Junior School: Cultivating a Connection to Nature
In the primary grades, Outdoor Education focuses on helping students cultivate a connection with nature and become comfortable in outdoor environments. Through half-day and full-day outings, students explore intertidal areas, go on nature walks, watch salmon swim upstream, taste salmon berries in the spring, and much more. They practice being prepared, getting dirty, and engaging with their natural surroundings.
When students reach the intermediate grades, the focus for Outdoor Education shifts to building community through camps. In addition to daytime activities, students head into the wilderness for residential camps where they will learn outdoor skills such as canoeing, rock-climbing, and fire-building, all while learning how to work in teams.