From age 6 on, Second Nature is committed to introducing your child to the wonders of the outdoors. With our leadership programs, we will continue their outdoor education to help them become the leaders of the future. The outdoors will always be there, and we hope your children will be out there exploring too.

SNO Counsellor In Training (CIT) Program


Ages 15 - 17


Second Nature Outdoors is excited to offer our new Counselor in Training Program (CIT). This program will prepare youth who may be interested in becoming Second Nature Outdoors Staff down the road or just want to have some FUN! This program is Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 5:00 with the exception of a two night camping trip. Participants will gain certification, training and experience in paddle sports, risk management, childcare and so much more!


More details to come soon!

$479 per person plus HST

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Trip

SNO Leadership Program

August 7 - 10 with Pre-trip meeting July 28

Ages 16 and Over


The Second Nature Outdoors Leadership Program, is a 5 day program designed to build leadership skills through adventure based experiences in youth ages 16 and over. During this program participants will have fun and meet new people in an "unplugged environment. Participants will develop hard skills such as orienteering, how to light a fire, and other backcountry skills. Participants will also learn softer skills such as working with others, problem solving and goal setting and much more.


This year Second Nature Outdoors will be heading south, to the Bay of Fundy to hike the Fundy Footpath. This five day expedition is open to all aspiring adventurers! Participants taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program will be happy to note that this trip qualifies for the Adventurous Journey Gold level. Please note however that a practice journey may be required for this trip to qualify for your award. 


The trip leaders have extensive experience in wilderness safety, supporting participants young and old through personal and social challenges in a wilderness setting. You can be rest assured that your child will come back from this trip more resilient, with a greater connection to the wild and wonderful forests of New Brunswick, and an improved sense of self. Upon completion of this program participants will not only receive a certificate of completion but will also take away many skills and memories that will last a lifetime. In addition this program meets or exceeds the requirements set out by the Duke of Edinburgh award program.


$660 per person plus HST


Registration Deadline is July 27. Requires a minimum of 6 participants

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