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ERIC Number: EJ895051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
OB/OOCH Upstream 2007: Reflections on an Upstream Journey
Edmonstone, Laura
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v20 n3 p17-19 Spr 2008
In this article, the author shares her experience of spending time at Camp Oochigeas as an Outward Bound (OB) instructor. The author was there as part of a team, working in a program that partnered three strong organizations with a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with kids. Camp Oochigeas operates a volunteer-based program for kids with and affected by childhood cancer, and partners with the Hospital for Sick Children(SickKids) to provide an enriching experience onsite at SickKids, at Oochigeas, and around Toronto. As an instructor for Outward Bound Canada, her role at Ooch was to facilitate a wilderness experience for senior campers called "Upstream." The goal of Upstream was to build confidence, independence, and outdoor and leadership skills, and to challenge participants to metaphorically widen their circle by stepping outside of their comfort zones. While there are many specific details that she could share about the Upstream program, what she's really excited about sharing is the pleasure she found in working together as part of a team of professionals from broad backgrounds, and some reflections on their experience of Ooch culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)