Notes from the Road: Northwest Canada Quest
Our Northwest Canada Quest was a huge success! From July 9-28, Questers in grades 9-10 went on a thrilling tour of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. The adventure began backpacking through the ancient forests of Olympic National Park, then onto Orcas Island where the Questers kayaked through the San Juan Islands area. Next, they crossed into Canada to explore the beautiful province of British Columbia. In BC, they learned how to rock climb and got to experience the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Finally, they made their way South again to Washington and Oregon to explore Crater Lake and Mt. St. Helens. Questers ended their trip with a white water rafting excursion on the Klamath River in Northern California. What an amazing trip!
Over the course of their trip the Questers and their leaders became a tight knit team. When they went cliff jumping at Crater Lake they pushed and supported each other to step out of their comfort zones to experience new challenges.
Quest Leader Reflections
Austin Prince, Jack Lindauer and Rachel Moore were the Wilderness Leaders for Northwest Canada. Here’s what they had to say–
“We wanted to be a Quest Leaders because we wanted to take kids on inspiring trips in the outdoors. We also love to see the kids form into a cohesive and strong group.”
“Our favorite part of the job is taking the Questers and pushing them into their challenge zones to help them overcome their fears.”
Check out some epic photos of Northwest Canada Quest below along with pictures from today at Camp. Enjoy!