Inspiring Hearts and Minds

Summer CALM

SUMMER CALM 2023 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!

**FOR ALL SUMMER CALM INQUIRIES CALL 403-678-1683

 

Registration Requirements (4 links included below)

**please note** all forms and payment (4 steps) need to be completed to have a space in a course

 

STEP 1

Registration Form
(Ensure you hit submit at the end of this form. You will receive a confirmation email if you hit submit. If you do not hit submit, we do not know you're registering)

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SUMMER CALM 2023 REGISTRATION FORM

You will require:

~ a digital copy of Birth Certificate/Landed Immigrant Status/Passport
~ Student Alberta Health Care number
~ Student Alberta Student Number

STEP 2
Pay for the course with the link provided (after you hit submit) Course Fee: $875.00

Refund Policy:

The  $875 Fee includes a $100 non-refundable administration fee.
The remaining fee is non-refundable past May 31, 2023.

PAYMENT LINK FOR SUMMER CALM 2023
(Please DO NOT pay if the course you are requesting has a waiting list. If a space becomes available, you will be contacted for payment)

STEP 3
Complete the Informed Consent for Elevation Place (Climbing and Swimming):  

ELEVATION PLACE INFORMED CONSENT FORM

STEP 4
Complete the Informed Consent for Boundary Ranch (Horseback Riding)

BOUNDARY RANCH WAIVER FORM 2023

 

Once you have submitted all forms, you will receive a confirmation email within a few days confirming your Child's course placement with a link to access the Google classrooms in order to complete the HCS 3000. The HCS 3000 course must be completed within 1 month of receiving the course code (you will receive this code within 2-5 days of completing all the registration steps).

 

FOR ALL SUMMER CALM INQUIRIES CALL 403-678-1683

Career and Life Management (7 credit course)

PED 0770 - CALM 20 (3 credits)
HSS 1090 - Speaking and Listening (1 credit)
CTR 1010 Job Maintenance (1 credit)
HSS1020 - Nutrition & Wellness (1 credit)
HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit- MUST be completed within 30 days of course confirmation)

Course fee= $875.00

Summer CALM 2023 Courses:

Week 1: June 26 - June 30, 2023 ~ (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY)

Week 2: July 3 - 7, 2023 ~ (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY)

Week 3: July 10 - 14, 2023 ~ (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

Week 4: July 17 - 21, 2023 (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

Week 5: July 24 - 28, 2023 (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

Week 6: July 31 - August 4, 2023 (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

Week 7: August 7 - 11, 2023 

Week 8: August 14 - 18, 2023 (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

Week 9: August 21 - 25, 2023 (COURSE FULL~ WAITING LIST ONLY) 

We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

Outcomes

Experience horseback riding, rock climbing, canoe skill development and hiking while exploring career choices, decision making and team building.

Complete your CALM requirements in a 5-day experiential learning adventure! This 6-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.

ACTIVITIES

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 6 credits for the course: CALM 20 (3 credits), Speaking and Listening (1 credit), Job Preparation (1 credit), Nutrition (1 credit), and Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit and due prior to the start date of the course).

Students will take part in a number of learning activities including land and water wilderness navigation, meal planning and preparation, flat water canoe training on the confluence of the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers, hiking, 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 9:00 p.m. with lights-out at 10:30 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 (No nuts please). 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 3:05 p.m.

LOCATION

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. 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.

ASSESSMENT

Students will engage in a variety of learning experiences throughout the CALM 20 course. These learning experiences may be in the form of a group task, assignment, journal questions, quiz, or discussion, etc. Students are required to bring a laptop computer to the course. Prior to the course, students will be provided a CRPS Gmail account associated with their name to access and submit classwork, assignments, and activities on Google Classroom during the course. Student marks will be submitted and accessible through myPass after September 10.

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 and 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 (canoe training, horse back riding, and rock climbing) are facilitated by local, professional, and insured third party providers in the Bow Valley.

Transportation

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 (i.e., fleece or synthetic)
~ Sun hat / ball cap
~ Toque
~ Backpack (30 L or greater)
~ 1 Litre Water bottle
* insulated travel mug/cup  

Clothing
~ 1 Pair of Pyjamas
~ 2-3 Sweaters/shirts (fleece, wool, or synthetic preferred)
~ 2-3 Pairs of pants
~ 2-3 Pairs of shorts (quick-dry or nylon preferred)
~ 2-3 T-shirts
~ 6-8 Pairs of socks (synthetic or wool preferred)
~ 4-5 Underwear
~ 1 Swimsuit for swimming
~ 1 Reusable bag for swim gear at pool
* 1 pair of flip flops for showering 
* 1 pair of indoor shoes

Personal Articles
~ Towel(s)
~ Sunglasses
~ Sleeping bag
~ Pillow and pillowcase
~ Single bed fitted sheet
~ Flashlight/Headlamp
~ Personal Medications
~ Lip Balm
~ Sunscreen
~ Toiletries (toothbrush/paste, deodorant, shampoo)
~ Laptop/tablet
* Camera


*Use of cell phones/technology is not permitted during activity times, lesson, guest presentations, or meal times unless otherwise instructed by a CROLC staff.*