Upcoming Quests

Ontario, Canada

29 July – 2 August, 2024

We invite young people who are navigating the transition from high school to study and/or work (ages ~18-24).

You’ll join 15 other explorers in nature. There will be campfires and canoes. You'll work hard in ways you might not expect — in understanding yourself, getting real together, and being vulnerable with your hopes, dreams, and fears. You'll need the courage to try, to make mistakes. To take on the big questions and the unknown.

Spots are filling up — fill in the quick application below to reserve your place at the fire pit! International applicants are welcome.

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Ready for a Quest?

5 days,

with 12 months of follow-up support

$1500

launch price — approx. 40% off the regular price

15

other explorers, plus guides

More Quests?

Can’t make this one? Sign up for news about future Quests in Canada, UK, and Europe

Location

Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

Algonquin is Micmac for “at the place of spearing fish and eels”.

For 8,000 years — 8,000! — Native peoples lived and moved through this magical land parcel, and after an unchecked chapter of logging, Algonquin Park was established in 1893. Soon after, Tom Thomson and the rest of the Group of Seven fell in love (and inspired legions to do the same) with the Park’s 2400 lakes, 1200 kilometres of rivers and streams, and all those flora and fauna that reveal themselves if we’re patient and attentive.


Moose, wolves, beavers, deer, bogs, swamps, deciduous and coniferous forests side-by-side, trout, loons, grouse, bunting, salamanders, turtles, snakes, bears, and yes, blackflies and mosquitoes. Fall colours along highway 60 that might just win the planet. There is so much here.


We are very grateful to be within a small list of friends and partners who can access the magical Algonquin Wildlife Research Station for our Quest. The Research Station has been the queen bee of Algonquin since 1944, home to the critical work of deciphering how humans and the land and its furry and scaly and winged and more can live in harmony.

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What to expect

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Landing

Sensing

Knowing

Realizing

Launching

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AM

Arrival

How do we perceive?

How do we know?

A future worth living for

Courage & commitments

🕒🍴🍁🚣‍♀️📷

PM

Where are we?

Ways of seeing

How do we really know?

Imagination and beauty

How do we act and change?

🕒🍴📷🔥🌌

This example schedule shows the ‘arc’ of a Quest, from landing to communal launch into adulthood. In practice, each Quest will be designed for the distinct group of young people taking part, and will encourage participatory and emergent design. 

A day in detail

Day 3: Knowing

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AM

5 - 7

Invitation to photography blinds for moose feeding times. Free time/sleep-in for others!

7 - 8

Invitation to a swim or paddle.

8 - 9

Breakfast & morning huddle with crews (smaller groups of 3-4 explorers)

9 - 12

HOW DO WE KNOW?

  • Values, Virtues & Truth: exploration of personal experiences and practical philosophy

  • Reason, Intuition, & the Unknown: exploration of ways of knowing, degrees of ‘truth’

PM

12 - 2

Invitation to writing/reading/reflection in pairs. Free time, nature walk/fishing for others. Drop-in or pick-up lunch.

2 -4:30

HOW DO WE REALLY KNOW?

  • Neither/Nor: principles and exercises

  • Application of morning session concepts to our present lives

4:30 - 6

Free time. Explorer-led offerings.

6 - 7:30

Dinner

7:30 -

Invitation to sunset paddle, bonfire, storytelling, music, wolf howl. Free time.

Bedtime!

How we sustain

After the Quest

From wonder to world-building

Transformation is fast and slow. It comes in a flash of experience and over many months or years in changed habits, relationships, “real life”.


Our Quests are designed for the fast — breakthrough transformative experiences. They inspire young people to shift from worry to wonder.


Our 12-month post-Quest program is designed for the slow — integration, implementation, and self-authored development. It inspires young people to shift from wonder to world-building, in the form of Heists.


From worry, to wonder, to world-building. We'll support real change with our founding team's various expertise in experience design, space-holding (digital, offline, and hybrid), technology for good, education, and entrepreneurship.

In conversation

At the Liminal Post you'll find interviews with young people contemplating our program and their transition into adulthood.

“I've been changing a lot. Six months ago I would not have taken the opportunity to take that project… I would have been too scared.”

Upcoming Quests

Ontario, Canada

29 July – 2 August, 2024

We invite young people who are navigating the transition from high school to study and/or work (ages ~18-24).

