OUTDOOR SCHOOL PROGRAM

Our outdoor school program is offered during the fall, winter and spring.  This three-day ALL EXPENSES PAID outdoor school program is offered to all Grade 6 classes in BC School Districts #27, #28 and #74.  We also invite First Nation Band Schools, home school associations and private schools to apply.  The form of education that we teach is one that you can never get in a regular classroom.  The level of engagement with the kids is huge!  They are having so much fun, that they forget they are learning.  Participating students regularly say that their Gavin trip was the highlight of their school year.   

Spring & Fall Modules Include:

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • The Perfect Stream (trout habitat)

  • Species at Risk in the Cariboo

  • Orienteering

  • Forestry Discovery Trail

Winter Modules Include:

  • Forest Discovery Trail/snow shoes

  • Snow science

  • Animal tracking/x-country skiing

Our school program couldn't be run without the help of volunteers.  There are three types of volunteers that assist with our outdoor school program:

  • Parent chaperones ~ help with leading study groups from module to module, supervising chose groups and supervising free time activities.

  • Classroom teachers ~ responsible for the overall supervision and behavior of their class. 

  • Registered members of the ABCFP or Registered Forest Professionals or Registered Professional Biologist ~ teach our Forest Discovery trail module on a volunteer basis.

Not sure what to pack?  Here is a list of recommended items to bring to Gavin Lake.

WHAT KIDS SAY

  • “I can't wait to come back"

  • "Mom wants to move in"

  • "I don't want to leave."

  • "Hey guys, the things up in the sky are stars."

  • "I don't want to go home, I had so much fun."

 

—  As per the questionnaires that the students fill out

DIRECTIONS:

From the South
Turn east (right) at 150 Mile House onto the Likely Road (150 Mile House is 14 km south-east of Williams Lake on Highway 97).  After 4 km, turn left onto the Likely Road where it forks with the Horsefly Road and follow it for 44 km.  The Gavin Lake Road is on the right and is marked by the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre and UBC/Alex Fraser Research Forest signs.

From the North

Turn east off of Highway 97 at McLeese Lake (approximately 45 km north of Williams Lake) onto Beaver Lake Road, and continue for 3.3 km. Turn right onto the gravel portion of Beaver Lake Road. Follow this route until it meets the Likely Road (approximately 35 km). Turn north (left) and drive for 6.7 km on the Gavin Lake Road.

CONTACT:

Mike Tudor - Camp manager

Email: mtudor@xplornet.com

Telephone: 604-629-9859

 

The Gavin Lake Camp is situated on the traditional territory of the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw.