Experience Trips & Activities
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.
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 de Villégiature Jouvence in the Eastern Townships. The goal of Classe Rouge is to immerse students in a French environment while offering team building activities in nature. The centre offers quality lodging and a great selection of activities, such as orienteering, canoeing and kayaking, nature interpretation and GPS rallies
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.
WELCOME TRIP & ORIENTATION WEEK (GRADE 7)
The two-day overnight experience trip sets the tone for the grade 7 year, as it is the initial opportunity for students, advisors and teachers to get to know one another. For many LCC students, it is one of the most lasting memories of their high school experience. When the students return to school, they go through a week-long program of social, technological and academic activities that introduce them to the life and expectations of the school.
DESIGN CHALLENGE AND EXPERIENCE Activity (GRADE 8)
This back-to-school program reconnects both new and returning students, advisors and teachers outside of the regular classroom. The students participate in a one-day adventure course off-site. They problem solve collaboratively and push themselves outside their comfort zones at an outdoor aerial adventure course. In school, the students complete an environmental design challenge, an open-ended project that encourages students to work in teams, ask questions, use research, and think critically and creatively. This challenge takes them through the design cycle and introduces them to the Fab Lab.
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.