About

"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Outdoor Education students learn many outdoor travel and leadership skills, develop meaningful relationships with people and places and explore many natural environments including the Canadian arctic and sub-arctic in both summer and winter.

We embrace an interdisciplinary approach to teaching that combines theory and practice from the fields of physical education, outdoor education, geography, environmental studies and Scandinavian studies. Methods include experiential, expedition and adventure education, small group living and travel, academic inquiry, and of course, fun.

Activity courses include flat and white water canoeing, solo and tandem canoeing, wilderness and Arctic canoe expeditions, backpacking, ski touring, winter camping, dog sledding, orienteering, climbing, track skiing, Leave No Trace camping, avalanche awareness and adventure education programming, and much more.

Students are given many opportunities to develop personal and group leadership skills, communication skills, outdoor activity skills, environmental ethics, as well as opportunities for personal growth and instructor certification.

All students who participate in Outdoor Education are expected to read and sign the attached Safety Summary as part of the risk management for all offerings.