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.

Backpacking the Chilliwack River Valley October 24-26, 2019

A last minute change in plans due to cold weather and hungry bears resulted in students backpacking into Greendrop Lake, and then completing a day trip into Flora Lake, all in the Chilliwack River Valley. The weather was as unpredictable as the terrain, but smiles abounded as students experienced this diverse landscape. Highlights included students finding common ground in their respect for body odours, and students learning through the shock of cold water that animals eat protein bars that are left out for days. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Greendrop Hike and Swim June 7, 2019

The final Comm Rec trip of the year saw students complete a 12km round trip day hike to Greendrop Lake in the Chilliwack River Valley. While the weather was unpredictable, students learnt appreciation for the natural beauty that exists right at their doorstep, while at the same time learning trail travel, safety, and personal responsibility for the environment. The reward was taking in breathtaking views, and seeing the pristine waters of Greendrop! Comm Rec Extreme students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Sailing/Canoeing at Jericho Beach May 30, 2019

Another new addition to the Comm Rec calendar was this day trip to Jericho Sailing club at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. After a morning of canoeing around English Bay, students were instructed in the fine art of sailing, and then, in partners, guided through the winds of English Bay, learning to tack and jibe, and even recover from capsizing for the bravest of the group. For those that attended this was definitely an experience they won’t soon forget. Comm Rec Extreme students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

River Rafting/Kayaking May 16-17, 2019

The students on the Spring river trip also experienced a little rain, but since students were paddling on a river none of that mattered. On this trip students hiked Lindeman Lake, camped out at Chilliwack River Rafting Resort, were led on an exciting caving experience with Mr. Loewen, and experienced pristine water conditions as they rafted down the Chilliwack River. Comm Rec Extreme students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

A Taste of the Stein May 9-12, 2019

The second major hiking trip of the year saw students experience beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery as they hiked through the Stein River Valley. Highlights of the trip included connecting with the aboriginal history of the area, through pictographs which have lasted for thousands of years, and sleeping under a star-filled sky. Comm Rec Extreme students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

Wildplay High Ropes Course May 6, 2019

Another new addition to the Comm Rec calendar saw 20 students brave new heights while completing physical challenges on the Wildplay high ropes course. Highlights were definitely zip lining from the tree tops, and traversing rickety bridges with eyes closed. Comm Rec Extreme students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.