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School and Youth Group Programs

In Outdoor Experience and Education

Hooksum Outdoor School is proud to host a number of school and youth groups each year. Some school and youth groups have visited Hooksum annually for over ten years. School and youth programs range from 3 days to 2 weeks in length. Participant and student ages range from eight to eighty.

Some of the school and youth groups that have stayed at Hooksum Outdoor School:

• Wickaninnish Elementary School, Tofino, BC
• Surrounded by Cedar, Victoria, BC
• Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Child & Youth Services, Port Alberni, BC
• University of Guelph, Ontario
• Britannia Outreach, Vancouver, BC
• Britannia Streetfront, Vancouver, BC
• Ballenas Secondary School, Parksville, BC
• Westcoast Community Resource Society, Ucluelet, BC
• Hesquiaht School, Hot Springs Cove, BC
• Maaqtusiis School, Ahousaht, BC
• Wickaninnish Youth Advisory Council, Tofino, BC
• Outward Bound
• Catherine Freer Society, Oregon, US
• Ucluelet Elementary School
• ROAMS (Rivers Oceans and Mountains School), Qualicum, BC
• Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC
• Ucluelet First Nation
• Universite de Saint-Boniface
• University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

"The Britannia Outreach/Streetfront Hooksum Outdoor School Camp Trip 2007 was an amazing experience for students and staff. The Hooksum Outdoor School family of Karen and Steven Charleson, their daughter Missy (Estella), son-in-law Alex, and Alex’s children (and Steven and Karen’s grandchildren), Wayne (13) and Tiana (6) are a living example of how, before contact and colonialism, multigenerational families shared a longhouse and a life together. Through shared work, learning by doing, respect for the land and resources, and laughter and community building, the Hooksum family brought us into their family/longhouse – and we didn’t want to leave."
- Steve Garrod, head teacher, Britannia Outreach

“I think we have just decided that every year we will bring a Ballenas group to Hooksum so just book us in around the same time each year automatically…The Ballenas kids have some great stories to tell. Darren and I just smiled stupid for quite a few days after getting back when people asked us how the trip went…”
- Allen Halverson, teacher Ballenas Secondary

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