From October 16-18, our entire faculty and student body headed to Ontario Pioneer Camp in Northern Ontario for three days of team-building activities, outdoor education, and leadership development. Our annual Camp Trip strengthens our community and helps students to feel confident and comfortable with their peers and their teachers.
This year, whether on high ropes courses, playing a quirky “diamond smugglers” game in the Camp Lodge, or roasting marshmallows over a campfire, students had a fun and fulfilling camp experience from beginning to end. They returned tired but glowing with pride from their accomplishments and achievements in the Canadian wilderness.
Twenty six of our students are currently working on the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (an internationally-renowned programme), and completed an extensive hike as part of their Award requirements. They also spent a chilly night in tents, while our other staff and students enjoyed heated cabins. This year’s “Duke of Ed” group was our biggest yet, faced the coldest weather yet, and was reportedly the most positive and team-oriented group to date. We are especially proud of their tremendous accomplishments and stellar attitudes.
Way to go, campers!