Career and Life Management 20 (5 credit course)

2019 Summer CALM ~ Wait List Only

Course Fee 2019: $775



Our program has recently been positively impacted by the changes the Alberta government has made to the credit funding cap per student.  Due to this funding change, we are now very excited to open CALM 20 registration to all students entering Grade 9 - Grade 12.   We look forward to welcoming your student on course this summer! 

CALM 2019 dates:

We are currently accepting students on a waiting list for Summer 2019

~ July 2 to 6 (please note: this course is Tuesday to Saturday) (COURSE FULL)

~ July 8 to 12 (COURSE FULL)

~ July 15 to 19 (COURSE FULL)

~ July 22 to 26 (COURSE FULL)

~  July 29 to August 2 (COURSE FULL)

~ August 5 to 9 (COURSE FULL)

~ August 12 to 16 (COURSE FULL)

~ August 19 to 23 (COURSE FULL)

~ August 26 to 30 (COURSE FULL)

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 inclement weather. Learning activities are scheduled between 8:00 am and 9:30 p.m. with lights-out at 10:00 p.m.  All learning activities and after-learning activity time will be supervised by male and female CRPS teachers.   *Please note that activities are subject to change without notice.

Students will stay in bunks at the Outdoor Learning Centre that are equipped with bunk beds, hot showers and flush toilets.  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 Canadian 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 diligence and care. The drop off location for the course starts and ends at Canmore Collegiate High School in Canmore, Alberta.


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 need a Gmail account associated with their name 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 experience 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)

Raincoat/Rain pants 

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)

 2-3 t-shirts 

6-8 pairs of socks (synthetic or wool preferred)

 4-5 underwear

1 appropriate swim suit for rafting and pool session

1 Reusable bag for swim gear at pool

Personal Articles 



 Sleeping bag 

 Pillow and pillowcase 


 Personal Medications 


 Lip Balm 


 Hair elastic / bands

Toiletries (toothbrush/paste,   

deodorant, shampoo)

Note book, binder, pens, pencils


*Use of cell phones is not permitted during activity times, lesson, guest presentations or meal times.*