The Explorer Program is a full day school program offered in the spring and fall, suitable for grades K through 8. It is facilitated by two professional outdoor educators.
This nature based program is built on games and activities that invite participants to see with fresh eyes and to spark curiosity of the natural world. Through seasonally appropriate skills such as plant identification, fire building, sensory awareness activities, shelters and knots, participants will learn to be at ease in our wilderness and develop a sense of belonging and connection.
This full day program costs $400, but is subsidized by CLWS and offered to SD71 classes for $100 per class. Our coordinator emails all SD71 school administrators before fall and spring programs . Interested classes are chosen via a lottery (preference being given to groups who have not attended before). If you are a teacher and have not been informed of this program, please contact CLWS at to ensure you receive the information.
Overnight camping (without facilitators) is also available to classes in May, June and September at $100/night for Group Site B or 15% off regular campsites. Some classes choose to camp overnight before meeting their instructors in the morning for their program.