Choose your Activities!

Kuriakos Outdoor School offers a variety of activities that will meet your objectives and your students' interests.  Teachers may also choose to present their own material during the activity times.
Activities are facilitated by trained and certified instructors.

  • Low Ropes and Bouldering Wall

    Scale a wall, cross a 'river', find your way through a spider web, or balance a tipping ship... all with the help of your teamates!
    These areas offer team-building and problem-solving tasks for groups of all sizes and ages.

  • High Ropes Course

    This activity is open to ages 12+


    Climb 30 feet into the air, then cross the balance beam, swing on some jungle vines, or jump off the pole.

  • Waterfront

    Swimming, sauna, boats...


    Check out our lakefront!  We offer paddling lessons or free time in the lake.  Try out a mud mask and yoga in the sauna, or jump off our inflatable Avalanche.  Our staff have National Lifeguard and Paddle Alberta Flatwater Canoe Instructor certifications.

  • Canoeing

    Longer canoe trip may be available for groups up to 30 students


    Our Paddle Alberta instructors can help your students build confidence and skill on the water.  Curriculum includes safety requirements, specific strokes for maneuvering the boat, and games.  Choose the canoe trip, and we'll fill two activity blocks with a voyage across the lake!

  • Archery

    Try your hand at archery under the supervision of trained staff.

  • Climbing Wall or Giant Ladder

    Visit our climbing tower and pick out some challenging routes, or work together to get your friends to the top of the giant ladder.

  • Winter Activities

    Snowshoes, Quinzhee-Building, Camp Curling, Skating, Tobogganing...


    The fun isn't only in the summer.  We have 30 pairs of snowshoes, a beautiful skating rink, and skills for winter camping.

  • Knots and Shelters

    Learn to tie some useful knots (we're fans of bowlines and half hitches!), and use them to create some shelters.  If you're keen, you could even sleep in them!

  • Firebuilding and Outdoor Cooking

    Practice chopping wood, preparing shavings, and building fires (age depending!).  Then, enjoy the results of your work by cooking bannock, orange cakes, s'mores, or supper!

  • Navigation and Orienteering

    Using our compasses and GPS units, learn some basic map-reading and navigation skills... and put them to use by making a scavenger hunt for the next group.

  • Wilderness Site

    use two activity blocks to walk 20 minutes to our wilderness site


    Nothing says adventure quite like a trip to the Wilderness Site!  Many of our survival/outdoor skills can be taught out here, where it feels much more authentic.

  • Predator - Prey

    Students spend time in the forest, simulating and experiencing food chains. Learn first-hand the strategies used by predators or prey, and reflect on the role of each in the larger ecosystem. Fun for teachers as well - come chase your students!

  • Games and Crafts

    Theme Meals, Wide Games, Gymnasium, Games Courts, Ping Pong...


    Or, we'll come up with our own activities.  We have a fully stocked gymnasium, outdoor basketball, soccer, and volleyball, and craft and costume cupboards full of fun ideas.