English and Outdoor Education (OE)2 Credit Program
THE GREAT ROMANCE BETWEEN ENGLISH AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Due to COVID-19 we will not be operating in the summer of 2020
Dates for 2021 coming soon
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THE STORY OF THEIR UNION
In a recent event that shocked our community, OE got down on one knee and proposed marriage to summer English curriculum. This was a humble move, for English has become the more popular of the two in summertime.
“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” OE was recently quoted in the Palmer Rapids Tribune.
English was dubious at first.
“Why should I bother with an OE has-been who is obsessed with rivers and campfires-by-waterfalls?”
OE summoned its bug-bitten attempt at eloquence,
“Students will earn two credits in twenty-four days. I get that it’s no cake walk. It will be busy, busy and more busy. Yet there will be outrageous sunsets for poetry, novel-reading, whitewater, speeches to your peers and hiking to valley lookouts. Kids will be stars in their own nature documentaries.”
English, obsessed with its own high standards, looked doubtful.
“I need no boost in my popularity,” English said with a swagger.
So, the relentless OE pressed on with more details,
“Each day of the program will have one main focus – either OE or English, but we’ll never miss an opportunity to mix the two. A day of fishing offers a great chance to develop your storytelling skills. Having a hard time writing your descriptive poetry? A quick flight on our 50-foot swing might get the creativite juices flowing!”
Surprisingly, English softened. It couldn’t resist the sublimity of the concept.
And so their union was born.
What Two Credits Can Be Earned?
Students can earn a combination of 2 credits. One from our catalogue of Outdoor Education courses and a second at any level of Compulsory English:
ONE OUTDOOR EDUCATION / LEADERSHIP CREDIT
- Recreation Leadership PLF4M (qualifies for University Admissions), or
- Leadership and Peer Support (Grade 11), or
- Outdoor Education at all grade levels
+ PLUS +
ONE ENGLISH CREDIT
- Any level from Grade 9 Applied to Grade 12 University
Q: Where do we live? Are we staying in tents the whole time?
The other half of the trip you stay in lodges that are way nicer than a regular summer camp “cabin”. They are modern facilities with all the amenities of home, just a lot bigger. You’ll be sharing a room with 3 or 4 other students.
English is a little different
Q: What about food? Do we cook?
Thank you for helping R become a more self-assured, successful teenager!