Outdoor Education

The SJS Outdoor Education Program offers all students at St. John’s School the opportunity to explore the ocean, mountains and forests of British Columbia. Through field trips, class experiments and projects, along with grade specific outdoor education adventures, our students gain a greater appreciation for their local natural environment while also developing their leadership and team building skills. 

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  • Kindergarten: Forest Fridays

    Students spend one Friday of every month exploring the natural beauty of our local landscape. Pacific Spirit Park, where Forest Fridays takes place, offers a special opportunity for students to learn in an outdoor classroom and connect more meaningfully with nature.   
  • Grade 1: Camp Jubilee

    Grade 1 students spend a full day exploring all of the outdoor activities of Camp Jubilee. Located a short boat ride from Deep Cove, the Jubilee Outdoor School Programs are about exposing students to nature and outdoor activities in a way that is safe, informative, and exciting. 
  • Grade 2: Camp Jubilee

    Building upon their Grade 1 experience, our Grade 2 students return to Camp Jubilee for their first overnight. Each child will have the opportunity to try out new outdoor skills; from canoeing and beach exploration to rock climbing, archery and so much more. 
  • Grade 3: Camp Cheakamus

    Our Grade 3 students spend one night in at Camp Cheakamus, located just outside of Squamish. Activities include an introduction to farm life, bird watching and visiting the salmon hatchery.
  • Grade 4-5: Loon Lake

    Our Grade 4 and 5 students spend two nights at the UBC Forestry Reserve in Maple Ridge. Activities include canoeing, archery, orienteering, ropes course and survival skills.
  • Grades 6-7: Camp Squeah

    The Grade 6 students spend three nights at Camp Squeah, located in Hope, BC. This incredible outdoor education centre offers a large variety of activities to augment learning and support team-building. Some activities might include, ropes courses, archery, aquaponics, nature lore, hiking and much more.
  • Grade 8: Strathcona

    Our Grade 8 students spend three nights immersed in nature while they expand their outdoor education skills in canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock-climbing and nature studies.
  • Grade 9: Strathcona

    The Grade 9 students spend three nights at Strathcona Park Lodge.  In addition, to hiking, water activities and nature explorations, students go on a supervised one night camp-out, where they are given the opportunity to try a variety of survival skills. Students can also use this outdoor experience towards their Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • Grade 10: Bamfield

    Our Grade 10 students travel to Bamfield for three nights, where they enjoy hiking, fishing, cooking, team building exercises and science experiments.
"These fun, eventful trips can really benefit the students. We get to know our peers and teachers, forming better bonds in class. This makes everyday classes much more enjoyable, with many amazing memories to share with classmates."
Isla B., Grade 8