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Ahh! The great outdoors! With 144 acres of ocean-front property, lush rainforest and quiet creeks, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is an ideal location for learning in the great outdoors. Located on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, YMCA Camp Elphinstone is just two kilometres north of the Langdale Ferry Terminal and a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

Through meaningful outdoor experiential learning, kids develop strong and healthy minds and bodies while they learn and grow with their classmates. Students are challenged outside the traditional classroom and benefit from hands-on learning as they explore the serene forests and rocky shoreline of beautiful YMCA Camp Elphinstone.

Programming is customized for each group and designed to fulfill BC Ministry of Education prescribed learning outcomes. Participants benefit from:

  • Structured activities like our discovery hike or marine beach study that teach about marine wildlife or the ecosystem.
  • Programming that focuses on skill development such as archery, orienteering or outdoor living skills.
  • Activities like our high or low ropes courses that encourage leadership and team building.
  • Water-based programming such as kayaking, canoeing and swimming.
  • Games and sports with an emphasis on physical activitiy, strategy and teamwork.
  • Interactive leadership sessions that focus on conflict resolution, group dynamics, public speaking and more.
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Bring the museum to your classroom with our new inquiry-based education kits. Each kit contains activities, worksheets, crafts and artifacts that support core competencies and connect with the big ideas in the BC curriculum.

Navigation skills can be taught anywhere! Teach your students how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science and basic observations with this new education kit.

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Can’t come to the Fraser River Discovery Centre? No problem! We can come to you! Two FRDC staff will bring all the materials necessary to run some of our most popular River School Programs right in your own classroom!

All materials will be fully sanitized between use, and the staff will wear masks. If there are additional safety protocols we need to follow, please contact us. Please note, small group work is part of each program, with frequent sanitation of touched objects.

Cost: $7 per student, plus $0.59 per kilometer between FRDC and your school.

When: Wednesdays

Programs:

  • Our Bones are Made of Salmon (Grades 4-7)
    • Indigenous people have relied on salmon since the fish became abundant in the Fraser River about 5000-6000 years ago. This program explores the connection between Indigenous people and salmon on the Fraser River. Students get hands-on experience with fishing technology, learn about wind-drying salmon, and discover that salmon is in the hearts of Indigenous people living along the Fraser River today.
  • Taking the Pulse (Grades 6-9)
    • Follow each step of the scientific method to conduct a water quality investigation. Students observe and become curious about the Fraser River, do background research, construct hypotheses, test their hypotheses by doing experiments, analyze their data, draw a conclusion, and report their results.
  • Living Dinosaurs (Grades K-7)
    • Sturgeon are amazing fish that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Human influences over the past 150 years have threatened their existence. In this program, students will learn about the sturgeon lifecycle, survival needs, and what we can do to protect this remarkable species.
  • Trading Trail (Grades 2-5)
    • The Fraser River is one of the world’s great rivers not only in its contribution to the environmental, cultural, and historical wealth of British Columbia, but because of its current pivotal role in the economy of BC. We are going to explore how people have used and shared the resources of the Fraser River, focusing on the tumultuous time when First Nations and Fur traders shared the river.

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

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Can't visit the gallery? The School Art Program has created classroom art kits to bring the exciting world of contemporary art into the classroom or home classroom.  Each kit is a combination of online content plus individually packaged art supplies for each student.  The online content contains videos of our art educators guiding students step by step through 3-5 different art lessons which are all connected by the themes of our gallery exhibitions. Also included are virtual exhibition tours and video interviews with gallery artists and a teacher guide so students can learn about contemporary Canadian Artists and connect their work and experiences to the exhibition artworks.  For more information check out our website.

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Bring the joy of discovery into your classroom with one of our brand new Education Kits! It’s all the hands-on learning you expect from the Fraser River Discovery Centre, conveniently packed into one easily transportable package. Our Kits include all the materials you’ll need, as well as detailed lesson plans, for inquiry-based learning about life right here in the Fraser River Basin. The Kits are fully sanitized between uses.

We currently have one on offer, but check-back soon, as more are in development!

138 Reasons We all know that salmon are important for people, both culturally and economically, but did you know that there are 138 other species that rely on salmon for their survival? Learn all about them through hands-on or eyes-on materials, interactive lessons, as well as a scientific experiment!

  • Kit includes:
    • Detailed lesson plans
    • Salmon life-cycle refresher (video or narrated storybook available, based on age)
    • Salmon-arch building sets
    • Replica skulls of some of the 138 species
    • Water quality testing kits, including a Fraser River water sample

For more information, visit our website or email us. 

Online booking form here

 

Want something different in an outreach kit? Please fill in our educator survey to tell us what you need from an outreach kit, or email us your comments to programs@fraserriverdiscovery.org.

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Format: PDF online at http://nvma.ca/education/online/

Explore mountaineering and related themes. Students will investigate First Nations acivities in the local mountains, the scientific and technical advances made by mountaineers, as well as their impact on wilderness conservation. This program is based upon the website, viewable in French and English http://nvma.ca/climb2cloud/.

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Interpretive programs: Join Manning Park Resort’s Naturalists and guest speakers for entertaining and educational programs at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre, the Alpine Meadows, and at various locations throughout the park. Interpretive programs are available by request for groups.

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Boating:  Enjoy and explore the waters of on Lightning Lake with our boat rentals. Choose your adventure in a two-seater canoe, five-person Mackenzie canoe, rowboat, kayak or a stand-up paddleboard.

We have hourly and day rates available at the Boathouse (located at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area), as well as group rates for boat rentals of 6 boats or more.

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Nordic: At Manning Park Resort, Nordic skiers can explore over 60 km of classic and skate ski groomed trails, as well as 160 km of backcountry trails. This is cross-country skiing at its finest—in forests and valleys, with a scenic mountain backdrop. Equipment rentals and lessons are available. The Nordic Centre also offers guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours. 


Snowshoeing at Manning Park Resort is a fun and adventurous way to get into the park. With access to over 300km of trails for individuals of all abilities, individuals new to snowshoeing can follow marked trails through the surrounding forest.  Equipment rentals are available.

Guided excursions: We offer both day and evening excursions with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. Prices are based on group numbers, and packages are available with or without rental equipment.

Ice Skating: Ice skating at Manning Park Resort is available to all our guests when our outdoor rink is open. We also have everything you need to rent for a day of skating or a rousing game of hockey, including skates, hockey sticks, helmets and soft pucks. To protect guest safety, hard pucks are not permitted on the rink.  See our friendly staff at the Nordic Centre for all equipment rentals. Please note that access to the outdoor rink is weather dependent. The ice rink can be reserved exclusively by request. 

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Alpine: Manning Park Resort has some of the best snow conditions in B.C. We are located at a charmed intersection between the temperate coastal and dry desert interior regions, which means our powder is top notch! The Ski Hill, open from December to April, is located 10 km east of Manning Park Resort and offers excellent ski and snowboard terrain for beginners to advanced. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.

Snow Tubing: Located at the Ski Hill, the Polar Coaster is Manning Park Resort’s very own tube park. Enjoy a day of tubing on four beginner and advanced groomed runs. Lift service is provided so you can tube down and ride up. The Polar Coaster is open on weekends and holidays. Private Group bookings and Night Tubing rates are also available for the Polar Coaster. Please contact Group Services at least 2 weeks in advance.

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Format: Online kit available at http://nvma.ca/education/online/

Secondary level students will critically analyze both archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to aboriginal rights and land title in British Columbia. This program presents the story of native activism in the mid-twentieth century through the lens of one individual (Maisie Hurley, 1887-1962), founder of the Native Voice newspaper.

This program has been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

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