Lakefield College School is fortunate to be able to offer adventure expeditions for senior students. The expedition groups are small, and positions on the expedition are earned through a competitive selection process.
- The Irving Expedition takes grade 11 and 12 students to Canada's north for a whitewater paddling expedition on a northern river. Past expeditions have explored the Keele, Wind and Mountain Rivers.
- The Guest Expedition Ontario program takes grade 9 and 10 students to remote parts of Ontario to hone their tripping and paddling skills.
- The Ondaatje Expedition takes grade 11 and 12 students around the world with an aim at pushing student comfort zones through adventure and leadership - this program has traveled to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Mt Elbrus in Russia, Iceland, Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the Lost City in Colombia, and most recently to the Stepes of Mongolia.
The expeditions provide students with an opportunity to travel into remote regions of Canada and the world. These challenging expeditions range from canoe tripping in the Yukon and Northwest Territories to rafting in Nepal or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Students who are offered a position on an expedition team must be willing to research the history and geography of the route beforehand, and to prepare a journal and slide presentation after the trip.
Travel into the remote regions of Canada and other international destinations is difficult, and for many students the cost is prohibitive. Lakefield College School is able to partially subsidize the expedition cost for students due to the generous assistance given to the school by individuals and families like the Irving and Ondaatje families, who support Lakefield College School's commitment to outdoor education.