Camps & Tours
Camp Sweet allows all CSS students to experience a rich variety of Outdoor Education programs. The site which is located 100 km north of Calgary provides opportunities to access moving water, open prairie, forests and a Heron Rookery.
Older grades are also using the site as a base camp to venture to other regions in order to explore agricultural venues, conduct water studies on surrounding rivers and lakes, and hike the Rocky Mountains to the west.
Southern Alberta History Tour
This 3 day 2 night trip immerses grade 4 students in the history and culture of Alberta while moving through the diverse landscapes of the Badlands, Prairie, Foothills, and Mountain natural regions.
Students will take part in prehistoric learning activities and spend a night at the Tyrell Museum. They then head to the Interpretive Centre at Frank Slide to explore the science of geology and the human activities that contributed to the devastating slide. Students then head underground – into the Bellevue Mine to look into the harsh life of a coal miner. They then wrap up their excursion by learning about the roles of the North West Mounted Police, the Blackfoot First Nation Peoples in Southern Alberta, and, Treaty 7.
Fort Steele provides our grade 5 and 7 students with two unique experiences. Both programs allow students to take part in hands-on activities. Students stay within the Fort near Cranbrook BC for 3 nights and 4 days.
The grade 5 History Lab allows students to understand the challenges faced by indigenous people, early settlers and North West Mounted Police during the 1880’s.
The grade 7 Apprenticeship Program allows students to focus on the skills and trades that were essential for life in the 1880’s.
Winter camp is a grade 6 outdoor experience held in Kananaskis at the Ribbon Creek Hostel. Students participate in a number of winter safety and survival activities with our hired experts from the Company of Adventurers.
Curriculum topics for the camp include: Sky Science, Snow Studies, First Nations history and technology, Environmental education, Cooperative games, cross-country skiing, and more. This camp is held in January or February of each year.
Rocky Mountain Circle Tour
This trip showcases the variation of Alberta’s geography.
Grade 8 students head north to Edmonton, then west through Hinton to Jasper. From there, they travel south along the Icefields Parkway, then return to Calgary from Lake Louise. Students camp in tents and have the opportunity to experience their surroundings through activities that include scenic tours, hiking and river rafting.
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
Bamfield is a world-class teaching and research facility located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
This trip provides our grade 9 students with the opportunity to do real science with researchers as they explore exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests. This is a 5 night trip.