Experiential & Outdoor Education Trips
Week Without Walls (WWOW)
At Meadowridge, our MYP students start the year off a little differently than at most schools. It’s a little difference that makes a big difference, and it’s something that our students and teachers look forward to every year: Meadowridge’s Week Without Walls (WWOW).
The WWOW trips continue to be one of the most memorable events of the year, and for good reason:
They Build Community
Teachers and students – both new and returning – have a great opportunity to get to know each other outside the academic confines of school.
They Encourage Adventure & Risk-Taking
Students take part in a variety of novel and challenging activities that provide an opportunity for success and growth.
They Satisfy the Duke of Edinburgh’s Outdoor Component
In grades 9 and 10, students complete the outdoor component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award Program (Bronze and Silver).
They Get Students Living In & Learning In the Outdoors
Students learn through living; they learn to cook for themselves, to canoe, to pitch a tent… they learn skills which cannot be taught in a class
Our Week Without Walls Trips
Three Day, Two Night Adventure at Camp Potlatch (Squamish, BC)
The Camp Potlatch experience is focused on stretching students’ comfort zones and getting them connected with their peers. Students take part in a variety of adventure activities, including high rope, mountain biking, and camping in the wilderness.
Four Day, Three Night Outdoor Challenge at Rockridge (Princeton, BC)
The Rockridge trip is focused on pushing students to take risks and build new connections with their peers. Students are provided with an appropriate level of independence and supervision as they tackle a range of challenging activities, including swimming, paddling, hiking… and the blob!
Four Day, Three Night Outdoor Leadership Challenge at Rockridge (Princeton, BC)
With Grade 7 behind them, our Grade 8 learners embark on the same Rockridge trip as the year prior; this time, with a focus on leadership development and preparation for a challenging outdoor adventure. Students participate in a variety of their favourite activities while leading their Grade 7 peers. Students also partake in an overnight tenting experience.
Three Day, Two Night Canoeing & Camping Experience at Alouette Lake (Maple Ridge, BC)
Students head off on a padding adventure, canoeing around Alouette Lake in a Voyageur Canoe. Once they reach their destination, students pitch a tent and spend two nights camping and living in the wilderness.
Students learn through wilderness safety activities led by professional wilderness guides. Students also complete the Outdoor Adventure component of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
Four Day, Three Night Canoeing & Camping Experience on Indian Arm (Belcarra, BC)
Students canoe and camp along the Indian Arm Fjord while learning to cook and prepare their own meals. Professional Wilderness Guides accompany our students and teachers, imparting knowledge about the outdoors along the way.
Students also complete the Outdoor Adventure component of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.