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    ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE
    Muskoka Woods has teamed up with MATT NICHOL to launch the ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (API) on the shores of Lake Rosseau this summer.


    Matt, creator of BIOSTEEL SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS, is a veteran strength and conditioning coach. With over 15 years of training experience, Matt has coached athletes from the NHL, NFL, NBA, NCAA, CFL, and Tennis & Athletics Canada. Matt was the former strength & conditioning coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Matt currently trains the likes of Tyler Seguin, Mike Cammalleri, Matt Stajan, Michael Del Zotto, Devante Smith Pelley, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart, Ray Emry, Raffi Torres and Tom Wilson (a former Muskoka Woods guest!).

    Geared towards guests ages 12-17 looking for high-quality professional athletics training, nutrition advice and leadership development, API is the ideal summer conditioning program for aspiring pro athletes.

    Delivered at the new Muskoka Woods training facility, guests will receive instruction from Matt Nichol trained API staff. For the remainder of each day, guests will take part in their choice of over 50 other Muskoka Woods activities, including: wakeboarding, ziplining, ropes course, paintball and more.

    Ramp up for basketball, football and hockey season at Muskoka Woods and get the best of both worlds: first-class athletic training against the backdrop of an unforgettable summer camp experience.

    Biosteel is a proud sponsor of the Muskoka Woods’ Athletic Performance Institute. API guests will receive training supplements for the week and a BioSteel gift bag for participating.

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    CEO NEW ORLEANS TRIP
    Muskoka Woods believes that our CEO Leadership Program is only one aspect of the leadership journey. We are committed to providing an opportunity for our CEO alumni to continue learning after the summer ends. Participants graduate from the program knowing they will be challenged to be leaders who make a difference in the world. We believe in reaching beyond the borders of our communities, and that sharing our experiences with others can impact not only those we encounter, but also ourselves.

    Each March Break, Muskoka Woods takes CEO alumni to New Orleans to serve. This gives them the chance to take on a new challenge, gain memorable experiences and seize an opportunity to help shape their world.

    Our 2013 CEO alumni just got back from another unforgettable trip to New Orleans. Here’s a glimpse of their experience:

    After being interviewed by CTV at the airport, the 20 CEOS and six leaders enjoyed a speedy flight to New Orleans. Upon arrival, they got settled in to their YWAM house and enjoyed the New Orleans sights.

    Day 1:
    They woke up bright and early the next day to build trenches for the foundations of Habitat for Humanity homes. It was exhausting work digging heavy clay all day, but the CEOs did Muskoka Woods proud.

    Day 2:
    The next morning, the CEOs visited a youth detention centre and met with 20 kids between the ages of 12 and 15. They talked about faith, shared what they believe, and answered their questions about living in Canada. Afterward, they played basketball with the group.

    The CEOs came home and cooked a meal for men and women living on the streets. They also made 200 hygiene kits that were to be distributed to those in need. Many of our CEOs were deeply impacted by the homeless people they met and were reminded that everyone has a story.

    Day 3:
    On Monday, the CEOs toured the Lower 9th Ward - an area that was greatly affected by Hurricane Katrina. During the tour, they learned more about Brad Pitt's organization, Make It Right, and the political issues that arose as a result of the hurricane. It was encouraging to see that the 9th Ward is thriving, and more people are choosing to move back to the community.

    Later that day, they toured the French Quarter and tried some famous New Orleans cuisine. They also spent time playing with the inspiring children at the Fischer Housing projects.

    Day 4:
    The CEOs lent a helping hand at an elementary school specializing in the arts. This was tedious administrative work, but the principal let the team know they were one of the most hard-working groups they had this year.

    Day 5:
    After learning about a young mother program, and continuing with their homeless outreach efforts in the community, the CEOs were surprised with tickets to a New Orleans Pelicans basketball game! Sadly, the Pelicans lost by two points in the last 13 seconds!

    Day 6:
    Their final day of service included cleaning up neighbourhood lots and visiting their new friends in the Fischer Housing Projects one last time.

    The CEO alumni and our team of leaders were so thankful for this opportunity to grow together through an impactful week of learning, serving and fun. We look forward to returning to New Orleans in 2015.
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    THE MUSKOKA WOODS EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
    In the spring of 1993, Greg and Paul - two educators from the Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board - set off on a yellow school bus to Muskoka Woods with 45 Grade 8 students and their teachers. They spent four days enjoying the great outdoors and, upon their departure, agreed to return to Muskoka Woods the following year.

    Within three years, the “Muskoka Woods Experience” expanded to include 300 students from nine schools across Windsor. During the Experience, students enjoyed a fun-filled, outdoor recreational experience that emphasized the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle and focused on developing their leadership skills. In this supportive and encouraging environment, students were taught “You don’t have to be the best, you just have to do your best.”

    To enrich this exceedingly popular program, WECDSB high school students and staff were integrated as program leaders and instructors. With the help of Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in their school’s leadership courses, the number of Muskoka Woods Experience participants continued to grow.

    What began as dream with 45 students from one school has evolved into an inspiring 20-year partnership between the WECDSB and Muskoka Woods. Now, 1,200 elementary students from 35 schools and 300 Grade 11 and 12 students from eight secondary schools take part in the Muskoka Woods Experience each year.

    Thank you to Greg and Paul, and the teachers, administrators and parents of the Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board, for making this unforgettable experience possible. We look forward, with eager anticipation, to continuing our commitment to developing the next generation of leaders together.
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    THE KRAKEN RACER WATERSLIDE
    At Muskoka Woods, we’re all about creating mind-blowing memories.

    Each year it’s something different: the ropes course, the Blob, the Mud Run or the waterpark. Just when you thought your anticipation for Summer 2014 couldn’t be any higher, or we couldn’t possibly do anything crazier, we announce:

    Canada’s ONLY six-lane KrakenRACER waterslide is coming to Muskoka Woods!!

    You and your friends can purchase a Kraken Waterslide Pass to use during lunch and dinner hours OR you can amp up your waterslide experience and register for the Kraken as an elective or Fanatic.

    Whichever option you choose, you can be certain of one thing: it’s going to be unforgettable.
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    A CEO PROGRAM JUST FOR YOU
    We know that our CEO applicants are highly specialized and have aspirations to grow their leadership capacity in activities where they already thrive. This year we will be offering 4 specific streams, in addition to our established, traditional CEO Program. These alternative options are for applicants looking for specific concentration of leadership development.

    The CEO streams are:
    • Original CEO Leadership
    • Fine Art Leadership
    • Media Arts (Photography & Video) Leadership
    • Dance Leadership
    • Athletic Performance Leadership

    What does this mean for you?
    Every CEO participant journeys through the same core curriculum and obtains a grade 11 leadership credit upon graduation. Afternoon activities and key assignments will be tailored to the artistic or athletic stream you choose - this differentiates you from CEOs participating in the original program. Industry professionals will mentor and coach you, offering their expertise to each stream through workshops and hands-on instruction.

    Same outstanding CEO program – new, innovative options to choose from.
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