You’ll join 15 other explorers in nature. There will be campfires and canoes. You'll work hard in ways you might not expect — in understanding yourself, getting real together, and being vulnerable with your hopes, dreams, and fears. You'll need the courage to try, to make mistakes. To take on the big questions and the unknown.

Spots are filling up — fill in the quick application below to reserve your place at the fire pit! International applicants are welcome.

Here comes the alt text

Ready for a Quest?

5 days,

with 12 months of follow-up support

$1500

Launch price. 50+% saving off the regular price

15

other explorers, plus guides

More Quests?

Can’t make this one? Sign up for news about future Quests in Canada, UK, and Europe

Location

Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

Algonquin is Micmac for “at the place of spearing fish and eels”.

For 8,000 years — 8,000! — Native peoples lived and moved through this magical land parcel, and after an unchecked chapter of logging, Algonquin Park was established in 1893. Soon after, Tom Thomson and the rest of the Group of Seven fell in love (and inspired legions to do the same) with the Park’s 2400 lakes, 1200 kilometres of rivers and streams, and all those flora and fauna that reveal themselves if we’re patient and attentive.


Moose, wolves, beavers, deer, bogs, swamps, deciduous and coniferous forests side-by-side, trout, loons, grouse, bunting, salamanders, turtles, snakes, bears, and yes, blackflies and mosquitoes. Fall colours along highway 60 that might just win the planet. There is so much here.


We are very grateful to be within a small list of friends and partners who can access the magical Algonquin Wildlife Research Station for our Quest. The Research Station has been the queen bee of Algonquin since 1944, home to the critical work of deciphering how humans and the land and its furry and scaly and winged and more can live in harmony.

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What to expect

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Landing

Sensing

Knowing

Realizing

Launching

🍴🍁🚣‍♀️📷

AM

Arrival

How do we perceive?

How do we know?

A future worth living for

Courage & commitments

🕒🍴🍁🚣‍♀️📷

PM

Where are we?

Ways of seeing

How do we really know?

Imagination and beauty

How do we act and change?

🕒🍴📷🔥🌌

This example schedule shows the ‘arc’ of a Quest, from landing to communal launch into adulthood. In practice, each Quest will be designed for the distinct group of young people taking part, and will encourage participatory and emergent design. 

A day in detail

Day 3: Knowing

Here comes the alt text

AM

5 - 7

Invitation to photography blinds for moose feeding times. Free time/sleep-in for others!

7 - 8

Invitation to a swim or paddle.

8 - 9

Breakfast & morning huddle with crews (smaller groups of 3-4 explorers)

9 - 12

HOW DO WE KNOW?

  • Values, Virtues & Truth: exploration of personal experiences and practical philosophy

  • Reason, Intuition, & the Unknown: exploration of ways of knowing, degrees of ‘truth’

PM

12 - 2

Invitation to writing/reading/reflection in pairs. Free time, nature walk/fishing for others. Drop-in or pick-up lunch.

2 -4:30

HOW DO WE REALLY KNOW?

  • Neither/Nor: principles and exercises

  • Application of morning session concepts to our present lives

4:30 - 6

Free time. Explorer-led offerings.

6 - 7:30

Dinner

7:30 -

Invitation to sunset paddle, bonfire, storytelling, music, wolf howl. Free time.

Bedtime!

How we sustain

After the Quest

From wonder to world-building

Transformation is fast and slow. It comes in a flash of experience and over many months or years in changed habits, relationships, “real life”.


Our Quests are designed for the fast — breakthrough transformative experiences. They inspire young people to shift from worry to wonder.


Our 12-month post-Quest program is designed for the slow — integration, implementation, and self-authored development. It inspires young people to shift from wonder to world-building, in the form of Heists.


From worry, to wonder, to world-building. We'll support real change with our founding team's various expertise in experience design, space-holding (digital, offline, and hybrid), technology for good, education, and entrepreneurship.

In conversation

At the Liminal Post you'll find interviews with young people contemplating our program and their transition into adulthood.

“I've been changing a lot. Six months ago I would not have taken the opportunity to take that project… I would have been too scared.”

Upcoming Quests

Ontario, Canada

29 July – 2 August, 2024

We invite young people who are navigating the transition from high school to study and/or work (ages ~18-24).

