The program is a three tiered program offered to all students in Grades 9 - 12. Students will partake in three week-long trips in each of their grade 9/10/11/12 years.
1) The fall trip will take place in September, students will spend five days and four nights camping at Wild Side – Camp Imadene. Students are split into groups and participate in a wide range of outdoor education activities. These include but are not limited to: hiking, canoeing, caving, kayaking outdoor climbing/rappelling, cooking and evening group games. There is also an opportunity during this week for our Sr. Students to spend three days and two nights on a canoe trip on Cowichan Lake
2) The winter trip takes place in February, each grade participates in a different trip and will spend four days and three nights in their current grade cohort. Examples include but are not limited to:
(Grade 9) Students spend four days and three nights away at Our Eco-Village. Activities include but are not limited to: Indigenous land connection, hiking, gardening, craft making, food processing and farming.
(Grade 10) Students will spend four days and three nights at Cypress Mt. doing various winter activities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in: downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, shelter building and evening snow games.
(Grade 11) Students will spend four days and three nights in Tofino, B.C. Students will participate in surfing, environmental education on a local sustainable float house, whale watching, hot springs and local indigenous culture.
(Grade 12) Students will spend four days and three nights in Whistler, B.C. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities that include but are notlimited to: education on local indigenous culture, downhill skiing, hiking, snowboarding, tubing, biathlon, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
3) The spring trip will take place in May/June and is a four night, five day backpacking trip on either the Juan De Fuca/Cape Scott /Walk the Wild Side or West Coast Trail. Students will spend each day hiking, sleeping in tents and cooking/preparing food groups.
Students are split up into Jr. trails (Walk the Wild Side/JDF) and Sr. trails (Cape Scott/WCT) and are placed on trips that they can physically and mentally sustain. Physical fitness, experience, age, social connection and desire are all components that help to break down these groups.