Fishing March 10, 2020

For the first time in program history students voted to include a fishing trip as part of the Extreme Outdoor Education calendar. This choice was well rewarded as students spent the day at the Fraser Valley Fish Hatchery learning about fish identification, how to set up their lures, and how to cast. Almost everyone was able to land a fish, and Anhad’s excitement during his first ever fishing experience will be remembered for a long time. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Skiing/Snowboard Trip 3-Mount Seymour March 12, 2020

While the cancellation of the much anticipated weekend ski/snowboard trip probably left a lot of people feeling out in the cold, the second trip to Mount Seymour was a memorable success. As what likely will be, due to the Coronovirus, the last Extreme trip of this school year, students got to get outside and experience the fresh mountain air one last time. Spring skiing conditions proved for fast runs, and students spent the day carving up the empty slopes as they looked forward to their impending spring break! Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Skiing/Snowboard Trip 1-Mount Seymour March 5, 2020

I realize that this is actually the second ski/snowboard trip of the year but it gets the honor of being number 1 since it was actually a reschedule of a December trip. A mudslide sent shockwaves through the Extreme Outdoor Education program as trips to Sasquatch were cancelled for the rest of the year. However, when Extreme Outdoor Education encounters an obstacle, like the mighty river it finds a way. When one door closes, a window opens, and the first ski/snowboard trip to Mount Seymour went great with a little fog, a lot of International students, and great snow conditions. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Cross Country Skiing-Cypress Mountain February 21, 2020

A brand new trip this year on the Extreme Outdoor Ed calendar was this cross country ski trip to Cypress Mountain. Students learnt classic cross country skiing technique, as well as how to safely navigate up and down the trails. Highlights included taking a wrong turn and ending up on a black diamond rated trail, and learning that cross country skis, though similar to regular skis, offer a whole new challenge and world of possibilities. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Leadership Snowshoeing/Tubing-Mt. Seymour January 17, 2020

The Snowshoe/tubing trip this year took on a different look as for the first time ever Mouat students were joined by Chief Dan George and Howe Middle students. Members of the Mouat Outdoor Education program spent the day leading small groups, and sharing their experiences in the program. Overall the trip was a smashing success, as Moua leaders lived up to the challenge presented to them. Students spent the morning experiencing snowshoeing on the Mt. Seymour trails, completing challenges in their small groups. The afternoon was spent bombing down tube runs in pristine conditions! Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below. Leaders please discuss the experience. What did you learn? What could be done differently next time?

Rockclimbing-Project Climbing Centre November 26, 2019

This trip rocked! Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Students challenged themselves on various routes at Project Climbing Center, learned some basic belaying techniques, and learnt climbing techniques from certified instructors. Highlights included Nathanael Coleman showing his dexterity while nimbly flying up the wall, and grade 9 Extreme student, Ethan Black, performing a lead climb while showing that gravity doesn’t matter to him. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Wildplay High Ropes Course November 14, 2019

A definite highlight of the Extreme Outdoor Education calendar is this trip to Wildplay in Maple Ridge. Students were challenged to brave new heights while completing physical challenges on a high ropes course. Highlights included zip lining from the tree tops, traversing rickety bridges, and several students taking the challenge to the next level by completing the Extreme course 40 feet in the air. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

River Rafting/Kayaking Nov 7-8, 2019

The students on the Fall river trip experienced the best weather the river trip has seen in recent memory. On this trip students hiked Lindeman Lake, camped out at Chilliwack River Rafting Resort, were led on an exciting caving experience by Mr. Rahe, and experienced pristine water conditions as they rafted down the Chilliwack River. Highlights included the polar bear swim at Lindemann Lake, crawling in a cave for over 10 minutes, and some epic hits through the Tamihi Rapids. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Paintballing-Millionaire Paintball November 5, 7 2019

Some use brushes, some rollers, but in Outdoor Education we create our art with paintball guns! Over 30 international students descended on Miilionaire Paintball in Abbotsford to experience the thrilling sport of paintball. Some left with victories, some left with bruises, but all left with lasting memories. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.