Outdoor Adventure Academy


The Outdoor Adventure Academy at Frances Kelsey Senior Secondary School is open to students in grades 11 and 12. It will provide students with experiential education through participation in a variety of place-based outdoor activities. Students will gain outdoor skills, knowledge, health and wellness benefits, self-confidence, and lifetime memories as they safely work together and engage in an assortment of outdoor adventures. Program highlights include the following planned activities:

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Essential Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Cultural, Place Based, and Environmental Stewardship
  • Indigenous Canoeing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Survival and Adventure Skills
  • Local Hikes
  • Multi-day Backpacking Trip
  • Ocean Kayaking

Student Scheduling – The Outdoor Adventure Education Program at FKSS is a full year program and will account for 1 Block in student timetables (1 per semester = 2 blocks over the entire school year). Students will use the block to make up for other classes’ work missed when on out trips. Some activities such as SUP and Kayaking need to be done in smaller groups so ½ the class will participate on different days.  

Students will earn a total of 13 credits on completion of the program.

These will be:

  • Outdoor Education 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Discovering Self in Nature/BAA 11 or 12 (1 credit),
  • Introduction to Wilderness Survival/BAA 11 and 12 (4 credits each)
Program fees, to pay for gear, transportation, activity registrations, and guides, are $1, 100 per student.
We have an Instagram account with photos from our activities so far this year – @fkss_oaa