Grade 1

St. George's students begin their outdoor education program early. The Grade 1 program is a gentle introduction to the outdoor setting. The focus of this half-day trip to Spanish Banks is on environmental awareness and an introduction to outdoor skills.

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Grade 2

In Grade 2, St. George's students head to Capilano Regional Park in North Vancouver for a full day of outdoor activities. In the park, students rotate through activity stations including a nature/historical hike, outdoor games and a scavenger hunt learning about the water cycle.

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Grade 3

In Grade 3, students will spend the day at Stanley Park observing and learning about land forms and erosion.

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Grade 4

This two-day program based out of the Cheakamus Centre near Squamish focuses on coastal First Nations history and environmental field studies.

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Grade 5

This three-day residential program focuses on human use of natural resources. Students travel by bus to Zajac Ranch on Stave Lake. Students will participate in a team building program, winter survival activities and take part in a variety of outdoor challenges.

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Grade 6

The Grade 6 outdoor education program includes two events over the course of the year. In January, students participate in a day of snowshoeing with their class on Mount Seymour. Students learn about winter travel, build snow forts and cook lunch outdoors. In late May, students travel to Loon Lake, near Maple Ridge. Here they take part in a variety of camp activities, including canoeing, kayaking, high ropes, low ropes, rock climbing, and team challenges. 

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Grade 7

The Grade 7 outdoor education program includes two events over the course of the year. In September, students travel to Camp Stillwood, near Chilliwack. Here they take part in a variety of camp activities, including high ropes, low ropes, rock climbing, archery, short hikes and team challenges. In March, students participate in a day of cross-country skiing with their class on Cypress Mountain Nordic Ski Area. This will provide an opportunity for students to learn a new winter sport and enjoy the local environment.


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Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1150 students, 109 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George's School truly is Canada's World School for Boys.
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