Children in outdoors program

Programs offered

Enjoy the great outdoors! Our team at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is excited to offer several seasonal outdoor pursuit opportunities.

Outdoor pursuits programs

Group of young girls in outdoor attire standing by a lake. One girl in the left side of the frame is kneeling on a rock within the river looking at the other girls.

Junior outdoor leader

Learn essential outdoor skills taught in all outdoor programs we offer. Fire and shelter building, canoeing, and more!


July 11-15, ages 13Y-17Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre

young blonde buy is smiling at the camera while climbing on a rock climbing wall with green and blue foot and handholds. A girl with brown hair is blurred and climbing farther in the background.

Branchin' out

Take your adventures to new heights! Try out slack lining, climbing, outdoor games and more.


July 25-29, ages 7Y-9Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Several children are smiling towards the camera while laying down in a forested area. Their feet are extending towards a small orange tent in the background.

Treemendous Trekkers

 Join us to learn wilderness living skills, slack lining, orienteering, adventure games and much more!


July 11-15, ages 11Y-13Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Group of young girls in outdoor attire standing by a lake. One girl in the left side of the frame is kneeling on a rock within the river looking at the other girls.

Junior outdoor leader

Learn essential outdoor skills taught in all outdoor programs we offer. Fire and shelter building, canoeing, and more!


July 11-15, ages 13Y-17Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre

young blonde buy is smiling at the camera while climbing on a rock climbing wall with green and blue foot and handholds. A girl with brown hair is blurred and climbing farther in the background.

Branchin' out

Take your adventures to new heights! Try out slack lining, climbing, outdoor games and more.


July 25-29, ages 7Y-9Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Several children are smiling towards the camera while laying down in a forested area. Their feet are extending towards a small orange tent in the background.

Treemendous Trekkers

 Join us to learn wilderness living skills, slack lining, orienteering, adventure games and much more!


July 11-15, ages 11Y-13Y


Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre


Group programs

Please contact the Strathcona Wilderness Centre at 780-922-3939 or swcinfo@strathcona.ca and our Customer Service Representatives will assist you.


Know before you go

There are a few things you should know before arriving at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre for your program.

Procedures and guidelines: outdoor pursuits

  • Your program fee includes all equipment / educational materials required for the activities you book. SWC instructors are certified with Wilderness First Aid and will carry a first aid kit, along with communication equipment.

  • Communication

    A few days before the date of the program, you will be contacted via email by a wilderness centre staff member who will confirm the details of your program. Please let them know if there have been any changes to your program, particularly times or group number changes (for group bookings).

    Supervision

    It is expected that the teacher/group supervisor will maintain responsibility for the discipline and control of their group, and that they participate fully in all aspects of the program.

  • What to wear: we recommend dressing in layers in colder weather. Remember - plan for the worst, hope for the best!

    Summer / Spring / Fall Winter
    Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug spray Mitts or gloves, neck warmer / ski mask, toque, snow pants, snow jacket, thermal or wool socks and an extra set of socks for the ride home.
    Rain or wind pants and a jacket Winter boots with a sturdy sole are ideal
    Running shoes or rubber boots (close-toed) Please avoid jeans and other heavy cotton clothes, as these absorb water and are very cold when wet.
    During programs participants may be playing in the trees - to avoid unnecessary scratches, long sleeves and pants are suggested.  

    Teachers and Group supervisors are responsible for ensuring that participants are dressed appropriately and prepared to be outside.

  • Please note that the Wilderness Centre’s policy is to run programs until the temperatures dip below -20˚C (including wind chill). If your policy is different, please notify us 48 hours in advance. We have access to washroom facilities and a warm staging area throughout the program.

Frequently asked questions: outdoor pursuits

Questions?
780-922-3939
swcinfo@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, June 23, 2022
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