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Programs for Student Groups

Working outside the boundaries of traditional classroom environments, Terracentric offers year round adventure based outdoor education experiences designed to complement the valuable work of teachers and other group leaders.

In our educational programming we emphasize ‘learning by doing’ and work to engage all the senses in fun, challenging, and meaningful ways. Interpersonal Skills, Health Promotion, Outdoor Education and other core subjects all benefit from an adventure based approach to learning.

All of our programs use a unique blend of challenging initiative tasks, outdoor activities, certification and first-rate instruction. Be amazed as transformations in your students take place. Over the years, we have noticed that shy students tend to shed inhibitions, new strengths are discovered as trying new things in a supportive environment heightens confidence and helps form bonds through shared experience.   Challenges are overcome and students learn leadership, teamwork and initiative skills in ways not possible within the confines of a classroom.  Our programs are well known to enhance self-esteem and leadership qualities while deepening a connection to outdoor pursuits, active healthy living and a respect for the fragility and beauty of the environment.  

Terracentric’s Outdoor Education programs provide young people with positive place-based outdoor programs that help develop key skills while creating memories to last a lifetime.

We are proud of our wide range of educational partners who regularly choose Terracentric programs for their classes.  For more than 20 years Terracentric has been a leader in the design and delivery of Outdoor Education curriculum for kindergarten to grade twelve.

Our clients include: public, private and independent International, francophone and French immersion and schools, as well as University and College groups from across Canada and overseas, First Nations youth gatherings, homeschool groups and leadership groups.  

To discuss how to make a Terracentric Outdoor Education program on the upper Sunshine Coast BC a part of your groups experience E-mail Christine Hollmann or call 604-483-7900.  For a more complete idea of the types of adventure based activities and sessions we offer groups please see Program Delivery Options.


Programs for Groups and Teams

For groups and teams our staff works with you to design custom outdoor education programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of youth programs. Clubs, sports teams, Religious groups, Scouts and Guides, International groups have all made Terracentric Outdoor Education programs a part of the perfect Canadian camping experience. Working in a variety of formats from single-day ‘exploratories’ to multi-day camps, our team will design the perfect peak experience for your group.  To discuss your specific needs contact our Program Director, Christine Hollmann at Christine@terracentricadventures.com or at 604 483 7900.


What is Adventure Learning?

Adventure Learning is a branch of outdoor education that focuses on intra- and inter-personal development. Trained facilitators use a process that presents of a series of increasingly difficult kinesthetic and cognitive activities that challenge personal and group limits within a supportive environment.

Our Educational programs are highly adaptable to your groups needs. Elementary, High School and International students have all participated in our stand-alone workshops and regular programs. Limited only by the imagination we can provide your students with an outdoor adventure program or an indoor experience that uses our Terracentric Adventure Learning Kit (TALK).

Educational Adventure Programs are ideal ways to make learning even more meaningful. Activities are structured in such a way that participants perceive the risks to be high, while in fact they are much lower and more acceptable as a medium for encouraging functional change and growth. Self-imposed limitations are overcome and turned into abilities, providing tremendous learning opportunities.  The facilitators help participants to reflect on the experience and make applications to real life situations.

Self-imposed limitations are overcome and turned into abilities, providing tremendous learning opportunities.  The facilitators help participants to reflect on the experience and make applications to real life situations.

Our programs offer unique opportunities for both groups and individuals to learn about themselves and others.Our programs offer unique opportunities for both groups and individuals to learn about themselves and others.

Long-Term Benefits to participants include transferable skills such as:

  • Problem solving
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem
  • Cooperation
  • Communication Skills
  • Trust
  • Environmental Awareness

Benefits to the group include:

  • Carefully sequences activities assist in refining a focus on how the group is working together.
  • Challenging moments debriefed with positive transference to real life situations provide opportunities to develop and practice ways of working together.  By challenging the group to try things they may never have thought possible, long lasting growth occurs.
  • After the experience many participants indicate an increased sense of trust for themselves and for their group members.
  • Having FUN can provide untold benefits.

Effective team members need exceptional leaders.

Building the leadership capacity in students is key to developing young people who can adapt to and create change. Leaders need to be able to identify and act on opportunities, while working with the strengths of the whole team.

Terracentric workshops will help your students learn how to communicate, motivate, and manage change. Our facilitators use practical experiences in working the group through existing and anticipated challenges in leadership. Through action-packed activities they will improve their negotiating skills, their creative capacities, and their ability to understand and influence each other and the world around them.  

"Mere participation in an adventure experience may not teach you anything; it is what is done with that experience that makes it a learning."

Contact us to assist you in developing a Team Building or Leadership Development Workshop that will be fun and rewarding.


Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre Programs

Terracentric is pleased to be able to offer many of its Programs at the Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre. Located on a large wooded acreage in Powell River’s secluded backcountry, surrounded by parkland and crown forest the Centre is nestled on a small headland between two bays on the shores of Powell Lake.  Once a salt-water fjord the large freshwater lake is more than one mile deep in places and is situated in the heart of the Coast Mountain Range. 

Set in a Regional Park, the Centre can house up to seventy in six beautiful handcrafted cabins built from locally sourced timbers. In addition to full group-sized bathrooms in each of the cabins, the lodge is also well equipped with accessible washrooms, showers and administrative spaces.  Built for people of all abilities the site is wheel chair friendly.  A full camp experience is available including delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients.

The site is bright and sunny and its range of activity options provides participants and groups with a range of ways to challenge themselves outdoors.  The facility boasts immediate access to the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail (Link to SCT Page) as well as the Powell Forest Canoe Route, a circuit of roughly a dozen lakes and portages (Link to PFCR Page). A short hike from the Centre will bring you to BC’s first and only fully accessible wilderness park area, featuring a 13km long barrier free lakeside trail with cabins and other amenities (Link to BC Parks Page Inland Lake).

Terracentric’s programs at the Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre seek to provide young people with positive place-based outdoor programs that help develop key skills while creating memories to last a lifetime. All of our programs use a unique blend of challenging initiative tasks, outdoor activities and first-rate instruction. Be amazed as transformations in your students take place, as our programs are well known to enhance self-esteem and leadership qualities while deepening a connection to outdoor pursuits and the beauty of the environment.

For pricing and more information on the unique outdoor education programs available through the Centre, please click here.

What our guests are saying about us...

"Great family adventure! Top notch views,with a guide that knows the area like the back of his hand. Make sure the batteries in your camera are charged, and you have lots of room on your memory card."