School Programs

 

Canoeing

Using 16’ tandem canoes or large 26’ to 29’ voyageur canoes, students are instructed in water safety, use of equipment and canoe strokes in this fun, informative program.  An exploration of the local shoreline concludes each session.  

Voyageur Canoe Trips

We offer half- to multi-day canoe trips using large, stable 26' to 29' voyageur canoes.  Trips look at the cultural and natural history of the Okanagan.  Popular trips include Vaseux Lake, McCulloch Lake and various trips on Lake Okanagan. 

Wilderness Survival Skills

Learn the survival priorities you will need in an emergency and work on mastering skills such as fire-making and shelter-building through this hands-on program.  Customized for the season.

 Navigation

Map and compass skills are an essential skill base for becoming more at home in the outdoors.  We have a variety of navigational games, activities and hikes customized to different age groups.

Aquatic Explorations

Explore the watery world of a pond to discover the community of creatures and plants living there.

Okanagan Survivor Challenge

A team-building program that examines how groups and individuals can develop the interpersonal skills to work effectively together through a series of outdoor challenges.

Living History - Voyageurs and the Fur Trade

Learn some of the skills, pasttimes and history of the rugged men who traveled and explored this vast land by foot and by canoe - the voyageurs.

Discovery Hike

A variety of activities designed to enhance awareness and appreciation for the natural world.  How observant are you?

Animal Survival Game

This role-playing game provides numerous insights into the lives of some of our local animals and is a fun and physically active way to create awareness of wildlife.

Nature Photography

Elements of photo-taking and composition are taught to help students learn to photograph the natural beauty around them.

Snowshoeing

Boldly go into the country of the deep snow on a pair of snowshoes!  Enjoy a hike into some spectacular winter scenery and have fun learning about the history, construction and the nuts and bolts of snowshoe technique while playing some games along the way.  Snowshoeing also provides a great medium to pursue many of the other winter activities listed below.

 
Snowshoe Discovery Hike
This snowshoe hike, designed especially for younger children, involves a variety of activities intended to enhance awareness and appreciation for the natural world.  How observant are you?  Come and see.

 

Animal Tracking

Find out the who, what, where, when and why of the trails left behind by winter's otherwise invisible creatures.  Learn how to recognize the tracks of more familiar animals and how to identify the more puzzling footprints through track classification. 

Animal Survival Game

This role-playing game provides numerous insights into the lives of some of our local animals and is a fun and physically active way to create awareness of wildlife. 

Inuit Games

Fun, fitness, the building of friendships and free trade are the focus of these games devloped by the Inuit people.  Come and participate in 3 varieties of games that are a part of our Canadian heritage. 

 

Programs above can be combined for a single experience.  We can also offer outdoor team-building challenges and cookouts as a part of the program.  Contact us for itineraries and pricing. 

 

"My kids had a BLAST. Your field trip was by far one of the best ones I have ever been to. The preperation and knowledge you all had was amazing. The children really enjoyed themselves and are still talking about it! Thank you again so much. You will hear from me next year!" 
Christine Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher, School District No. 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Bowen,
Jun 5, 2013, 5:56 PM
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