Outdoor Education

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.

Beyond The Classroom

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.

Picture of a teacher playing the guitar with students at a camping outdoor education activity
Picture of students in canoes on a lake
Picture of students at a camp site
Picture of students hiking
Picture of three students posing for a photo during a camping trip
Picture of a large group of students sitting on the grass at a camp activity
Picture of a student on a brig
Picture of a groud of students posing for a photo in front of a lake
Picture of a group of students posing for a photo on top of a mountain cliff