Our youth programs are fun, educational, and challenging.  We entertain kids with mental and physical tasks that involve teamwork, leadership, communication and a connection to nature.  Our insurance certificate is registered with the Nova Scotia School Insurance Program.

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School Adventure Challenge

Grade 5-12, up to 7 hours, 25-100 students.

From $40 per student

This hub-based event has several wilderness tasks set up throughout a wooded area that teams must navigate to complete each task.  Tasks include: shelter construction, a camera scavenger hunt, geocaching, distance calculating with map and compass, med-evac scenario, slack-lining and much more.  This event is fun and tiring with a strong emphasis on teamwork, leadership and communication.  Locations that work well are Shubie Park, Sir Sanford Fleming Park and Victoria Park in Truro.

Wilderness Survival

Grade 7 - University level, full day or overnight. 15-45 students.

From $55 per student

What would you do if you were lost in the woods?  In this program we teach youth the necessary skills to survive if lost in a wilderness area.  This event builds strong bonds and self-confidence and youth gain a true appreciation for nature.  We cover fire building, shelter construction, navigation, being prepared, signalling for help, equipment and tools, and much more.  

Bay of Fundy Ocean Floor and Waterfalls

Grade 9 and up, 25-45 Students, 3 days - 2 nights.

From $165 +hst per student

This 3 day youth expedition is an incredible way to experience the world's highest tides and the waterfalls of the Cobequid Mountains.  From our home base at Gitten's Lodge, Kattuk will provide programming, guided hikes safety equipment, firewood and even live music.  Schools / student groups are responsible for their own transportation, chaperones and food.  Gitten's Lodge has separate sided bunks for 28 in total,  a full self-serve kitchen, hiking trails, field, fire pit, benches and indoor meeting / eating area. For groups larger than 28 Kattuk Expeditions will provide tents and camp mats. 

Group Hiking Trips

Grades 7 - university level, 20-45 students.

From $25 per person

Let our highly skilled wilderness guides take your class on a guided nature hike through local wooded areas or along the rugged coastline surrounding Halifax, such as: Duncan's Cove, Peggy's Cove, Terrence Bay or the Blue Mountain wilderness area.  We'll cover plant life, geography, geology, winds, waves, river currents and tides. Depending on the location and time of year, we may make a fire and cook up some s'mores! 

Learn to Camp

Grade 7+, Overnight.

From $50 per person

Learning how to camp properly makes for better/safer experiences and continued enthusiasm with a stronger connection to nature.  Students will learn how to select a camp site, set up a tent properly, store food, and use a camp stove, water filter, sleeping pad and bag.  Students will gain an appreciation of the overall best practices when staying overnight in the woods or campgrounds; and the importance of leaving as little trace of their visit as possible.

Geocaching Adventure

Grade 5 and up, 15 - 80 participants, up to 3 hours.

From $20 per person

Geocaching is an activity that is suitable for anyone from 9 to 90 years. In this event, we organize the members into teams and teach them how to use a handheld GPS and to seek out and find geocaches.  We plant up to 20 of our own in a specific area and have teams find as many as possible in the time allowed. Popular areas for this event are Point Pleasant Park, Sir Sanford Fleming Park, Shubie Park, and Victoria Park in Truro. 

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"From the planning stages to the actual day of activities, Fred and his team at Kattuk expeditions were very professional, organized and extremely enthusiastic. Kattuk Expeditions took the stress out of planning and organizing our end of year Grade 6 trip, all while keeping in mind activities that would be fun and challenging for our students. Activities are based on team work, they build esprit de corps and work to challenge our students in ways many of them have never been challenged before.


Students leave with a smile on their face and a new found confidence having learned new skills and deepened relationships. Students can't stop talking about the experience and when our new Grade 6s started this month, they were already asking us if they get to go. We would highly recommend Kattuk Expeditions! Whether you are planning a day of team building activities so your group can get to know one another or a year end event; you will not be disappointed!" - Chelsea, grade 6 teacher

Documentary film producer Brad Rivers follows Kattuk Expeditions on their youth wilderness survival program