Kids Field School Spring Break Course 2022 

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Galiano Island Field School Spring Break Course

Tentative Date: March 21-26, 2022

Sunday Drop off time @ 4:00pm from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Sturdies Bay, Galiano Island 

Friday Pick up time @ 1:00pm at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. 

 Ages: 7 to 12 (Co-ed)
 Early Bird Rate: $859.00 CDN plus 5% tax (before February 15, 2021)
 Regular Rate: $1059.00 CDN plus 5% tax 
Deposit: $150.00 (required to secure registration).

 Includes: Pre-course check-in, online registration and payment, 24/7 supervision/support/instruction, transportation (ferry and shuttle), tent accommodation (they’ll be warm), meals, group camping gear, climate leadership certificates and more.

 Location: Millard Learning Galiano Island (Fireside HomePlace).

Following Outdoor Council of Canada’s School Age COVID-19 principles and best practices, Vancouver Outdoor School 2021 environmental kids spring break course brings a diverse group of learners aged 7 – 12 together to participate in an outdoor, environmental leadership camp experience. Located at Fireside’s “HomePlace” (Millard Learning Centre) on Galiano Island, we are offer a perfect place for kids to get outside to learn, explore, connect and play while enjoying HomePlace’s abundance of trails, shorelines and forests.

At VOS, we are always working towards creating more opportunities for learners to develop their leadership potential, participate in relevant environmental-based learning, and connect with the incredible gifts of B.C.’s natural wonders.

Our five introductory field school pillars are climate change education, biodiversity, renewable energy, Indigenous peoples perspectives and outdoor skill training.

Climate Change Education Kids Field School Spring Break Course 2021 is experiential, integrating place-based learning to promote physical and emotional development, teamwork, equality, solidarity, and respect for the land and waters.  

Highlights of our spring break course include:

  • Multiple experiential and environmental workshop modules

  • Outdoor skills (fire building, shelters, orienteering, and geo-caching)
  • Bike touring Galiano Island

  • The Reincarnation of Bob Ross – a fun painting workshop

  • Island gourmet cooking lessons

  • Photography and parkour lessons
  • 100% fresh air and unplugged experience
  • Fun activities (bracelet making, campfires, smores, improv.)

  • Evening activities (karaoke challenge, movie night, board games and “ooh la la” spa).

  • Six days of fresh air immersed in nature.

“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling .”

– Shanti

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Attention Parents/Guardians:

We understand the importance of getting young learner’s involved in an experience that is screen-free, engaging, fun, COVID responsible and away from home. Get your learner connecting with others, building new friendships, learning about their leadership potential, and having the ultimate overnight field school experience.

Our activities bring learners closer to nature in a way that is both healthy and respectful to the environment. Safety is at the core of all outdoor led activities, we understand that a safe and inclusive environment is one of the key elements for our learners to enjoy a truly positive experience. To ensure this standard, we have a team of qualified instructors, with extensive experience and continuous training to ensure the needs of our learners are met and/or exceeded.

Other resources:

For more information about our COVID-19 Guidelines, please click hereVOS Covid-19 Guidelines.

Day Program Guidelines:

To ensure the most up-to-date COVID-19 health and safety practices, we follow the 2021 BC Outdoor Sector Led Outdoor Activity COVID-19 Guidelines.

We also follow the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings.

Overnight Trip Guidelines:

For our limited overnight programs, we follow the 2021 BC Outdoor Sector Wilderness Backcountry COVID-19 Guidelines.