All Courses are filled for 2017
Please watch for Summer 2018 registration early in 2018!
STEP ONE: Complete online portion of registration form
STEP TWO: Download, complete and sign Part Two of the registration - hardcopy portion of consent and waiver forms.
STEP THREE: SUBMIT HARDCOPY FORMS BY THE FOLLOWING METHOD:
scan and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
drop the completed form off at the Central Board Office, Canmore
fax the completed form to (403) 609-6071
There will be a fee of $525 to cover the cost of programming and transportation payable upon registration. The $525 includes a $50 non-refundable administration fee.
* $475 registration fee is non-refundable past June 15, 2017
You will receive an email for online payment instructions. Payment must be received within 48 hours after receiving this link. Payment options are:
YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A COPY OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant
Child of Canadian Citizen
Experience horseback riding, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and hiking while exploring career choices, decision making and team building.
Complete your CALM requirements in a 5-day experiential learning adventure! This 5-credit course includes hands-on outdoor projects that meet the outcomes of:
Personal Choices: Explore the emotional/psychological, intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical dimensions of health while connecting to the outdoors.
Resource Choices: Make responsible decisions in the use of finances and other resources in preparing for caring for self and others while on site and beyond.
Career Choices: Develop and apply processes for managing personal and lifelong career development in a supportive and engaging environment.
The Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) is offering Career and Life Management 20 in an immersive experiential manner for your student. Students will take the course over 5 days and 4 nights. Students will receive 5 credits for the course: CALM 20 (3 credits), Speaking and Listening (1 credit), and Nutrition (1 credit).
Students will take part in a number of learning activities including land and water wilderness navigation, meal planning and preparation, white water rafting on the Kananaskis River, hiking, pond studies, photography, rock climbing, horseback riding, and journaling. In order to participate in outdoor activities, students MUST BE ABLE to demonstrate the ability to hike for an hour or more and are able to plan for inclemate weather. Learning activities are scheduled between 8:00 am and 9:30 p.m. with lights-out at 11:00 p.m. All learning activities and after-learning activity time will be supervised by male and female CRPS teachers. *Actual activities may differ from those listed.
Students will stay in bunks at the Outdoor Learning Centre. As part of meeting the curricular outcomes, students will plan and prepare all meals beginning with Day 1 supper to Day 5 lunch. On Day 1, students should eat breakfast prior to their arrival AND BRING A BAG LUNCH. There is no option to purchase lunch on Day 1. On Day 5 afternoon, students should arrange for pick up at the Canmore Collegiate High School at 4:00 p.m.
Immersion in the 5-day course will take place at the Canadain Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre in Bow Valley Provincial Park and surrounding natural spaces, provincial and national parks.The Centre operates under a comprehensive public safety system ensuring the highest standards of due dilligence and care.
Students will engage in a variety of learning experiences throughout the CALM 20 course. These experiences may be in the form of a group task, assignment, journal questions, quiz, digital learning, etc. Students are required to bring a laptop computer to the course. Prior to the course, students will receive an individual CRPS email address and password used to access and submit classwork, assignments, and activities on Google Classroom during the course.
Risk assessment and Safety
Training and Certification
CALM 20 is facilitated by CRPS teachers and program assistant who possess current teaching certification, Wilderness First Aid, and other current, relevant outdoor industry standard training and certifications along with working with youth in experiential wilderness settings. In addition to the division's Administrative Procedures, Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre operates under an Alberta Parks Instructional and Guiding Permit which outlines required groups sizes, activity locations, and leader certifications. CALM 20 activities (white water rafting, horse back riding, and rock climbing) are facilitated by local, professional, and insured third party providers in the Bow Valley.
Transportation to and from the course start and end locations are the responsibility of the visiting school or student.
CALM 20 Mandatory Gear List
It is recommended to pack your items in 1 suitcase, hiking backpack, duffel bag or a hockey bag. Please do not pack items in garbage bags.
Outdoor Gear (mandatory)
2 pairs of runners/hiking shoes/boots
Thermal underwear bottoms and top
2 Warm layers (ie. fleece or synthetic)
Sun hat/ball cap
Day pack (30 L or greater)
1 Litre Water bottle
1 pair of Pajamas
2-3 sweaters/shirts (fleece, wool, or synthetic preferred)
2-3 pairs of pants and shorts (quick-dry or nylon preferred)
6-8 pairs of socks (synthetic or wool preferred)
1 appropriate swim suit for rafting and pool session
Pillow and pillowcase
Hair elastic / bands
Note book, binder, pens, pencils
*Use of cell phones is not permitted during activity times, lesson, guest presentations or meal times.*