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Outdoor Education

KCS pays particular attention to our students' comfort in the great outdoors.

Getting away from comfy chairs and those endlessly enticing screens can be a challenge, but it’s so worth it.

The evidence around outdoor education keeps piling up, and it all says that having kids spend time in nature improves everything from their learning to their empathy to their physical health.

KCS has a graduated program of age-appropriate outdoor adventures across the grades. Experiences range from full-day programs at Norval Outdoor School from JK through to Grade 4 and overnight trips beginning in Grade 5. The culminating trip with the grade 8s is a three-day outdoor education trip to Canterbury Hills in Ancaster, encompassing outdoor rock climbing and rappelling. Our Senior School students enjoy canoe trips, winter camp, and Camp Arowhon.

At KCS, we know that the best learning doesn’t always happen in the classroom. Sometimes it can happen just sitting under a tree!

KCS Junior school student on climbing wall
KCS Junior School students at Camp Norval Grade 7