LQI Leadership Training Programs are a multi-faceted educational experience with emphasis on high/low rope elements, physical challenges that involved land and water sport activities, as well as teamwork and leadership development. Our adventures are structured group activities which require positive, active and willing participation. All students are expected to participate enthusiastically in all of our trips’ activities and to shoulder responsibilities with a positive attitude. They must recognize their personal responsibility to the success of the adventure simply by respecting and following the rules to ensure a safe group experience. While the vast majority of our time and activities are structured and supervised, students will have some “free time” which does not involve constant supervision. Students whose parents require them to be under constant surveillance or who are likely to act irresponsibly should not apply.
Our programs are all well within the ability range of the vast majority of average young adults who have the desire to participate. We make every effort through our screening process to be sure that those accepted into our programs are enthusiastic and must be able to assume responsibility of their actions and decisions. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to assess the appropriateness of our programs for his/her child.
Both parent/guardian and the participant understand that for the health, safety, and welfare of all members of LQIs, rules and regulations must be strictly observed. The student is required to maintain an atmosphere of respect with the other participants and staff, their own and others’ personal possessions, and the community in which we operate, and to keep their living environment healthy and enjoyable for all.
LQI reserves the right to dismiss any student from the program immediately if the staff believe there to be a safety concern or medical risk, or if the student is disruptive, or behaves in a manner they staff consider to be detrimental to the program. Examples of behaviors that many be considered disruptive include:
In this case, all incurred expenses will be paid by the parent/guardian. If a participant leaves the group either voluntarily or is sent home by an authorized LQI employee, every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian or emergency contact of the participant. We reserve the right to initiate the logistical process of the student’s departure if the parent/guardian and the emergency contacts cannot be reached.
In an effort to foster a positive sense of independence and self-reliance, we arrange scheduled weekly Skype calls to our students during their program. Sign-up sheet will be provided prior to departure. Each group will have a Program Manager on-site throughout the trip and you will be able to contact him/her by text messaging should you need to. Group pictures will be posted on our secured server regularly throughout the adventure.
If a situation arises wherein a student must see a physician or be treated by medical personnel of any kind, our office will notify the parents as soon as possible. One of our full-time office staff will contact the parents, explain the nature of the injury or illness, the events leading up to it, the steps the leaders have taken to care for the student, and the plan for appropriate treatment. In these scenarios, we will make every effort to offer the opportunity for parents to speak with both their child and the student’s leaders.
In an effort to eliminate distractions among the group and to promote engagement in all activities, personal electronic devices, such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, handheld gaming devices, e-readers, cell phones, etc., are not permitted on any of our programs. Please do not bring any personal electronics such as these, with the exception of digital cameras. If your child does arrive with any of these electronic device, it will be collected and returned on departure day. LQI cannot be held responsible for any electronic devices that are lost or stolen.
Our intention is to follow, as precisely as possible, the itineraries as described in our catalog and on our website. Severe weather, unusually heavy snow, high water, etc. may necessitate an itinerary change. If an activity or area is altered for any reason, it will be replaced with a comparable one, conditions permitting.
The program directors at LQI have put abundant amounts of effort into planning the most fun, adventurous, appropriately-challenging, and eye-opening experiences for our students; however, there may be instances in which the itineraries presented in our brochure or on our website must change. Though every effort will be made to run trips as planned, alterations are sometimes necessary and unavoidable for the health, safety, and enjoyment of the participants. We expect our students, and their families, to be flexible in the face of unforeseen changes and to take advantage of any unexpected opportunities that might arise.
IThe parent/guardian authorizes and agrees to the reasonable and proper use by LQI of any and all photographs which may be taken of any aspect of the program and which may include the image of the participant. Furthermore, the parent/guardian authorizes LQI to charge their credit card in the instance of any unanticipated costs incurred outside the program fee such as medical expenses, international phone usage, lost or damaged gear, and/or fees related to an early departure or travel day. LQI will make reasonable attempts to notify the parent/guardian via phone or email prior to charge for any such expenses (expect for medical expenses).
Learning Quest International (LQI)
298 John Street, PO Box 87566
Thornhill Plaza, Markham
Ontario Canada L3T 7R3