Grade 9 Outdoor School

Did You Know?

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

Grade 9 Camping

Luther College offers an exciting program for new students called Grade 9 Outdoor School. Our hope is that this outdoor educational experience will be a chance for students to build community and make lasting connections with each other. This will also be an amazing opportunity to engage with the natural world, learn some new skills, and have a lot of fun! 

Throughout this 2 day adventure students will participate in a range of outdoor programming including team building exercises, group wide games, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, hiking, beach games, and more. They will also learn about the Qu’Appelle Valley Ecosystem, learn about the history of the region, and learn some handy outdoor survival skills. Students will stay in cabin groups divided by gender and will have supervision and leadership from both Luther teachers as well as grade 12 peer support student counselors. 

We believe that the immersive setting of summer camp provides an excellent opportunity for new students to make friends and start their high school career off right! For more information on the social, psychological and educational benefits of summer camp take a look at the Canadian Summer Camp Research Project.

Dates: September 7 - 9, 2018

Location: http://www.katepwalakecamp.com/

Cost: $100 (includes transportation, rental of the camp facilities, as well as all meals and programming)

How to Register:

(1) Download and print the attached Registration Form.

(2) Complete the Registration Form, attach a cheque dated June 28 for $100 payable to Luther College High School, and enclose both in an envelope.

(3) Mail/Drop off the Registration Form and cheque to Camp Registration, Luther College High School, 1500 Royal Street, Regina, SK.  S4T 5A5

While we certainly strongly encourage all grade 9 students to attend this wonderful opportunity, it is not mandated. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Kris Dueck at kris.dueck@luthercollege.edu, Teacher and Outdoor School Coordinator