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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education


Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education at Westmount school is comprised of four different strands of outdoor learning available to our students.  They are... 

1. Outdoor Adventures - •Grade 4-6 Introductory “Spark” Option

  • One morning within the regular 6 day cycle 
  • includes Half day – full day – overnight trips

2. Outdoor Experiences - outdoor opportunitities through your child's PE program

       Grade 3-6 PE Program

  • Outdoor Games, Snow shoeing/XC skiing – day hikes, 6 – lake/pool kayaking, 5/6 outdoor camp

        Grade 7-9 PE Option

  • 2/3 week units
  • on/off campus learning + 1-2 day trips/unit
  • Camping/hiking skills I/II, mountain biking I/II, kayaking/first aid, cross country skiing/snowshoeing, geocaching/orienteering

3. Outdoor Leadership - a Junior High Option Class

  • Grade 7-9 Option, 10-12 days off campus learning per term working towards multi day/night trips.
  • Day Hiking, Backpacking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking – hostel based or ACC hut trips
  • Stewardship days

4.  Hunter Education-  a Junior High Option Class

        Grade 7-9 Option

  • Students develop skills in archery, fishing, rifle-marksmanship, day hiking, species identification, etc.

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