Child and Youth Programs
Some of the best learning takes place outside the classroom.
Our Outdoor Education program is designed to get kids active and learning outdoors with curriculum-guided programming. Our instructors are a combination of Ontario certified teachers, outdoor professionals, and university and college students who are passionate about outdoor education and experiential learning. Teachers can combine programming streams to achieve cross-curricular objectives while students can interact with their environment in ways that they can’t in a class room or school yard. With fresh air, open skies, and the natural environment, BYOC is an ideal place to learn and grow with friends.
The Bonnenfant Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre (BYOC) offers a wide variety of curriculum-driven, outdoor, and nature based programming to meet your needs. Whether it’s a grade one characteristics of living things unit or a high school science class, our experienced instructors and certified teachers will work with you to design and deliver a high-level supplemental school program that will educate and inspire.
Youth Team Building and Leadership
The activities take place both indoors and out, and provide opportunities for group members to:
• Solve problems as a group
The Instructor then takes the skills learned and applies these skills to "real life" situations back at work, school or on the rink, field or court. All activities are debriefed during a conversation facilitated by our trained program staff, but driven by your group members.
Challenge by Choice
During all activities, individual participants are in complete control of their own level of involvement. Although participants might be gently encouraged to challenge themselves, we do not believe in persuading participants. Those who choose to participate to a lesser extent will discover that there are many other roles to play, regardless of level of physical involvement.