This package allows women to learn at their own pace the necessary survival skills required to survive in the wilderness of Newfoundland.
WILDERNESS SKILLS TRAINING
Day 1: Arrival and Orientation
Upon arrival at St. Anthony or Deer Lake Airport a lodge representative will meet you. You will be taken to the lodge and after settling in, you will be introduced to the week's activities.
Day 2: Hike and Wildlife Identification
After a hearty breakfast, visit L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada and hike the nearby Hay Cove Trail where you can spot icebergs and whales. There you will learn the local names of birds and wild flowers. Return to the lodge and participate in a firearms safety and handling course.
Day 3: Wilderness Survival and Fly-Fishing
In the morning, receive detailed training on wilderness survival and first aid from a qualified instructor. In the afternoon, venture on the majestic Salmon River for an introduction to the methods and techniques or fly-fishing. If you?re lucky enough to land an Atlantic salmon the first time out, bring it back to the lodge and enjoy the reward ? a tasty barbeque.
Day 4: Boat Tour of Hare Bay
Today, you will be taken on a boat tour of Hare Bay. We'll show you the islands, home to a seabird sanctuary; tour the gentle sloping coastline from a mariner's perspective and walk the beaches of Frenchman's Cove where bald eagles are often seen. A delicious mussel boil awaits you on the shores of Shoal Arm.
Day 5: Orienteering
In the morning, an experienced guide will show you the techniques to effectively use a map and compass. You will also learn the operation of a global positioning system, a hi-tech navigational aid based on satellite signals. In the afternoon, you will get to test your new skills on an orienteering scavenger hunt in Conche, scenic town and former capital of the French Fishery.
Day 6: Kayak trip and review of acquired skills
While reflecting on your newly acquired skills, take this opportunity to enjoy the pristine wilderness of Tuckamore Lodge. We'll take you on a peaceful kayak trip on Southwest Pond. Apply your expertise to identify animals you encounter along the way, consider your position and direction of travel using a map and compass, and most of all, enjoy your new status as a true outdoor woman!
Men interested in acquiring these skills can arrange a special package with Tuckamore Lodge; however, groups of six or more are required.
All participants are required to sign a waiver and release contract in order to participate in the program. Deposits of 50% per person are required on package bookings. All deposits are due within 14 days of booking. Full deposits are required 45 days prior to departure. When reservations are received less than 45 days prior to departure, a full deposit is required within 24 hours. All deposits are non-refundable. Tuckamore Lodge will accept payment in the form of cheque, Visa or cash.
CA$2,550 per person - double occupancy (Canadian dollars)
Harmonized Sales and Service Tax (HST) of 13% must be paid to the lodge for all trips with a 6.5% rebate to non-Canadian residents.
Deposits are Non-refundable.
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