Tag Archives: Staff at Play

Snow to Surf

We are well represented again at this years Snow to Surf.  We have 5 teams from the Lodge competing and countless SPL alumni on other teams. For all SPL staff and alumni lets meet between 3:30-4:00 at the bleachers for a group photo.

Some of the Lodgies competing in the 2013 Snow to Surf.

Some of the Lodgies competing in the 2013 Snow to Surf.

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stand up sea kayaking

The staff at play! Last fall a few of the staff went out to Surge Narrows off of Quadra Island and had a great time sea kayaking.

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top of the mountain

Put your name in one the registry books on top of the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park. It can be challenging, but it is worth it. This photo is courtesy of Amanda Goodhue.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”  John Muir

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The staff at Play!  We really love what we do and when we aren't sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures.  This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

The staff at Play! We really love what we do and when we aren’t sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures. This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

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This is Pat one of our staff members enjoying the great outdoor of Strathcona Provincial Park.

This is Pat, he’s one of our  guides/outdoor educators members the great outdoors of Strathcona Provincial Park.

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This was a particular fun day at Strathcona Park Lodge.  The staff decided to play pirates and treasures out on the lake with all sort of boats and water canons/buckets.  The team which ended up with the most treasure back on land won and I can't remember who who won as most people were laughing too hard.

This was a particular fun day at Strathcona Park Lodge. The staff decided to play pirates and treasures out on the lake with all sort of boats and water canons/buckets. The team which ended up with the most treasure back on land won and I can’t remember who who won as most people were laughing too hard.

Wildlife at Burman River

Staff have been enjoying the wonderful weather exploring all over Vancouver Island. A popular staff/school trip this year has been a visit to Burman River which has been busy with Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, Bears and more. This is a picture of the Salmon swimming up the Gold River on the start of a visit to the Burman River.

Amy and Richard bicycle across Canada!

Breen Trott

Breen Trott is a past Instructor at Strathcona Park Lodge and recently had a photo of him published in one of the best free magazines out there, “Kootenay Mountain Culture.”

Breen Trott is the one jumping off the huge cliff!

Staff at Play

On July 5th some of the staff members went on a hike into the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park and summit Mt. Septimus. On the first day they ascended to Cream Lake where they camped for the night. Early in the morning they took off to try and beat the snow melt and summit Mt. Septimus. Below are some photos of their trip. Feel free to stop by the office and talk to the friendly folks of Strathcona Park Lodge to check on the trail conditions, river levels and more.

Great view from the summit.

 

Anyone know the name of this mountain?

Making the way to the summit.

Scramble to the top.

Ask the staff how to get to this spot in Strathcona Provincial Park.

One of the Outdoor Instructors enjoying the view on the way to the summit.