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YMCA Camp Elphinstone - Outdoor Education Teacher Symposium

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YMCA Camp Elphinstone

1760 YMCA Road

Gibsons, BC V0N 1V6

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YMCA Camp Elphinstone invites all teachers and school faculty to its Outdoor Education Teacher Symposium on May 3 - 4, 2019.

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Bring along a few of your colleagues and enjoy two days of networking, community building and professional development. You'll also get a chance to enjoy Camp Elphinstone's oceanfront views and participate in a wide variety of on-site camp activities such as archery, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and canoeing.

Friday, May 3rd: BYOB wine and cheese night (optional)

Saturday, May 4th: professional development opportunities featuring a keynote presentation by Dr. Hartley Banack, free time to relax, walk around camp and participate in activities of your choice.

Cost: accommodation and all meals are included at no cost to you. The only expense attendees are responsible for is the cost of transportation of getting to and from Camp Elphinstone.

Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 1760 YMCA Road, Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V6

Arrival: if arriving on Friday, May 3rd, we recommend taking the 5:30 pm ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to Langdale. If arriving on Saturday, May 4th, we recommend the 9:45 am ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. For both pick ups, a YMCA shuttle bus will be available to pick up foot passengers and drive to camp (by donation to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign).

Teachers and school faculty from all school districts, public or private, are welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact Davin Allan at davin.allan@gv.ymca.ca.

Keynote:

Dr. Hartley Banack is faculty of the Outdoor Environmental Education program of UBC's Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy. Hartley's keynote will focus on outdoor learning in relation to outdoor education and how overnight camp facilities act as important links between local outdoor learning and expeditionary outdoor education. Click here for Hartley's bio.

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