Formerly known as Take it Outside! Girls' Wilderness Expedition. This exciting program will include an 8 day expedition on West Ironbound Island followed by a day sail in September and other exciting program opportunities in the months after the trip.
West Ironbound Island is a very unique place to explore and learn about Nova Scotia’s rich heritage. Your Sea School instructors are highly trained to provide the best experience possible while on the island. Your group will be transported out to the island departing from Lunenburg by motor boat and dropped off for the duration of the program. Upon arrival you will meet Jake and Melissa Wentzel, 3rd generation caretakers of the island, who will provide a tour for the group. Once settled on the island, you get the opportunity to practice leadership skills, wilderness survival and camping skills while also doing some unique program activities! This program is one of the most memorable components of an unforgettable summer with the Sea School. The group also learns a great deal about the island's history and how to take care of it.
- Shelter Building with tarps and / or found materials practicing no trace
- Plant Identification and wild edibles
- Camping in tents or under tarps
- Cooking on outdoor stoves
- Fire building and one match fires
- Solo reflection
- Any island services requested by the KCC (Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy) on their part of the island including trail development or clean-up.
- Possible Sheep round-up
Participants are responsible for providing warm clothing (we can loan you items as well); we provide sleeping bags, camping equipment, all meals and eating gear, canvas duffel bags to pack clothes and belongings into, and heavy duty foul weather gear (boots, pants, jacket).
GIRLS' WEST IRONBOUND - 8-DAY
Eligibility - Age 13 -17, Participant identifies as Female
Price - $TBA - Includes all food, group equipment, sleeping bags and other sleeping gear apart from personal clothing items
- Drop-off & Pick-up: 174 Bluenose Dr., Lunenburg, NS
- Expedition: West Ironbound Island –off of Gaff Point (Hirtles Beach)
Dates - Announced Spring 2020
Bursary Support may be available! For information email or call and leave a message at (902)423-7284
This program is an opportunity of a lifetime. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
Contact us for registration details at
(902) 423 7284 or email
This program qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey & Residential Project.