Widjiwagan’s Winter Outdoor Learning Program season is flying by! We have piles of snow and already more than 300 participants have enjoyed the fun of cross country skiing, tracking animals, learning about the boreal forest, wilderness survival skills and more.
Animal sightings so far this winter include a pine marten, wolf, deer, grouse, otter, lake trout, vole, red squirrel.
Comments from chaperones and students this winter….
“Our students learned to do things they thought they couldn’t do. They were able to have new experiences and they learned to work together as a group.”
“Year after year, Widji is noted as a highlight of middle school experience by our students. It is a great way for our students to test their limits, learn science in the woods, increase their awareness of environmental issues and get to know each other outside of the classroom. I appreciate how welcoming the staff is to students and faculty. It was a stellar 5 days.”
“Everyone was nice and welcoming, the food was great and the activities were fun!”
“I had a ton of fun because the activities (skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering) were super fun!”
“I had fun because I got to experience a lot of fun and new things that I had never even thought of trying before like a night hike.”
“I liked how I was still learning but it was interactive, outside and fun!”