Taking utmost advantage of our beautiful west coast location, students are taught to engage with nature from the very beginning of their GNS experience. As they progress through the school, students are given opportunities to challenge themselves as they develop a mastery of skills, safety and leadership in the outdoors. All of this takes place in amazing wilderness settings that inspire GNS learners to discover their true potential.
As the adventures get bigger, they expand from the shores of our Junior School campus to the mountains and coastlines of Vancouver Island. When we explore, we also try to limit the carbon footprint of our Outdoor Education programs by running them on and around Vancouver Island, showing students the fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities that are abundant in our own backyard.
GNS Outdoor Education experiences provide students with the chance to:
“What a fantastic adventure and amazing memories. Sounds like there were lots of great laughs and moments where she had to really dig deep. Our daughter was definitely pushed outside of her comfort zone. A great opportunity to challenge herself and overcome adversity! This is a trip she will remember forever.”
– GNS Parent
“I want to sincerely thank you for all your effort and time to prepare for what probably was the wettest camping trip in the history of the school. Thank you for making it happen and supporting the kids to learn resilience. Our son will be telling his children about this trip!!!”
“My favourite thing about GNS is the incredible opportunities available. I recently went snow camping at Mt. Washington. It was a great experience and I plan to do more activities like this.”
– Middle School Student