Small classes. Inspired learning.

Outdoor Education

oecEach year, our grades 5-8 students (and various high school students as well) have the opportunity to enjoy a four-day visit to our Outdoor Education Centre. Located on 135 acres of land near Gravenhurst, the property hosts a variety of habitats, including lakefront, field, stream, marshland, old growth forest and Canadian Shield. The cost of the trip is included in the annual tuition.

Our hands-on approach allows learning through education and recreation. Educational activities include vegetation identification, animal habitat study, geology/soil study and meteorological graphing, while recreational opportunities include cross-country skiing, orienteering, canoeing, native games, winter survival, campfires and night hikes. Our challenging low ropes course was supplemented in 2007 with the addition of an exciting high ropes course (thanks to the generosity of the Mentor/TEAM Parents’ Association). A 5000 square foot cabin hosts up to 40 students, and is staffed by two full-time outdoor education teachers and a chef.

Learn more about the Outdoor Education Centre!