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Outdoor Education: Learning to Build a Connection with Nature

Our outdoor education program blurs the line between learning and building a connection with nature

Fun Outdoor Activities for Spring Break

Mr. Jamie Pope highlights fun activities to enjoy outdoors during Spring Break

Grade 10 Students Sail Aboard the Pacific Swift (VIDEO)

Climb aboard the Pacific Swift with Grade 10 students who are learning outside the classroom! Watch them talk about their outdoor ed sailing experience

Grade 6s Head to Camp Thunderbird for Outdoor Education Trip

Grade 6 students Damon and Michael write about their fun outdoor education trip to Camp Thunderbird

Digital Detox: Why Students Need to Unplug and Go Outdoors

"When we can do a five-day outdoor education trip and build in time away from technology, we're seeing that it’s really valuable for students."

Grade 9 Outdoor Trips are a “Challenging” Way to Push Yourself

Last week, all of our Grade 9 students headed out to various corners of the province to participate in outdoor trips that pushed them out...

Grade 5 Students Connect History and Outdoor Education

Last Thursday, our Grade 5 students went to Mount Doug Park to learn more about First Nations people. Taking them to Mount Doug was...

Grade 6 Outdoor Ed Trips Underscore Inclusiveness and Risk-Taking

To start the year on the right foot for our new Middle School students, we sent our Grade 6 classes on Outdoor Education experiences...
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Middle School Explorers Set Out For Weekend Camp Experience

by Matthew, Grade 8 I love cities. I admire places such as Hong Kong and New York for their pace, skyscrapers and for how urban...
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Exploratory Camping Trip Leaves Lifelong Memories

by Zyoji Jackson, Middle School teacher “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare. While I cannot assume exactly what Mr. Shakespeare had in...
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Outdoor Trips

Thinking of our Grade 10 students this week, away on their Outdoor Program trips, both I and they are pleased that they are encountering...
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A Report from the Slopes

by Jamison and Sam, Grade 8 The Grade 8 ski trip was a great opportunity for new and experienced boarders/skiers to hit the hills, while...
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Best Coast Living: Surf. Bike. Home by Dinner.

Video by Zyoji Jackson, Middle School Teacher, Senior Houseparent Music: Dirt (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 3.0 One of the great advantages to living in Victoria is the...
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And the Winner Is…

This year, we put our second annual Outdoor Education Photo Contest online and let everyone vote on the strongest photos. Thanks to everyone who...
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Outdoor Education Climbers Not Repelled by Long Trip

by Vivian Lam, Grade 11 For our out-trip, we (a group of 19 kids including the Grade 12 leaders) went to Penticton to rock climb. Photo...
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All Hands on Deck for Outdoor Education Trips

As we are in the heart of outdoor education trips (a.k.a "out-trips") season here at SMUS, we thought we'd publish one of our favourite...
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Students Get a Taste of Nature at Camp Pringle

by Sara Ritchie The Grade 4 and 5 students challenged themselves in a number of outdoor activities this week at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake....
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SMUS Sailors Ahoy!

Photos by Richard DeMerchant by Sena, Grade 8 The SALTS trip was an extraordinary experience! During the Spring Break, a group of approximately 25 Grade 7...
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Outdoor Education Offers Beaver Tails and Snow Flurries

by Mike Danskin '98, coaching intern and house parent 5:15 am comes early on a Saturday morning. There were plenty of pillows stuffed under arms...
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Student Photographers Capture Outdoor Adventures

There was a time on outdoor education trips that you didn't have to worry about how you looked because everyone else who hadn't showered...
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Teamwork Training at Camp Pringle

by Sara Ritchie, teacher This week, students in Grades 4 and 5 spent an exciting day at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake. With a focus...
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Junior Students Learn Teamwork Outdoors

The Grade 4 classes spent a beautiful day at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake developing teamwork skills and trying new activities. Students challenged themselves...

Outdoor Adventures: Rock Climbing

by Bairavi Murugakumar, Grade 11 Some of the best memories of the year are from outdoor trips. This year I went rock climbing in Penticton....

Grade 11 Students Hit the Outdoors

by Meredith Witoski, Grade 12 trip leader On Wednesday, September 29th at 7:45 am, I boarded a school bus with my Island Sampler Grade 11...

Grade 6 Students Go Outdoors

by Mattia, Grade 6 On September 27th, 2010, all Grade 6 students went to Metchosin Wilderness Camp. In one day at the camp we did...
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Outdoors

One of the experiences our graduating students look back on most fondly is the outdoor program. Right now it is outdoor program season for...

Students Explore the Outdoors

Each year, our students have opportunities to go out into the great outdoors, with activities from scuba-diving to skiing. The annual outdoor education trips offer...

Leaders Explore the Outdoors

Each year, our students get to explore all the activities that Vancouver Island’s water and wilderness have to offer. The outdoor education trips are...

Leading Students Outdoors

During next weekend’s mid-term break, students in the Outdoor Leadership programme will embark on a trip to Manning Park, where they will endure tough...

It's Ski Season at SMUS

Boarding students hit the slopes last weekend for a two-day ski and snowboard trip to Vancouver Island’s Mt. Washington. Located in the Comox Valley,...

SMUS Students Traverse Air, Land and Sea

Last week, the Grade 10 students ventured out of the classroom and took part in some of the many adventure opportunities Vancouver Island has...

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