Selkirk students enjoy winter camp

Outdoor Careers and Work Experience students learn survival skills

Selkirk’s Outdoor Careers and Work Experience students took part in their first outdoor camp of the semester last week

Selkirk’s Outdoor Careers and Work Experience students took part in their first outdoor camp of the semester last week

Selkirk’s Outdoor Careers and Work Experience students kicked off the new semester with some fun and winter survival skill experience.

“Last week we enjoyed our first winter camp” says teacher Jenn Meens, “and the first camping experience ever for several of the students”.

Students hauled their gear in by backpack or pulling a sled and had the choice of sleeping in a heated wall tent, tarp and snow shelter, or quinzee.  They enjoyed designing their own kitchen, and cooking outside for the first time this year.

“I was impressed by the shelter and kitchen designs, great meals the students made, and the demonstration of leadership skills and the supportive nature of all the students that took part.”

The Outdoors program will be heading out on our second winter trip in March.  This is an introduction to ski touring and the Alpine Club of Canada, as we are planning to head into Yoho National Park’s Lake O’Hara and Elizabeth Parker Hut.  The second part of this program is students doing volunteer work placements in Outdoor related fields.

 

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