Survivor Adventure Program | Soldiers of Fitness Ottawa

Survivor Adventure Program

What is Survivor?

  • A 3-day (Friday night to Sunday afternoon) adventure through incredible terrain and beautiful scenery;
  • An experience within yourself to test your own limits and forget about your daily struggles and stresses;
  • A seminar on the pillars of fitness (Strength, Mobility, Flexibility, Stability), Nutrition (taught in pieces throughout the weekend) and Wellness (psychology of success and happiness, meditation and priming) and how you can bring it all together to have a long, satisfying and healthy life;
  • The experience of a lifetime with people who are just as enthusiastic and good natured.

 

                In Survivor Adventure XI, hosted September 7,8,9, 2018, the program is akin to an adventure where you will experience a weekend away, hiking through nature and exploring the many types of terrain the world has to offer.

                Every year the location and experiences you will get will change. One year you may portage in a canoe and stay overnight in the middle of the forest. And the year after you may explore mountain caves. See the world the way it was meant to be seen – in nature where you can reconnect with yourself and forget your daily stresses. Best of all you get to do it with a group of people just like you. It’s quite common that people bond during the program and that bond can last forever.

                What you learn about yourself in nature is an experience you will never forget and one you can not only be proud of, but it’s a story you can share with people forever.

So how does it all work?

From the start of the course on Friday night we will do the introduction and explanation on how to set up your camp site for the night. We will make sure you are well prepared for the journey ahead and you have all necessary equipment.  Late Friday night the first lecture will take place and you can have a fire and relax with a few drinks or head to bed until Saturday morning. From Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon you will be taken through all types of terrain and have lectures and activities based on survival, nutrition and more! Included in the program are several strength and mobility sessions so you will learn how to keep mobile and strong for life, wellness lessons on the psychology of fitness and goal setting, and several lessons on nutrition and tips on long term athletic development and maintenance (these are essentially free fitness lectures that could change your life!).

What equipment do you require?

                The kit list for the program is as you would expect for a camping trip. The food you bring is optional, but we have a good list of recommendations to keep you going throughout the weekend. Remember what you bring with you from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon must be carried by you (and a partner if you decide to partner up). Sample kit lists are available on request (e-mail nadon@soldiersoffitnessottawa.com).

Who can attend?

Anyone over the age of 16 years old is eligible to register (younger is on a case my case bases - please contact us). We’ve had participants from 20 – 55 years old participate in the program and happily accept everyone. There is no minimum fitness level requirement, but participants should be capable of carrying a 40lb pack for hour long intervals repeatedly (covering 10 – 20km’s in a day). To prepare for Survivor it is recommended that you walk with a good hiking pack that is packed with everything you plan to bring (or come out to one of our bootcamps!). Start light in the first week or two of marching two or three times a week for 30 minutes and build up from there to a heavier back and an hour-long march. Check out our Facebook page for further advice and tips on preparation. https://www.facebook.com/groups/228440120536117/

History:

                The Survivor program began as a way to test the mental and physical strength of individuals over a forty-four-hour period. How much could one mind take when placed against nature and a military boot camp atmosphere? As we sought the answer to that question year after year we adjusted and changed the program to offer a more exciting and enjoyable program. We were confident that the members of our platoons were tough and could take the pressure – the human mind and body is capable of incredible things. Now Survivor is an adventure.

Need to see more? Check out the video from 2016!
https://soldiersoffitnessottawa.com/videos/survivor-2016

 

DETAILS:

September 7,8,9, 2018
Meet up at 6pm on Friday night and depart at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon.

 

REGISTATION TYPE: Attendee
 

REFUND POLICY:
There are no refunds issued for Survivor Adventure once you are registered for the program. This includes any medical or physical issues leading up to the program. The fees can't be carried over to another program or used as medical credit.
 

LOCATION: Algonquin Park in 2018 (meeting at Achray Campground)
 

EARLY BIRD -

Save $100 when you register before May 1st ($149 + Tax)! Save $50 when you register before July 1st ($199 + Tax)! Regular price is $249.
 

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The registration deadline for this event is August 24th. Register soon and don't miss out! We are only accepting 18 participants at this time.