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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.


  • “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

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