Academies and Leadership Programs

Our academies and leadership programs are geared towards the young adult looking to gain experience in outdoor education and leadership. If you’re ages 15 and up, check below for some great opportunities to meet young adults in your community with similar goals!



Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp: an educational retreat for young women


Are you a young woman between the ages 15 and 18 and are passionate about saving the ocean and learning the leadership skills to put an ocean conservation project into action? Then this academy is for you! 2020 Dates to be released soon. You can look forward to:

  • Learn about the coastal environment
  • Get ocean literacy training from Oceanwise
  • Meet keynote speakers in Environmental and Ocean Conservation
  • Gain four Independent Study Grade 12 credits with NIDES by navigate

The participants of the 2018 Ocean Literacy Academy heard from keynote speakers that hailed from Australia. Paddlers Lucy and Mathilde of Passages Adventures paddled from Juneau, Alaska to Victoria, BC over the span of three months on a plastic-free journey to raise awareness of the impact of ocean plastics and marking marine debris on their journey.

The participants of the 2019 Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp heard from motivational speaker Talli Osborne and environmental activist Tzeporah Berman. Deep Bay Marine Field Station ran two workshops, and Tanya Otero from Ocean Wise and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup spoke about her plastic-free lifestyle and led a short beach cleanup of Tribune Bay.

Stayed tuned for details on the 2020 Ocean Literacy and Leadership Camp!

Search and Rescue Academy


Work closely with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, St. John’s Ambulance, and the Justice Institute of BC to get your Ground Search and Rescue Technician training!

Run every two years, the SAR Academy is a 12-day program hosted by Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Mount Washington, and the Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue for ages 16 and up. In addition to their Ground Search and Rescue Technician certification, participants will get a 2-day first aid course, six Board of Education credits, 30-hours towards your high school Community Connections Grad Transition requirements, and supplemental outdoor programming such as High Ropes, GPS training, Kayaking, Campfires and overnight survival, river rescue, team building and more!

Check back for updates or contact us for more details about the next SAR Academy.


Other Leadership Programs

Do you have a leadership academy that you’ve always wanted to start or be a part of? Connect with us to make it happen!


Centre Activities Offered:

Campfire Programs appropriate for all ages

Educational animal role play activities and games

Forest and Ocean: Interpretive environmental activities

High Adventure Challenge: High Ropes (7 elements), Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Giant’s Ladder, Leap of Faith

Island Hikes: Various distances and difficulty complete with interpretive activities

Ocean Adventure: Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Marine Adventure and Interpretive Boat Tour

Orienteering: using maps and landmarks to make your way around the course

Sustainable Forest Practices and Economic Value

Team Building and initiative tasks: on the ground and using the Low Ropes Challenge Course

See the Activities Page for more details