A week filled with new adventures, vibrant fall colours, and infectious laughter and smiles from the Branksome Hall Grade 7 students and faculty was an incredible way to wrap up the ALIVE Outdoors Fall 2022 season. We are so grateful for the students’ willingness to try new things and make connections with the people around them. Our days were filled with games of disc golf, rock climbing, kayaking and most importantly, taking time to just be with one another in nature. Many thanks to the students and faculty who joined us this week and wishing the entire Branksome Hall community all the best throughout this school year.
We are so thankful to have ended off the Fall 2022 season with the Branksome Hall community. The Grade 8 & 9 students spent their days on high ropes elements, swimming and paddling on the lake, preforming flash mobs in the Main Lodge and creating gratitude journals to remember all these incredible moments together. Many thanks to all the students and faculty that made this week such a success and wishing the entire Branksome Hall community all the best as they continue on in their school year.
The Branksome Hall Grade 10 and 11 trip was one to remember. We shared an amazing evening where the Grade 10 class showed us their incredibly well choreographed dances and the Grade 11 class rocked out with their Air-band performances. All students had a chance to go on a cook-out-lunch in the Park or on a hike along the Mizzy Lake Trail. There was an amazing display of talent at the campfire, and a cake decorating contest where a 100lbs of icing was used. Spirits were high despite some rain, and many laughs were shared.
Last week, the Grade 6 students of The Bishop Strachan School joined ALIVE Outdoors for a week focused on strengthening our connections to one another, discovering our personal leadership skills and finding new ways to step outside our comfort zone. The students and faculty brought endless smiles and energy to our time together and we are so grateful we were able to catch so many memorable moments on camera. Thank you for an amazing week and we wish the entire Bishop Strachan School community all the best in the year ahead!
Thank you to all the students and faculty of the Kingsway College School for the past few days at camp together. From days filled with archery, team building initiatives, canoeing and hiking to nights around the campfire and under the stars, these students truly made the most out of all these moments together. The students also spent time discovering and discussing their personal leadership skills and how they can continue to use these skills in their communities. Many thanks for an amazing week and wishing the entire Kingsway College School community all the best in the school year ahead!
It’s always incredible to watch the students from Branksome Hall Asia embrace their time with us in the beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park. The students went from the plane to the bus, and into canoes within hours of their arrival. The students are learning to paddle canoes and light fires for the first time. Their eagerness and enthusiasm to learn new skills are always inspiring. We will be adding photos to this link throughout their trip with ALIVE.
To the families back home who are sharing in this journey from afar, please remember that we are 13 hours behind you. If you are looking for new photos, mid-morning KST, know that we plan to upload new photos every 36-48 hours.
We are so grateful for the day in Algonquin Park that we were able to spend with the prefects of Rosseau Lake College. We had a gorgeous, sunny day where we focused on group dynamics, our unique personal strengths, cognitive distortions and how self awareness is key to strengthening a team. The students’ open minds and willingness to learn cultivated a space where we could truly discover more about ourselves and one another. Wishing the entire Rosseau Lake College community all the best in the school year ahead!
Thank you to the Royal St. George’s College Grade 5 & 6 students, Student Leaders and Faculty for an incredible week. Throughout our time together, these students took every opportunity to deepen their sense of self and strengthen their connections to one another and the natural environment. Their fierce energy and open-minded perspectives created a recipe for lots of fun and many moments to step outside their comfort zones as they experienced some sessions and activities for the first time. Wishing the RSGC community all the best in the school year ahead!
We are so grateful for the St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn Schools’ MS6s, MS7s, MS8s, Student Leaders and Faculty who cultivated strong camaraderie this week and created a deeper sense of connection with one another, their school and the environment around them. Through a balance of fun and reflection, these students embodied what it truly meant to be yourself. Many thanks to the student leaders and faculty that made this program such a success and wishing the entire SMLS community all the best in the school year ahead!
We are so grateful to have gotten to spend the last week with the Grade 7 & 12 students and faculty of St. Clement’s School. Through our beautiful sunny days, the students were able to try a variety of new activities such as high ropes, rock climbing, voyageur canoeing and archery. Many thanks to St. Clement’s School community for making this week so memorable and wishing the students and faculty all the best in the school year ahead!