Middle/Senior Outdoor Education Program Coordiantor
Andy MacMillan, BA Hons. (Brock University), B.Ed (Lakehead University), has a long-standing dedication to the teaching of History and Geography to Middle School students. His passion for the outdoors and the development of leadership in young people runs deep.
Outside CDS, he has been guiding youth and adult groups on canoe trips for over 20 years, and since 2001, he has been an owner and guide of Camp Temagami, a traditional canoe-tripping camp. Mr. MacMillan has travelled extensively in northern Ontario, Quebec and Labrador, and is particularly interested in traditional techniques; he routinely shares of his knowledge and appreciation for the beauty of the Canadian landscape to accentuate his teaching at CDS.
For the past 28 years, 18 of which at CDS, he has been a positive presence in the classroom, the hockey rink and the rugby pitch. Recent coaching honours include CDS’ first ever Under-14 CISAA Hockey championship in 2007 and Jr. Boys’ Rugby championship in the spring of 2008. In his classroom, he routinely integrates the use of geo -technologies to enhance the curriculum and engage students. Mr. MacMillan also organizes and guides the Duke of Edinburgh fall canoe trip to Temagami and the winter dog-sledding trip in Algonquin Park. He has trained with Project Adventure, an adventure-based experiential program, and has his Wilderness First Responder medical training from Wilderness Medical Associates of Canada.