Skip Navigation LinksAcademics > Multiple Credit Experiential Programs > Wilderness Experience Program
Print this page

Wilderness Experience Program (WE)


The Wilderness Experience program is offered at PAS North. This program runs one day a week, and the students work towards two credits per semester. 


The WE program offers students the opportunity to learn about and participate in outdoor adventure and sports, aboriginal ceremonies, field centre exploration and environmental education.




 Students interested in the following post-secondary options, would enjoy and benefit from the WE program.

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Environmental Education
  • Geography
  • Health and Fitness




This program offers two themes for each semester. You can download the program brochure, here.



Canoe Trip.JPGRecreation and Geographic Exploration


Semester 1:

  • PAD3O Outdoor Activities
  • PLF4C Recreation and Fitness Leadership


Semester 2:

  • CGT3E Geographer's Toolkit
  • PAD4O Outdoor Activities


Aboriginal Studies and Environmental Education


Inuit Student Visit.JPGSemester 1:

  • NDA3M Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada
  • CGR4M The Environment and Resource Management


Semester 2:

  • NDW4M Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context
  • SVN3M Environmental Science




Classes run Thursdays 9-12 and 1-3. Optional lab time is available upon request.



camp kitchikewana.jpgCOMMUNITY:


Community partners and destinations can include:



Students in the WE program have the opportunity to be recognized with the Community Spirit or Greenest in Class awards.



Our students have gone on to post-secondary studies in Environmental Stewardship and Fitness.




The Wilderness Experience program has been the subject of action research to determine the program's success. Results of this research showed an increase in credit accumulation and improved attendance for students in WE.


For more information on the Wilderness Experience program at PAS North, please contact Guidance at 905-455-1225.

Student photo
Copyright © 2018 Peel District School Board