Gateway Gazette

Oilfields High School: On the Move and Outdoors

Outdoor Phys Ed

Beaver Mines Lake - Camp ImpeesaThe Phys. Ed team has designed a different year end camping opportunity for Grade 9. Outdoor experiences create fantastic experiences for youth. We would love to see the majority of Grade 9 students participate. Deposit is due March 18th for those participating and there are fund-raising opportunities to help with the fee.

The purpose of this trip is to help all OHS students pursue wellness and ‘personal best’ through exploration and learning in the outdoors. Our department will provide safety-orientated, intentional and challenging activities that focus on the following 4 goals- Character, Leadership, Relationships and Lifelong Physical Activity.

The goal is to develop students with:

  • CHARACTER- Develop initiative, perseverance, problem-solving and compassion.
  • LEADERSHIP- Provide students with opportunities for practical and intentional leadership.
  • RELATIONSHIP- having students connect with one-another / older mentor students and other adults.
  • LIFE-LONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY- fostering students to have a positive experience and to develop skills for long-term physical activity in the outdoors.

The destination is Camp Impeesa (Beaver Mines Lake), AB. 130km from Black Diamond.

Students will be exposed to a number of activities.

These activities include (subject to the weather):

  • Archery
  • Quinzee Building & Snow Shelters
  • Obstacle Course
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Starting Lessons
  • Climbing Wall
  • Team Challenge Snow Scultures
  • Hiking
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Fishing (equipment dependant)
  • Ziplining
  • Knot Tying/Indoor Challenge

We will be sleeping in cabins that are on the campsite. We have requested that there are NO Cell Phones, IPODS, IPADS, Laptops or Knives of any sort (except bread knives for eating). Due to the focus of the trip being on personal growth, connecting with others and embracing nature, we also do not wish for issues around misplacement, theft and/or damage/injury on these trips.

We try to keep costs as low as possible in order to keep it financially feasible.  If there are issues with financing, we would like for you to contact one of us or Katie Hein in the office to set up a payment option.

An equipment list is available and all items must be brought with the student on the trip.  Please ensure that all items fit into one bag, except for the sleeping bag. An equipment check will be done at the school prior to the students leaving on the trip. We would also strongly encourage that an equipment check is done at home as well.

Our department emphasis is inclusion; allowing all students to have an exposure to a positive and challenging outdoor experience. We encourage parents to inquire about any of the information provided and we look forward to seeing your child on our trip and answering any questions that you may have.

Quest

Lake OHaraTickets are now on sale in the school office for the 8th Annual Dinner and Auction for Quest on March 28th. A delicious dinner by Tim Babey of Millarville Catering, live music by the Alien Rebels plus the excitement of a live and silent auction all for $35. The event features some amazing donations such as a handmade log bench and stool, Sterling strip loin beef, stunning original artwork, certificates for services and a stay at the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge, all donated by generous community members. The event sells out so don’t delay purchasing your tickets.

The first group of Quest students, parents and staff just finishing a three day back country ski trip to an alpine hut at Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park.

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