Grade 9 Outdoor School

Did You Know?

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

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • 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 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 Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

  • 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.

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

  • 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.

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: Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Buses board at Luther College High School at 2:30 p.m. and return to Luther at 3:30 p.m. on September 10

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