Established in 1969, Cheakamus Centre is an overnight field school and environmental studies facility located on 165 hectares (420 acres) of ecological reserve in Paradise Valley, Brackendale. This Centre is owned by the North Vancouver School District and offers a wide variety of experiential environmental and cultural programs to children and adults from the Sea to Sky corridor, lower mainland, and beyond. The flagship K-12 Outdoor School program includes field studies, youth leadership, outdoor recreation, and other direct experiences in nature intended to instill in learners a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. The Skw’une-was indigenous education program for Gr. 3 students is an immersive overnight experience based out of the centre’s traditional Coast Salish longhouse.
For more information visit the Cheakamus Centre website.