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Divorce doesn’t have to be the end of a father’s relationship with his children. A father can be a constant parental figure, even if he doesn’t reside in the same household. No matter the circumstance of a separation or divorce, successful coparenting can give children a sense of normalcy. Children need both of their parents, and research shows that a loving and nurturing father improves outcomes for children, and ultimately families and communities - Jacqueline Proctor

Outdoor Education

Dads Club Canada offers a variety of wilderness educational classes free to fathers and children who apply and meet the criteria to participate. We encourage participants to develop greater understanding of themselves, of others and of the environment around them through insight into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Self-knowledge

  • Tenacity

  • Self-Reliance

  • Acceptance of Responsibility

  • Ability to transcend self-imposed limits.

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Skills Improvement

  • Physical well-being

  • Courage


At DCC we fit under the umbrella of outdoor education and adventure. Activities are selected to challenge, encourage creativity, inspire reflection, and simply for the sake of fun. Lending themselves to be the perfect framework for teamwork, skill development, and adventure.  Here, activities tend to fall under two categories, indoor adventures or outdoor expeditions. DCC's  activities can be delivered as stand alone achievements or integrated into the progression of multiple achievements. Most of our 


Participants learn both technical and leadership skills while at DCC. Instructors start with the basics and progress through the building blocks of each activity. Participants who are with us for more than a couple days or return year after year will have the opportunity to try out more advanced skills and settings. 

Depending on the program, skill development can range from learning to get in and out of a kayak to paddling down a rapid. Our goal is for participants to be able to transfer the skills they learned here back to their lives at home. 


The magic of adventure can be found through all DCC activities. We encourage our participants to embrace new expereinces, while recognizing that challenge lies on a continuum. Whether someone puts on a harness or helmet, makes it to the top of a climb or chooses to rappel, trying is considered a success. 

Our specialty programs take participants into the wilderness. From overnight kayaking to hiking through old growth forests to white water paddling at one of our local rivers, our overnight trips link teamwork, skill development, and adventure. 


We are all about the experience and creating an atmosphere where participants find the freedom to be themselves. Trust is a key ingredient to this recipe. Peers learn to support each other and create the foundations for a successful group dynamic. 

From our high ropes course where participants are required to navigate a series of challenges, to a fire lighting lesson with an outlined goal of boiling water, to a canoe camping trip where fathers and their children learn that each member of the group plays an integral role in getting the group from one location to the next. These are all examples of how our activities educate and foster teamwork.