You’ll join 15 other explorers in nature. There will be campfires and canoes. You'll work hard in ways you might not expect — in understanding yourself, getting real together, and being vulnerable with your hopes, dreams, and fears. You'll need the courage to try, to make mistakes. To take on the big questions and the unknown.

Spots are filling up — fill in the quick application below to reserve your place at the fire pit! International applicants are welcome.

Here comes the alt text

Ready for a Quest?

5 days,

with 12 months of follow-up support

$1500

launch price — approx. 40% off the regular price

15

other explorers, plus guides

More Quests?

Can’t make this one? Sign up for news about future Quests in Canada, UK, and Europe

Location

Algonquin Wildlife Research Station

Algonquin is Micmac for “at the place of spearing fish and eels”.

For 8,000 years — 8,000! — Native peoples lived and moved through this magical land parcel, and after an unchecked chapter of logging, Algonquin Park was established in 1893. Soon after, Tom Thomson and the rest of the Group of Seven fell in love (and inspired legions to do the same) with the Park’s 2400 lakes, 1200 kilometres of rivers and streams, and all those flora and fauna that reveal themselves if we’re patient and attentive.


Moose, wolves, beavers, deer, bogs, swamps, deciduous and coniferous forests side-by-side, trout, loons, grouse, bunting, salamanders, turtles, snakes, bears, and yes, blackflies and mosquitoes. Fall colours along highway 60 that might just win the planet. There is so much here.


We are very grateful to be within a small list of friends and partners who can access the magical Algonquin Wildlife Research Station for our Quest. The Research Station has been the queen bee of Algonquin since 1944, home to the critical work of deciphering how humans and the land and its furry and scaly and winged and more can live in harmony.

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What to expect

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Landing

Sensing

Knowing

Realizing

Launching

🍴🍁🚣‍♀️📷

AM

Arrival

How do we perceive?

How do we know?

A future worth living for

Courage & commitments

🕒🍴🍁🚣‍♀️📷

PM

Where are we?

Ways of seeing

How do we really know?

Imagination and beauty

How do we act and change?

🕒🍴📷🔥🌌

This example schedule shows the ‘arc’ of a Quest, from landing to communal launch into adulthood. In practice, each Quest will be designed for the distinct group of young people taking part, and will encourage participatory and emergent design. 

A day in detail

Day 3: Knowing

Here comes the alt text

AM

5 - 7

Invitation to photography blinds for moose feeding times. Free time/sleep-in for others!

7 - 8

Invitation to a swim or paddle.

8 - 9

Breakfast & morning huddle with crews (smaller groups of 3-4 explorers)

9 - 12

HOW DO WE KNOW?

  • Values, Virtues & Truth: exploration of personal experiences and practical philosophy

  • Reason, Intuition, & the Unknown: exploration of ways of knowing, degrees of ‘truth’

PM

12 - 2

Invitation to writing/reading/reflection in pairs. Free time, nature walk/fishing for others. Drop-in or pick-up lunch.

2 -4:30

HOW DO WE REALLY KNOW?

  • Neither/Nor: principles and exercises

  • Application of morning session concepts to our present lives

4:30 - 6

Free time. Explorer-led offerings.

6 - 7:30

Dinner

7:30 -

Invitation to sunset paddle, bonfire, storytelling, music, wolf howl. Free time.

Bedtime!

How we sustain

After the Quest

From wonder to world-building

Transformation is fast and slow. It comes in a flash of experience and over many months or years in changed habits, relationships, “real life”.


Our Quests are designed for the fast — breakthrough transformative experiences. They inspire young people to shift from worry to wonder.


Our 12-month post-Quest program is designed for the slow — integration, implementation, and self-authored development. It inspires young people to shift from wonder to world-building, in the form of Heists.


From worry, to wonder, to world-building. We'll support real change with our founding team's various expertise in experience design, space-holding (digital, offline, and hybrid), technology for good, education, and entrepreneurship.

In conversation

At the Liminal Post you'll find interviews with young people contemplating our program and their transition into adulthood.

“I've been changing a lot. Six months ago I would not have taken the opportunity to take that project… I would have been too scared.”

Liminal learning


A communal launch into purposeful adulthood

Liminal learning


A communal launch into purposeful adulthood

Liminal learning


A communal launch into purposeful adulthood