Strathcona Park Lodge is the oldest outdoor education centre in Canada and remains a leader in the field.

Deciding who gets to climb next with the classic paper rock scissors

Deciding who gets to climb next with the classic paper rock scissors

Every year thousands of school aged children come to learn in our outdoor classroom. Our active, adventure packed programs foster positive learning experiences that teach children and groups outdoor and life skills. We offer three main types of outdoor education programs for youth: summer camps, school programs, and custom programs for youth groups. Choose from the descriptions below to find out more.

WYLD Summer Camps

WYLD summer camps are 1-2 week long adventure summer camps on Vancouver Island, Canada, where youths (ages 12 – 18) experience guided hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing, climbing and camping trips whilst making new friends.

Schools and Large Groups

Playing adventure 1 games while on the beach.

Playing adventure 1 games while on the beach.

Our interactive learning experiences challenge, inspire and enlighten students in a positive and exciting environment. Bonds are formed, minds are opened and the programs complement school curriculum.  In order to better prepare people for the Strathcona Park Lodge experience we have created a teacher/chaperone specific page and if you’re a student coming to hang out at SPL head on over to a page just for you.

Youth Groups

Hands on learning experiences in an outdoor classroom for all kinds of youth groups: ESL programs, incentive, community groups, clubs, scouts, tour operators, sports teams and more.