Field School Program

An Outdoor and Environmental Education Experience

Field School programs are about engaging learners in fun and meaningful ways that foster a greater understanding of themselves, others and the natural world.


  • Students in grades 3 and up
  • Spring, fall and select winter dates
  • Day and overnight programs
  • Open to all school districts, youth groups, church groups, sports teams, etc.
  • Groups of 25 - 100

Program Areas:

  • Outdoor Environmental Learning
  • Outdoor Skills and Recreation Activities
  • Community, Team Building and Leadership

Field School offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in educational experiences that are inspired by nature. Utilizing the Centre’s 165 ha ecological reserve, these experiences take place in an extensive network of trails, ancient forests, spawning channels, ponds, a teaching hatchery and working farm. Visiting groups have choice when it comes to activities, which includes a range of seasonal field studies, outdoor skills, outdoor recreation, leadership, team building and evening programs. With input from visiting teachers, Cheakamus Centre staff will design a hands-on program that creates a memorable outdoor learning experience for students and staff alike.

Designed around 5 Guiding Principles, our curriculum-based programs seek to connect students to themes of Place, Inquiry, Community, Personal Connections and First Peoples’ Perspectives.

Through cabin-living, communal meals and building connections with peers, Cheakamus programs aim to develop a sense of community amongst groups. Cheakamus staff focus on inclusion and ensuring that everyone feels welcome and supported throughout our programs.

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