The primary aim of the program is to develop student abilities so that they may competently enter the outdoor education/guiding industry with the appropriate certification and experience. The program begins in the winter semester and culminates the following fall semester.

  • Wilderness navigation 
  • Winter survival skills 
  • Advanced backpacking 
  • Protection 
  • Stewardship 
  • Global environment awareness  
  • Wilderness first aid 
  • Avalanche skills training-leadership

Outdoor Pursuits 25 (ODPU25)

Prerequisite

An interest in outdoor activities with the willingness to spend multiple days and nights in the wilderness.  Grade 11 students have registration priority. However, if spots are available, grade 10 students may submit an application to the Outdoor Pursuits teacher for early admittance.

Course Content

Outdoor Pursuits 25 is a 7 credit course designed for students interested in exploring human powered outdoor activities. Students will gain wilderness experience and environmental awareness along with an opportunity for certification in Wilderness First Aid (24hrs) and Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (16hrs.) Students will have the chance to learn through experience as multiple multi-day trips and day excursions make up a significant portion of this course.

Outdoor Pursuits 35 (ODPU35)

Prerequisite

Outdoor Pursuits 25 (70% average over 5 modules)

Course Content

Outdoor Pursuits 35 is a 5 credit course designed for students to be involved in advanced wilderness skills developments wit the opportunity for practical leadership training and certification in Wilderness First Aid (40hr.) Guiding, technical and leadership skills along with global environmental awareness are the main focuses of this course.

Outdoor Pursuits

The primary aim of the program is to develop student abilities so that they may competently enter the outdoor education/guiding industry with the appropriate certification and experience. The program begins in the winter semester and culminates the following fall semester.

  • Wilderness navigation 
  • Winter survival skills 
  • Advanced backpacking 
  • Protection 
  • Stewardship 
  • Global environment awareness  
  • Wilderness first aid 
  • Avalanche skills training-leadership

Outdoor Pursuits 25 (ODPU25)

Prerequisite

An interest in outdoor activities with the willingness to spend multiple days and nights in the wilderness.  Grade 11 students have registration priority. However, if spots are available, grade 10 students may submit an application to the Outdoor Pursuits teacher for early admittance.

Course Content

Outdoor Pursuits 25 is a 7 credit course designed for students interested in exploring human powered outdoor activities. Students will gain wilderness experience and environmental awareness along with an opportunity for certification in Wilderness First Aid (24hrs) and Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (16hrs.) Students will have the chance to learn through experience as multiple multi-day trips and day excursions make up a significant portion of this course.

Outdoor Pursuits 35 (ODPU35)

Prerequisite

Outdoor Pursuits 25 (70% average over 5 modules)

Course Content

Outdoor Pursuits 35 is a 5 credit course designed for students to be involved in advanced wilderness skills developments wit the opportunity for practical leadership training and certification in Wilderness First Aid (40hr.) Guiding, technical and leadership skills along with global environmental awareness are the main focuses of this course.

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