The main objectives of the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society are to bring youth out to the forests to both learn and recreate and to be a resource for our surrounding communities of Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House. We achieve our objectives in two ways:
1) We provide a venue for any school, youth or non-profit group at a below cost (subsidized) rental rate. We have a wide variety of non-profits that use the camp for fundraising activities, workshops, gatherings and recreation.
2) We offer a three-day all expenses paid outdoor education program to all grade 6 classes in BC School Districts #27 and #28. We run the students through a variety of outdoor modules that cover topics such as ecology, first nations culture, sustainability, habitat and forest use as well as teach recreational activities and skills such as canoeing, archery, orienteering, cross country skiing and compass use.
We are one of few outdoor schools in BC to offer such an extensive course free of charge. We strongly believe in this approach so that all schools / students regardless of their demographics and economic circumstance have equal opportunity to participate.