Janneke Vorsteveld-lead wilderness facilitator/owner

Growing up in a rural community allowed Janneke a constant connection with the outdoors, and helped her to foster a strong appreciation for nature and every experience it has to offer.  Some of her outdoor experiences include leading and co-leading wilderness trips with youth into the Haliburton Highlands, Temagami and along the Mattawa River.  She has completed multiple solo and group hiking/canoeing trips to Algonquin, Killarney, Massassauga, and French River Provincial Parks.  Exploring backcountry hiking and camping around the world has also been a love of hers, allowing her to experience such places like the Lysefjord in Norway, the Taman Negara jungle of Malaysia and the Kepler Track in New Zealand.  

Janneke is in her second decade of teaching all ages, ability levels, and subjects in multiple countries around the world and has been fortunate enough to see her approach to education result in profound positive changes for her students.   She is passionate about creating a more engaging, empowering and diverse form of education.  Janneke aims to cultivate meaningful relationships with students and colleagues alike.  This coupled with her passion for the outdoors has allowed her to discover and appreciate the benefits of teaching outside of the traditional confines of a classroom. 

Professional Qualifications

  • Ontario Certified Teacher (Outdoor Experiential Education, History and Geography)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Arts - History, Brock University
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Adventure Programming for At Risk Youth, Laurentian University
  • ORCKA:
    • Canoe Tripping Leader
    • Basic Canoeing 3
    • Moving Water 1A
    • Canadian Style Paddling 1
  • Paddle Canada Moving Water
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR-C/AED
  • Bronze Cross