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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.

For more information on expedition programs at LCS, contact:
Ondaatje Expedition: Emma Heeney
Round Square: Tim Rollwagen
Irving and GEO Expeditions: Andrew Johnston

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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