Grade 9 Outdoor School

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • 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.

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

  • 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.

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

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