Sea to Sky Outdoor School

I got to be an adult chaperone for my daughter's grade 6, three-day trip to Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast. The Islander leaders were fun, kind, and passionate people who had us outside and on the go for most of our waking hours. At meal times, we learned to appreciate food and reflect on our relationships to nature and each other. I was delighted to witness the students, with their nature-inspired, self-selected Island names, away from parents and the usual digital distractions, paddle canoes, search for crabs, walk barefoot in creeks, place slugs on their faces.

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