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University & Adult Educational Groups

In Outdoor Experience and Education

Hooksum Outdoor School is proud to host a number of school and youth groups each year. Some school and youth groups have visited Hooksum annually for over ten years. School and youth programs range from 3 days to 2 weeks in length. Participant and student ages range from eight to eighty.

A Day at Hooksum Outdoor School with Stephen and Karen Charleson
from the House of Kinquashtacumlth of the Hesquiaht First Nation

A “Day at Hooksum Outdoor School” is an opportunity for university and other educational groups to spend the day with us to gain some insight into Hesquiaht worldviews and perspectives on our territories, history and values. A “Day at Hooksum Outdoor School” involves a five-six hour stay at Ayyi'saqh, a welcome and presentation about Hesquiaht traditional territories and our relationships to these territories by Stephen Charleson, a hearty lunch or dinner, and a forest and/or beach tour with Stephen to investigate traditional forestry practices and resource use strategies and their lessons for sustainability.

All class and other visits to Hooksum Outdoor School are by pre-arrangement with Hooksum Outdoor School.

Josh Charleson discusses clams

Cost: $1000. Group size: Up to about 40 people.

Hooksum Outdoor School is located at Ayyi'saqh, Hesquiaht Harbour, in the traditional territories of the House of Kinquashtacumlth. The school is dedicated to quality outdoor and environmental education through traditional indigenous knowledge, modern skills and intimate connection to the natural world.

Since 2000, Hooksum Outdoor School has offered West Coast Outdoor Leadership training programs as well as a variety of programs for organizations, youth groups, and school and university classes.

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We specialize in university, school and youth programs!

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