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Outdoor Education

A natural setting for growth

At Capernwray Harbour, we believe everyone has so much to learn, and so much to offer. We encourage our outdoor education guests to explore beyond their comfort zones to challenge body, mind and spirit through new experiences that impact perspective and encourage beneficial responses within real life contexts. Surrounded by Capernwray Harbour’s natural peace and beauty, participants explore our coastal environment with fun activities that encourage new friendships and build exciting new skills.

The Capernwray Harbour programmes are designed to give groups of all types an opportunity to grow into a functioning team through focus on:

  • Team Building
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Marine Biology
  • Forestry Studies

Who are they geared towards:

  • Academic Institutions
  • Youth Organizations
  • Professional Development

The Goal

Personal growth through the process of discovery and application.

In order to facilitate this process, the Outdoor Education team at Capernwray Harbour will provide full programming and qualified instruction, making use of a variety of innovative facilities and equipment. One of our objectives is to assist any group of willing individuals to gain a hands-on understanding of what it takes to recognize unity and develop the harmony required of a working/functioning team.

The Capernwray Harbour programmes are based on discovery and application (Its “Hands ON experiential learning!”) and intended to inspire personal growth.  We believe everyone has a lot to learn and a lot to offer.  The mind, body and spirit will be challenged. Individuals will be encouraged to step out of their “comfort zone” (in a safe environment) and to engage in experiences that will impact perspective and lend to productive/beneficial responses in real life contexts.  Participants will have a tonne of fun learning new things, making friends and soaking up the natural beauty and peaceful surroundings of Capernwray Harbour.

Capernwray Harbour will work together with your group to customize every aspect of the programme, taking into consideration your specific dynamics, goals, and needs.  Our programmes are built on timeless and relevant “life principles” focussing on community, teambuilding, communication, leadership, and problem solving (amongst other things!). These life principles directly apply to every context in life one might find themselves in (family, school, the workplace etc.) and benefits are immeasurable.” There is something for everyone!!

Outdoor Education Testimonials

As a teacher, I found the program excellent. The facilities, staff, food, program, and beauty of the surroundings contributed to a great week. We look forward to returning next year.

-  Jodi Warkentin,  Teacher, MEI

Thank you so very much for providing our students with such a rich and wonderful experience at your camp last week. The students learned much about working together, pushing their limitations and having fun times as well.

-  Bernadette & David Kotai,  Forest Park Elementary

The respect with which our students are treated, and the positive interactions they have with the staff, make them feel valued and ready for new challenges. It was the highlight of their elementary school experience.

-  Shannon Lake Elementary School