest) and recreational activity. The goal of the program is to develop a lifetime commitment to exercise and fitness. Competitive and recreational runners work with their coach to set their own fitness goals and to develop an individual program to work toward these goals. This program includes traditional distance and interval training. Members of the team may compete in a series of invitational meets, as well as the CISAA Championship with the goal of qualification for the Ontario Championships (OFSAA).
  • Dance

    The dance program is run through the winter term. Students work together, with coaches, and with guest instructors to learn different types of dance styles and develop choreography. Dancers train in the dance studio and in the Bryan Jones Theatre. At the end of the winter term, dancers perform in the annual Dance Showcase.
  • Fitness

    The fitness centre is available for team use and for sports programs throughout the school year. The new facilities, located in the Televisa Fitness Wing of Hadden Hall, have a variety of training equipment and free weights available. Coaches and senior fitness team students help to mentor students in their specific fitness goals.
  • Kayaking

    Students who participate in Lakefield College School's white water kayaking program each spring are on the water at least four days a week. Beginners learn and practice the basic skills during the early spring at the Trent University pool. Experienced paddlers improve their skills on white-water in the village of Lakefield and in rapids on the Gull River at the Ontario White-Water Facility. Weekend and day trips provide additional challenges for the students.
  • Nordic Skiing

    Nordic skiing at LCS provides the opportunity for students to learn basic techniques as well as to compete at a high level. There are two divisions, junior and senior, which begin training in November on roller skis and continue during the winter term. Competitions are held with independent and public secondary schools with the goal of qualification for the Ontario Championships (OFSAA). The school's five-kilometre racing trail, groomed and track set, is the regular training ground for the team and the scene of interschool competitions such as the Central Ontario championships. In addition, there are hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails in the Kawarthas available for training.
  • Riding

    Lakefield College School facilitates a recreational and advanced equestrian program, in cooperation with a nearby stable. Students may take lessons on school horses, or on their own horse, which they may be able to board during the school year. This program has additional costs associated with it for lessons and transportation to and from the stable.
  • Rock Climbing

    In the fall term, students have the opportunity to utilize the Paul and Hélène Desmarais Indoor Climbing Wall located beside the McEwen Gymnasium in Hadden Hall. A state-of-the-art facility, the wall area has ceiling-high windows looking out onto the forested campus, as well as a bouldering area. There is also an outdoor climbing wall, and high and low ropes course available on campus, which is available through the Outdoor Education program.
  • Sailing

    Lakefield College School’s location on Lake Katchewanooka provides an excellent training ground for young sailors during the fall and spring terms. Sailing is introduced to beginners through the Canadian Yachting Association Learn to Sail Program. As students become proficient in boat handling, they are introduced to the basics of racing and have opportunities to represent the school at inter-school regattas, which on occasion LCS hosts. Graduates have represented Canada in the Pan-Am and Olympic Games.
    There is a fleet of six JY 15s, ten single-handed Lasers and seven CL14s. Two safety boats are operated each day by staff. Sailors are encouraged to bring their own boats to the school and storage is supplied.
  • Tennis

    There are four courts at the school that are available for recreational use throughout the school year. The recreational “Tennis League” is offered in the fall where students participate at their own level and are seeded accordingly. Competitive tennis is played during the spring term. Boys and girls varsity teams complete in doubles and singles tournaments with other independent schools with the goal of qualification for the Ontario Championships (OFSAA).
  • Yoga

    During the fall and spring terms, students may choose to study Yoga in the peaceful dance studio environment. The instructor works with students on breathing techniques, flexibility and a variety of Yoga poses.

School Information

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


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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