Sample activities may include:
Hiking, Kayaking, Skating, Biking, Orienteering, Snowshoeing, Sailing, Survival skills, First Aid , Avalanche Training
The program is based at Rockridge Secondary School. Students from both West Vancouver Secondary School and Sentinel Secondary are transported via school bus to Rockridge Secondary.
Students participate in the school’s gymnasium, classroom, and surrounding areas. As well, for out-trips, transportation is provided to and from the activities. Students are picked up at each school site and then dismissal is usually back at Rockridge Secondary or from local locations.
Quote from past participant:
“Outdoor Connections opened up so many amazing new opportunities for me. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my school year than learning in the beautiful outdoors.” – Kat Seow
Program Cost: $2000 per year ($200 per month)
Cost includes: All activities for the year (includes program kit, all major equipment, most transportation, guides, some food, TTOC costs) as well as transportation to Rockridge from Sentinel and West Vancouver Secondary.
“The Outdoor Connections Program is one of the best things that has happened to me. It had a deep impact on my understanding of what I want to do in life, my desired career path in Outdoor Education, and my values and passions. I had a phenomenal time exploring British Columbia’s mountains and oceans with my outdoor family. From setting up camp on top of a snowy mountain ridge to pausing before lighting the beachside campfire in order to watch the sun as it sets behind the gulf islands, Outdoor Connections offered me a unique form of education through life-changing experiences.” – Hayden Roth