End of Year Trips
Every year, we take our Upper Elementary students on an end of year, overnight trip. This is a long-standing tradition at our school, and one our students look forward to from the second they hear about it (which in some cases is when their older siblings go years before it’s their turn!).
This year, our Upper Elementary students visited Camp Nominingue in the Laurentians. This Camp, which OMS students have attended for years, provides a wonderful experience for our students, and gives them the opportunity to try things they may not be able to try at home. This includes kayaking, wood carving, wall climbing, archery, canoeing, orienteering at night, making camp fires, and many group games.
Spending two nights at this camp, many students experience their first night away from their parents. However, they are so busy and engaged that they don’t have time to realize they miss home. They leave camp with independence and confidence.
By the end of the school year at The Element, students are seasoned travellers having completed a 9 day Odyssey adventure and many day trips.
The end of year trip at The Element is a French trip, organized by the French as a Second Language teacher. This trip offers students an opportunity to practise their French skills in an authentic setting. This year, students visited Quebec City. During the trip, students participated in a French walking tour and visited the Musée du Fort and La Citadelle de Québec. Students also ordered food and purchased souvenirs ‘en français.’
The end of year trip experiences are enriching for our students who return home with memories that last a lifetime.