Since 1969, the
Outdoor School (ODS) Program at Cheakamus Centre has provided experiential
environmental learning programs to thousands of students from North Vancouver
program for grade 4 and 6 students includes field studies, youth leadership
opportunities, outdoor recreation, and other direct experiences in nature
intended to instill in learners a sense of respect and appreciation for
the natural world. In addition, through cabin-living and participating in
daily chores, students learn skills and strategies to create and maintain
healthy relationships, recognize and appreciate diversity, and make positive
contributions to their community and environment.
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The ODS program is designed to support and enhance curriculum outcomes. Exploring the senses provides the conceptual focus for students in their first Outdoor School program in grade 4. In grade 6, a focus on systems provides the conceptual framework that ties together the different field studies that students experience during their four-day program. More information on the Outdoor School Program's curricular connections can be found on the NVSD44 Curriculum Hub.