Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to developing innovative and interactive experiential approaches to outdoor education and learning that both embrace and enhance current curriculum guidelines, as determined by the Ontario Ministry of Education, as well as the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.
Along with our partners from Brock University, Niagara Regional Native Centre and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, we believe that students should have access to:
Nature inspired learning experiences
Rich outdoor programming
Engaging mind and movement activities
Authentic cultural, spiritual and environmental lessons
The Niagara Catholic Outdoor Education Program is located on the beautiful grounds of the St. Johns Centre, in the former village of St. Johns, at 3054 Orchard Hill Road, Thorold.
If you are a student scheduled for an Outdoor Education experience please remember that you must:
Dress appropriately for the weather- layers, warm/ cool clothing,hats/ sunscreen
Wear proper footwear- running shoes, rubber boots, snow boots, shoes with non-slip sole
Bring a refillable water bottle as well as snacks/ lunch- as "litterless" as possible