Outdoor Education

Leahurst College students swimming
Leahurst College students in a canoe
Leahurst College Students Hiking
Leahurst College students shoeshoeing
Leahurst College Students sailing
Leahurst College kayaking

Some lessons just cannot be taught in the classroom. Leahurst College begins every school year with a week of outdoor education. The student body spends this time at a camp where they will learn to work together, play together, develop a strong sense of self and of what it means to be a team. In keeping with our objective of providing our students with a broadly-based and well-rounded education, when possible, day outings will be incorporated into the program.

Throughout the year students participate in outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rowing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, igloo-building, hiking, mountain biking, and many more. Some of these will take place through our physical education classes while others will be a part of our enrichment activities. 

In the spring, students participate in a 5-day camping trip. They canoe, portage, build fires, and cook their own meals. There is nothing like camping in a tent under the stars to bring a group together.