LCC students participate in fun and educational trips that enable them to explore exciting learning opportunities outside of the classroom and interact with their fellow students in a more informal setting. Some school trips are local day excursions to museums, Hydroelectric dams and local charitable organizations. LCC students also have the opportunity to enjoy overnight trips (see below).
For more information about our international trips, visit the Global Education section.
Every June, grade 4 students are treated to a nature class at Camp Minogami. They are immersed in a French setting and, over the course of three days, participate in outdoor cultural and sports activities that are far from the bustle of the city. They get to know one another better in an environment outside of school or home.
This four-day trip at the Centre de Villégiature Jouvence in the Eastern Townships offers a combination of fun sporting and academic activities with complete immersion in a French environment. Games, plays and songs are all part of an experience that leaves students with many memories.
Students spend two days enjoying beautiful Quebec City. They visit the Assemblée nationale, Quebec’s provincial legislature, take a walking tour of Upper Town, tour the Aquarium du Québec and the Citadelle de Québec, all in the company of their fellow classmates.
Students explore the world beyond the walls of LCC at Le Centre Écologique de Port-Au-Saumon in the heart of Charlevoix. The goal of Classe Nature is to immerse students in a French environment while offering enriching science activities related to ecology. The centre offers quality lodging and a great selection of activities, such as whale watching, nature interpretation and various sports activities.
Students are introduced to our nation’s capital with visits to Canadian landmarks, such as the Parliament Buildings and the Supreme Court. They also enjoy tours of the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and stop in at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police musical ride stables.
The trip to Camp Nominingue is the initial opportunity for students and teachers to get to know one another. Three days in the tranquil setting of Camp Nominingue in the Laurentians brings advisors and advisees together in spirited competition and cooperative activities. Full camp activities such as Council Ring, War of the Words and Raft Building are complemented by archery, kayaking, initiative tasks, orienteering, rock climbing and a nature walk. The students are also given free time to swim, play various sports and explore new friendships. The ultimate goal of the trip is to introduce the students moving up from LCC’s Junior School to the new students entering from the other schools in the community.
The grade 9 experience trip focuses on outdoor skills and adventure. It has a dual objective of allowing students to reengage with their classmates and get to know their new advisor, as well as fulfil the criteria for the adventurous journey portion of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. This introduction to the Senior School includes such activities as canoeing, hiking and biking, as well as preparing meals and other basic outdoor skills. The focus of the trip is on developing teamwork, leadership and independence, valuable skills to acquire as the students begin their Senior School career.
The grade 11 trip to the Laurentians has become an LCC graduation class tradition with a focus on advisory bonding, event planning and outdoor adventure activities. Staff and students spend two full days together to plan for their final year of Senior School. They also enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking activities together.
Individual and group goals are discussed and set for the year ahead, and students reconnect with their advisors and classmates. Expectations for exemplary citizenship and service to the school community are clarified, and each graduating student is required to commit to the LCC Student Honour Code and to take an active leadership role for the year.