Men Pulling Together

Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24, 2017

Join us for a celebration of manhood beyond the confines of social norms, expectations and limiting structures. A rare opportunity to ‘let ‘er rip’ in a wilderness setting far beyond evaluating eyes with the support & zaniness of your wild brothers.  Activities include high ropes, sweat lodge / sauna, canoe trip, breaking bread, song, silence, team building, out of the box conversation … and LOTS of gut wrenching laughter.  Open to any man ready & willing to cut lose, be vulnerable, jump in and trust your buddies as we all explore the edge of our (all too familiar) comfort zones.

The Men’s Weekend includes:

  • a Thursday night ‘Welcome’ Ceremony
  • 3 meals a day and snacks
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday

And lots of fun!

Cost

$350.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring everything on the equipment list?
Yes! What’s on the list is what we consider to be the essentials for the safety and comfort of each participant. If you are coming with a friend, you can share biodegradable soap, biodegradable shampoo and bug repellent. Do your best to borrow what you don’t have or check out thrift stores.

Do you have any equipment to rent?
We have a limited number of sleeping bags and back packs for rent. The cost for renting is $25 each for the duration of the course. Sleeping mats (for camping in the mountains) are available for $10 for the course. Please contact the Educo office to reserve.

We also have extra warm clothing and some rain gear to lend out. We have a limited supply though so please do your best to borrow/bring what you can and if you’re still missing something after that, we’ll outfit you when you pack for your out-trip with your group. There is no rental fee for warm clothing and rain gear.

How many people are on a course?
Our camp holds a maximum of 50 students. Each course group is divided into cabin groups of 8-12 students, with whom most of your course activities will take place.
If I come with a friend will I be in the same group with them?
Yes, you can request to be in the same cabin group with a friend, but requests aren’t guaranteed. Because our student groups are so small (8-12 students) we grant a maximum of two cabin buddy requests per participant. Part of the Educo experience is making new friends!

How do you choose your staff?
Our staff are chosen for their abilities with people, their integrity and their enthusiasm for life. Many of our staff have started as Educo students. Applications, interviews, current criminal records checks, external certifications and internal training are required steps that all our staff need to complete. Check out our Risk Management Plan to learn more about our staff requirements and meet the staff on our staff page. For our adult programs, we welcome alumni staff and experienced facilitators in our field to assist in the delivery of the program.

Who owns Educo?
Educo Adventure School is a non-religious, non-profit, charitable society registered in B.C. It is run by a Board of Directors who hire an Executive Director to run the organization. The Executive Director hires the Program Director to handle the operation of the programs and the program site.

How do I get to Educo?
Download our printable travel directions pdf so you can navigate to our site. Keep in mind, once you leave the pavement for the dirt road, you lose cell reception so keep your printed directions at hand.

If there is no electricity at the site, how do you keep all the food cold?
At the site we have a number of propane fridges and freezers (and they all have their own names!) that we keep food in. We have a wood-fired hot water heater for doing dishes. We also have solar panels to operate our emergency phone, radios and kitchen and first aid room lights.

Will I be safe?
At Educo, safety is our number one priority. Educo’s operating policies and procedures, professionally trained staff and industry-approved outdoor equipment ensure course activities are as safe as possible. Our safety procedures also ensure the risks in course activities are more perceived than real. Read more about our risk philosophy.
What time should I arrive on the first day?
Arrive anytime between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on the first day of your adult course. We kick off the course when everyone is there at 7:30pm. You’ll receive a confirmation email with all the details when you register.

TESTIMONIAL
“Educo exposes the light that every person has inside of them and Educo reveals that everyone has the strength needed to explore that light.”
– Former student and staff member