OP combines a 8-day canoe trip to Killarney Provincial Park with a 7-day hiking trip in the Adirondack High Peaks region of New York State. Students will have the opportunity in Killarney to earn their ORCKA Canoe Tripping Level 1 certification. OP focuses on personal growth, respecting other people and the environments through which we travel. This program aims to further develop camping and related safety skills, while fostering a deeper appreciation of environmental ethics. It offers an opportunity for students to advance their outdoor teaching and leadership skills as well as gain certification in outdoor activities.
OP is now a companion program to Outdoor Skills. OP and OS are now designed such that either can be taken after Outreach and both can be taken in a single summer. Successful OP students will receive a grade 11 phys-ed credit in our outdoor classroom.