what to expect
Some commonly asked questions are:
"Is this a summer school?"
Not really. When students hear the words "summer high school", unpleasant images of sweaty classrooms and rows of desks come to mind. Boundless is not like that. We’re outside - a lot, doing some pretty cool things like whitewater, climbing and camping in places that many would consider paradise. We go very hard. Other times are pretty chill. We use outdoor activities to learn, not textbooks. You will be accomplishing a lot here.
"Do I have to do a lot of work?"
Yes - but not classroom work. We have long days with lots of things to try. Paddling, group discussions, team challenges and, yes, there are chores - but these are no big deal. Come prepared for long days. We work and play hard at Boundless.
"Where is this "Boundless" place anyways?"
Boundless is nearly 4 hours North-East of Toronto - click here for a map to our base camp.
Boundless High School is tucked away in one of the most beautiful corners of Ontario. Our 600-acre base-camp is surrounded by rivers, bush, hills, and fantastic scenery. Not only will you be exploring the Boundless property, you’ll be "out there" on a canoe trip that could take you to wild rivers in Quebec, or perhaps to the pristine waters of Algonquin Park.
"What do we do there?"
All our programs are about adventure. On any given day you may be guiding a canoe, hanging from a harness on our ropes course or enjoying a campfire with your pals. Nearly all of our activities are done in small and large groups, so be ready to be participating with other people. We’re up early, we push ourselves, we eat well, we play hard and we go to bed- TIRED.
"Where do we live? Are we staying in tents the whole time? "
About half the course we go out on canoe trips and live in waterproof tents, cook over fires, check out rapids, count shooting stars and eat great food that we lug with us into the wilderness. The camping is beautiful.
The other half of the trip you stay in lodges that are way nicer than a regular summer camp “cabin”. They are modern facilities with all the amenities of home, just a lot bigger. You’ll be sharing a room with 3 or 4 other students.
"What about food? Do we cook?"
The food at Boundless is awesome. Yeah, we know that you know we are supposed to say that. But, really, the food is really, truly and honestly great. The baked goods are ridiculous. There will be Boundless chefs who are dedicated to planning and preparing our food. You won’t be expected to cook at our base camp, but come ready to cook and show off whatever chef skills you have on the canoe-trip portion of the adventure.