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Adventure Program

The Adventure Program strives to bring students into natural environments so that they can begin to familiarize themselves with their local landscapes. During the program they will learn how to tread safely and interact mindfully in the forest. As they play and engage in camp crafting tasks, they will begin to see the outdoor environment as part of themselves.
Programs can be delivered in French.

 

Eaglets (Ages 4-6)

The Eaglets may be the smallest of the bunch but they are bound for the greatest adventures! They will explore the forests, track local wildlife, build the best forts and shelters, and learn to identify local wild edibles. Through much play, the Eaglets will begin to develop a greater sense of their natural environment. Survival skills, singing, storytelling, arts & crafts, naturalist skills and community building with parents and younger siblings are all key components of this program.

Content includes:

  • Storytelling, games and songs

  • Adventures, wandering, and tracking wildlife (following animals to learn about their lives!)

  • Wild edibles, medicinals, and hazard plants (identification and uses)

  • Stewardship education

  • Wilderness Awareness

  • Introduction to various wilderness skills

  • and more!

Length of program : 6 x 3 hr sessions

 

Ravens (Ages 7-9)

There are three main objectives in this course: to develop a greater appreciation of the natural world, to build greater team/ class cohesion and enhance wilderness skills. As the students participate in fun and engaging outdoor experiences we aim to foster greater independence, confidence, leadership skills, and friendships. When children step-away from their usual environment and are given practical outdoor challenges in a more natural setting, they come away with greater confidence, competence, and self-efficacy. The skills and experiences that the students gain can be integrated into the wider world and help them to become more engaged in their local and global community.

Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach to education [place-based learning] increases academic achievement, helps students develop stronger ties to their community, enhances students’ appreciation for the natural world, and creates a heightened commitment to serving as active contributing citizens. (David Sobel)

Content may include, but is certainly not limited to:


  • Introductory Game, storytelling and songs

  • Tarp Shelter Building

  • Campfire Etiquette: safety Concerns and fire construction

  • Wilderness Awareness

  • Outdoor Cooking

  • Stewardship education

  • Journaling, reading assignments, research and home projects

  • Adventures, wandering, and tracking wildlife (following animals to learn about their lives!)

  • Wild edibles, medicinals, and hazard plants (identification and uses)

  • Much more!


Length of program : 6 x 3 hr morning sessions

Cost: Contact for details.

 

Osprey

There are three main objectives in this course: to develop a greater appreciation of the natural world, to build greater team/ class cohesion and enhance wilderness skills. The Osprey program builds on the Raven program and will be adapted according to the students' experience. As the students participate in fun and engaging outdoor experiences we aim to foster greater independence, confidence, leadership skills, and friendships. When children step-away from their usual environment and are given practical outdoor challenges in a more natural setting , they come away with greater confidence, competence, and self-efficacy. The skills and experiences that the students gain can be integrated into the wider world and help them to become more engaged in their local and global community. The program will culminate in a one-night overnight.

Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach to education [place-based learning] increases academic achievement, helps students develop stronger ties to their community, enhances students’ appreciation for the natural world, and creates a heightened commitment to serving as active contributing citizens. (David Sobel)

Content may include, but is certainly not limited to:


  • Introductory Game, storytelling and songs

  • Tarp Shelter Building

  • Campfire Etiquette: safety Concerns and fire construction

  • Wilderness Awareness

  • Outdoor Cooking

  • Stewardship education

  • Journaling, reading assignments, research and home projects

  • Adventures, wandering, and tracking wildlife (following animals to learn about their lives!)

  • Wild edibles, medicinals, and hazard plants (identification and uses)

  • Overnight Campout

  • Much more!


Length of program : 5 x 3 hr morning sessions & 1 x 24 hr session (campout)