Element Outdoor Education provides a non-competitive alternative to organized activities. Through outdoor adventure activities participants will learn foundational skills that will enable them to enjoy and appreciate nature in a number of settings while developing a healthy lifestyle.
Through activities such as archery, orienteering, hiking, climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing, participants will become immersed in their surrounding outdoor environment and develop confidence to play in our communities natural settings. This will encourage our youth to use local environments to explore, experience and create their own adventures.
Shannon Sweetland - Course Director
BPE, BEd, MED (IT)
The program will be taught and directed by Shannon Sweetland. Shannon is a graduate of Memorial University’s Physical Education program with over 30 years of experience teaching and coaching people of all ages. Shannon has certifications in many areas of outdoor education and continues to learn new skills to challenge himself and pass along his knowledge to others. Shannon hopes by exposing participants to their natural environment through activities designed for exploring the outdoors they will become stewards for the environment and learn to appreciate the beauty of our province and maintain it for future generations.