Each autumn, the Middle One students take part in an Outdoor Education trip. The trip provides students with opportunities to gain valuable knowledge about themselves, others in their group and the wilderness surrounding them. Throughout the trip, they will receive instruction in a variety of wilderness skills, including canoeing, wilderness navigation with map and compass, outdoor cooking and camping skills. Each group will be led by an Outdoor guide, Senior Instructor and their Form Advisor. This leadership team exemplifies and promotes co-operation, self-confidence, commitment, trust, responsibility and common sense amongst all group members.
For Middle One students, the Outdoor Education experience at Appleby begins within the first few weeks of school. From September 19th-21st, 2012, Middle One students will be participating in an Experiential Education Trip. The trip will focus on experiential learning at YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Torrance, Ontario. A highlight of this trip is a half-day canoe excursion where students will canoe to a nearby island for an outdoor lunch. The intent of this trip is to provide a progression for students who will venture to Temagami next year in Middle Two for an overnight canoe trip. The Experiential Program has been designed as multi-purpose: your son/daughter will be actively involved in numerous activities, have opportunities to work together with other students in their grade as well as interact with Form Advisors. Focus is on developing personal skills, self-confidence, leadership, cooperation, environmental awareness, appreciation of the arts and simply having fun.