YMCA Outdoor Education brings learning to life as enthusiastic staff guide children through a hands-on learning experience, programmed to meet the BC curriculum. Our program is designed to get kids active and learning outdoors. With fresh air, open skies, and a diverse ecosystem, Forests for the World park is an ideal environment for exploration and discovery. We believe learning happens when you’re having fun. YMCA Outdoor Education creates meaningful group experiences fostering personal growth, skill development, and teamwork. Children will explore their classroom learnings through an interpretive hike and pond study, staff will guide children through team building activities and finish an interactive camp fire! We welcome elementary schools and other community and youth organizations during May and June.
Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes.
Participants benefit from:
- Structured activities including our discovery hike and marine pond study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
- Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
- Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activity, strategy, and teamwork.