Build Your Own Overnight Adventure
Designed for the undecided, the “Build Your Own Overnight Adventure” let’s you mix and match different single day programs and includes overnight accommodations at the Millard Learning Centre.
Variable – Stay 1,2,3 or more nights!
See these itineraries below for examples of program combinations:
See select programs for availability
Day Programs – Variable Locations depending on what you choose
Overnight Stay – Millard Learning Centre Frontcountry OR Backcountry Campground
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Immerse yourself in nature and replenish your physical and mental health with every fresh breath of ocean breeze. Take sanctuary at the private and serene 188-acre Millard Learning Centre’s Frontcountry or Backcountry campgrounds that are available exclusively to the GCA’s environmental education participants.
Flexible Learning Opportunities
Teachers rejoice! Let us help you achieve curricular competencies in multiple subjects with flexible program activity options. Speak with our insightful education staff about what you’re hoping to learn on your trip and we can customize a “Build your Own Overnight Experience” just for you!
Step up your STEM skills
Grab your hand-lens, multimeters and thermometers! From renewable energy technology, to agricultural sciences and ecological restoration our programs focus on developing applied field science skills for Grades K – 12. Younger years will learn the basics of field observations while older years will gain hands-on experience with scientific tools used by environmental science professionals.
Nothing is better for social bonding than learning together by day and singing by the campfire at night. Watch students cheer on their classmates in “pollinator” relay-races and chuckle at unconventional friendships that are made while students figure out how to boil pasta on a camping stove for the first time. With new playmates and stronger friendships your students will be begging you to stay longer.
Boost Outdoor Confidence
Realize the worth of getting your shoes a little dirty sometimes. With increased urbanization and the rise of technology kids these days just aren’t getting outside like they used to. Let us lift the barriers to the outdoors by showing your students the ropes of outdoor risky play.
Champion Youth Environmental Leadership
Create the environmental leaders of tomorrow by having your students experience the intrinsic value of nature in-person. With sensory-based learning activities your students will walk away with a deep understanding and respect for the relationships between people, plants, animals and the physical Earth systems that keep us all alive
Costs per group for day and overnight programs
How to get here, what to bring, how to prepare
We can offer financial help to groups in need
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[The Strengths of the GCA’s Environmental Education Programs are…] The ability to expose students to a variety of settings that allow for tangible connections to classroom learning.
– Michael Speak, Woodland Elementary School Teacher
You guys were great. You were interested in my questions and you taught me great new things!
– Isabella, Age 13
The program gave the group very tactile ways to connect with nature. The incorporation of each sense was a great way to structure the program.
– Jesse, Fireside Adventures Leader
Sometimes I forget how much of a beautiful place I live in, and today was an amazing reminder.
– Anonymous, Age 16
Other overnight programs
Millard Learning Centre Accommodations