Learning crevasse rescues in the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park.

Apply Now

Continue

Admissions

Applying for COLT is easy. Check the admission requirements below, and then fill out the COLT Application Forms. If you have any questions give us a call or email, 250-286-3122 or jim@colt.bc.ca. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Who Can Apply

COLT welcomes fit, healthy and enthusiastic high school graduates, 19 years and older, to apply.  A love for the outdoors is required. Previous camping experience is a definite asset. Each student should be in good physical condition and enjoy good health. All students must agree to follow the course rules and be committed to working as a team. Students must be able to speak and understand English with reasonable comprehension. However there is no required level of skill in any outdoor activity.

COLT trains teachers not athletes, so fitness is not a determining factor for whether you get in the course or not. That said being in decent shape will make your COLT experience more enjoyable. We suggest COLT students should be able to comfortably hike 10 kilometres in a mountain setting before arriving for the course. If you have any concerns about your fitness please contact us, jim@colt.bc.ca or 250-286-3122.

Application Process

To be accepted to the COLT program fill out the COLT Application Forms and send a deposit of $2,000.00. We can’t guarantee acceptance, but most people who meet the basic requirements of the program have a very good chance.

Here’s how it works:

Complete the online application form. Note that we ask for two references that we can check – one from a friend and another from an employer or teacher. Please include email addresses. You will receive an email telling you we received the application.

Send a $2,000.00 deposit to Strathcona Park Lodge which can be done 3 different ways;

1) E-mail money transfers can be sent to accounting@strathcona.bc.ca

2)Phone (250)286-3122 and provide your Visa or Mastercard information

3)Money orders or cheques can be made out Strathcona Park Lodge Ltd and mailed to the following address.

Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre

P.O. Box 2160

Campbell River, BC, Canada

V9W 5C5

The deposit will be cashed only if you are accepted into the semester. We will send you a receipt and letter of acceptance when we receive the deposit. We can’t hold a spot on the roster and officially enrol you until the deposit is received.

Begin preparing for the best three months of your life. Check out the suggested reading and equipment list.

2015 Semesters

August 10 – November 10, 2015 (93 Days)
Price: $14,400 ($6,500 food and accommodation, 7,900 tuition)
Tax Receipt issued for tuition costs.

  • All accommodation.
  • All meals
  • All transport during course
  • Instruction.
  • Use of all technical gear.
  • All group camping gear (tents, stoves etc).
  • Park fees.

Price does not include:

  • Most personal gear (toiletries, batteries, personal clothing and equipment (see equipment list)
  • Showers in Squamish
  • Transportation to and from the program
  • Personal trips to town and any dinners out
  • Alcohol

Insurance

Medical

All students should have adequate coverage for the possibility of a medical emergency. Canadian students should ensure premiums are paid before attending COLT. Foreign students should purchase insurance through an insurance broker before they leave.