We will be offering school programs at Horne Lake Regional Park for the Spring and Fall of 2013. Whether you are looking for day long programs or multiple day adventures, we can build a program to suit your needs. Classes will experience an all around camping adventure with opportunities for programming, tenting and even food to be arranged by RLC Park Services Staff.
Check out some examples of programs we offer:
Amazing Horne Lake Race What would you do to win the amazing race? Students will find themselves racing their way around Horne Lake Regional Park! A series or tasks, challenges, and u-turns will have students doing some of the wackiest things imaginable! Not just an “Amazing Race” our challenges will include elements of “Fear Factor” “Survivors” and some good old “game show” style questions!
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $15 + GST per student
Running Wild! Orienteering: Horne Lake Style!
What does it mean: “Never Eat Shredded Wheat” and “Red in the Shed”? It will make way more sense after you participate in Running Wild, Horne Lake Regional Park’s very own orienteering course! Students will get hands on practice to learn compass basics and after a quick teamwork challenge, it will be up to the teams of students to navigate their way around Horne Lake Regional Park – taking a wrong turn will lead them off course and slow them down! They will have to stay on track to make it to the finish line in time!!
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $19+ GST per Student
Survivors Sampler! Wilderness Skills Survivors is one of our most popular multi-day programs run in many of the parks on Vancouver Island. For shorter durations, we have taken some samples of our challenges to give you a taste of a day in the life of Survivors Horne Lake. Save it! Share it! Sustain it! Surviving in the wild requires knowledge, skills and stewardship. We will delve into ethnobotany, traditional fire starting and how to stay safe if you find yourself truly needing to survive and wait for help to arrive.
Duration: 2-7 hours
Cost: $19+ GST per Student/2 hours
Can You Can-oe? Yes You Can!! (Canoeing Program) Our interactive and entertaining approach to teaching water safety and basic canoeing skills will leave students feeling comfortable and confident in a canoe in no time. J-stroke, draw-stroke, PFD, paddle and stern…it’s no “Yoke”! Students will be familiar with these terms and more after a session at the Horne Lake Regional Park waterfront.
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Cost: $21+ GST per Student
Learn to Fish
This exciting hands-on program will have students fishing in no time!! Designed by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Learn to Fish helps students grasp the basics of freshwater fish ID, habitat requirements and conservation before moving on to learning knot tying, and the basics of rods, reels, lines and tackle. Finally, in case the students do land the “big one”, they will be knowledgeable in proper fish handling techniques!! All equipment is provided!