Outdoor Education

An Integral Part of the Aspengrove Curriculum for Students in Grades 4-11

The aim of the AGS Outdoor Education program is to provide a safe, balanced environment beyond the classroom where students learn about themselves and the world around them, one adventure at a time.

Outdoor Education is an integral part of an Aspengrove education. It is embedded in our program and allows students and their teachers to learn together while building on community. The progressive approach to the program provides students in Grades 4-11 a variety of opportunities to develop a wide range of outdoor skills, participate in age-appropriate outdoor activities, build leadership, teamwork, perseverance and goal-setting, while learning to respect, appreciate and care for the environment.

The Outdoor Education program also delivers an avenue for students, 14 and older, to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey.

Grade 11 Students spend a week doing original scientific research at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Research Centre.

Grade 5 students spent three days at Camp Imadene near Lake Cowichan engaged in a variety of outdoor activities including this fun challenge course.

Grade 6&7 students visited the Tribune Bay Education Centre on Hornby Island for four days doing a series of challenging activities from paddle boarding to high ropes courses.