Learning the path of the paddle on Upper Campbell Lake.



Here’s what COLT graduates have said about the program.

If you want to speak to someone about their COLT experience we can supply references. Contact Bill Phipps, info@colt.bc.ca

It has been almost a year since I started the COLT program and I thought I should get in touch with you to say thank you again. I am working this summer kayak guiding with Ecosummer Expeditions in the Johnstone Strait and I am having the time of my life! I owe it all to you and all the amazing people involved in the COLT program. It is a dream come true and wouldn’t have been possible without you! Thank you for helping me to get started on a life of guiding and adventure and I will be sure to bring everything you taught me to where ever I may end up.
Please pass on my thanks to the other instructors as well if you get the chance.
I hope to see you again soon!

All the best!
Jordan – Spring 2014

Hey Jim and Laurel,
Just wanted to send you guys a quick message and give you a little bit of an update and thank you guys for everything you taught me in COLT. This past summer I have been working as the lead whitewater kayak instructor at boatwerks in Minden and found out that Im going to be featured in a book about paddling, and I am working at the school board as a supply EA and outdoor educator and I just took a 2 month contract job with flemming college as a Outdoor rec technician. Anyways I just wanted to thank both of you and the other instructors.
Geoff Radburn – COLT Fall 2013

Colt gave me the skills to take my outdoor recreation to new heights. Colt opened up my world to many different lines of work that I have never dreamed possible. The colt experience is like non other highly advise taking this life changing adventure.

Alex Mostertman – Fall 2013

Colt’s value lies in the community and spirit of Strathcona Park Lodge. As a Coltie, you become part of a family where mentorship, stewardship and leadership help you develop into the outdoor educator you hope to be. You will learn the meaning of “full value” and I would not encourage anything less but believe me, the Colt program really is a marathon. The Colt program wouldn’t be what it is without the instructors; foremost they are teachers and yet will become friends and perhaps colleagues one day. I recommend Colt to any aspiring outdoor educator/guide who wants to get into the outdoor recreation industry.

Jason Alexander Agnew – Fall 2013