Adventure Programs

Rotary Clubs across Canada host and sponsor a variety of Adventure programs for youth, our leaders of tomorrow. These short term programs offer great opportunity for the Adventurers to explore their field of interest and also to experience Rotarians' hospitality.
If you or someone you know would like to experience this Adventure and you are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident between 16 and 18 years of age, send us your contact information. You just may have an experience like no other! Email:

Adventure in Understanding

The “Adventure in Understanding” program is an annual six day ( five night) cultural canoe experience for young First Nation and non-native youth ages sixteen to eighteen years old. It is a co-ed canoe voyage along the Trent Severn Waterway from the Canadian Canoe Museum waterfront in Peterborough to Curve Lake First Nation.
The program was developed by the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha with the assistance of the Curve Lake First Nation Youth Committee and is offered with the co-operation of Camp Kawartha and the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Application form to participate can be downloaded here. 

Adventure in the Environment

Adventure in the Environment is a four-day adventure in environmental science and field biology sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise.  With a maximum of 8 students in the program, the participants have the unique opportunity of working with the scientists of the St Lawrence River Institute for Environmental Sciences in Cornwall, Ontario. Activities may include fish identification and measurement, a visit to an old-growth forest, turtle identification, a study of invertebrates at Cooper Marsh, a session at the eel ladder at the Hydro Ontario Moses Saunders Dam, and a visit to the Laflѐche bat caves north of Gatineau.
More information can be found here.

Adventure in Citizenship

For over 70 years the Rotary Club of Ottawa in partnership with Rotary Clubs across the nation have invited young leaders of high school age to come to Ottawa for the Adventure in Citizenship Program. Students come from all provinces and territories.
The program is designed to help senior high school students gain a deeper understanding about the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. Over 100 participants from across Canada learn about leadership and how Canadian institutions operate through site visits and through meetings with current and past political leaders and senior government officials. They return better able to explore their aptitudes, values and career path preferences following graduation understanding how to better be engaged citizens and community leaders. Participants have fun and network with others through social events and an evening of French-Canadian cuisine, culture, and dance. 
See what participants from 2023 had to say about their experience here.