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Cheakamus Centre

Cheakamus Centre

Our Vision

To be a dynamic centre of excellence for environmental learning, leadership and sustainability.

Our Mission

To create a hub of innovative, authentic educational experiences in nature that inspire all learners to make informed, sustainable decisions through a deeper understanding and connection to the natural world.

Established in 1969, Cheakamus Centre, formerly the North Vancouver Outdoor School, is an overnight field school and environmental studies facility located on 420 acres of ecological reserve in Paradise Valley. This Centre is owned by the North Vancouver School District (NVSD) and offers a wide variety of experiential environmental programs to children and adults from the Sea to Sky corridor, lower mainland, and beyond. Cheakamus Centre also hosts visitors from around the globe for special events, retreats, conferences, seminars, and workshops. In July 2012, the BlueShore Financial Environmental Learning Centre opened its doors in the heart of Cheakamus Centre campus, allowing for exciting new educational programs and environmental initiatives, and expanded conference and event space.

Keywords: Wildlife , Environment , Education and Literacy , Children and Youth



Cheakamus Centre
2170 Paradise Valley Road, Box 250, Brackendale, BC V0N1H0

Cheakamus Centre url http://www.cheakamuscentre.ca/s/home.asp

Cheakamus Centre Phone Number 604-898-5422

Cheakamus Centre Email address info@cheakamuscentre.ca



Volunteer Information for Cheakamus Centre

What services does your organization provide?
The flagship K-12 Outdoor School at Cheakamus Centre includes field studies, youth leadership, outdoor recreation, and other direct experiences in nature intended to instill in young learners a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world. Since 1986, the Skw'une-was First Nations cultural immersion program has been sharing the practices of Coast Salish people through a living experience. Students, teachers and First Nations cultural specialists work together to engage in daily life in and around our Bighouse providing a unique opportunity to learn more about the rich culture of Squamish people. Building on this rich indigenous education heritage, Cheakamus Centre offers a range of programs that connect participants with nature while cooking over open fires, listening to local legends, and experiencing the traditional Bighouse.


Do you have any age requirements?
Minimum age: High School students (with teacher supervision)


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Flexible


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
Must have valid/current criminal record check


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
No


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Trail maintenance, Conservation projects, Landscaping, Farm and Garden chores, Painting, Light maintenance (painting, fence repair etc), Camp counselors


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes. training is provided by Operations Manager for outdoor/trail maintenance and conservation projects. A weekend training workshop is required for camp counselors.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Trail maintenance, Conservation projects, Landscaping, Farm and Garden chores, Painting, Light maintenance (painting, fence repair etc), Camp counselors


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Cheakamus Centre?
Opportunity to learn new skills, contribute to conservation of critical salmon spawning and eagle habitat, make new friends, give back to nature, get outside!


Do you accept high school students?
Yes




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