Outdoor Education Activities

From the beginning of the school term in September to the final days of June, there are activities to enhance your Outdoor Education Program. Come to Camp to develop a cohesive team or for your last hurrah at the end of the school year. You can teach your own classes or select from those taught by our Outdoor Education Staff.

Spring/Fall

High Ropes
How often do you get to swing from ropes, balance on wooden beams and free fall from 30 feet in the air? Our ropes course is great for personal growth and team building. Overcome your fear and give it a try.

Climbing Wall
Enjoy the excitement and challenge of our 32 foot wall with instruction and encouragement from our skilled staff.

Zipline
Ready for the thrill of your life? Climb up over 40 feet, jump off the platform and zip along the wire until you’ve reached the bottom. It’s like nothing else we have at Camp!

Archery
There’s nothing more exhilarating than getting a bull’s eye on Camp Arnes’ extensive Archery Range. Archery is a blast for all ages and abilities.

The Giant Swing
Get a new perspective from the top of our Giant Swing! Just like a playground swing, except on a bigger scale, and a lake view that will take your breath away.

Trail Rides (May & June)
Experience the adventure of horseback riding on our scenic trails. The class begins with basic riding and safety instruction before heading off on the trails. Choose from our one hour or one and a half hour classes.

Beach Volleyball
Serve up a ball of fun on our beach volleyball court. Enjoy a rally with 2 or 3 friends or compete in a full-scale tournament!

Poolball
Good hand-eye coordination is needed to sink your opponent’s pool balls. Game play starts with two players positioning their pool balls on their end of the table. They then take turns throwing the game ball at their opponent’s pool balls, trying to sink them. When one player has sunk all of their opponent’s pool balls, the game is over and they are declared the winner.

Inflatable Arena
When you combine basketball, volleyball, soccer and a bouncy castle, you get the Ultimate Inflatable Arena. Tons of activities packed into one gigantic inflatable of fun!

Soccer

Shuffleboard

Emergency Shelter Building
Students learn to provide a quick respite from the cold, wind or other inclement weather conditions.

Frisbee Golf
When you combine Frisbee and golf, you get the experience of Frisbee Golf, also know as Frolf. Experience light competition while improving hand-eye coordination throughout the Camp grounds.

Basketball

Winter

Cross Country Skiing

Snowshoeing

Skating

Broomball

Quinzee Building
Allows students the opportunity to build, study and experience the construction of a quinzee.

Shooshing Boards
Just like skiing except you are sharing your skis with your peers. Team building is enhanced as you work together to advance in the correct direction.

Toboggan Run

Traditional Ice Fishing

Year Round

Indoor Saltwater Pool & Hot Tub
Our indoor saltwater heated pool has a dimension of 30X50 feet and a 99 person capacity. Certified Lifeguards are made available by Camp for an additional charge.

Human Foosball
Ever wondered what foosball would be like if you were the actual player? Try our Human Foosball Court set up for group play; two teams battling it out without the need of bar pushing or pulling on the outside.

Sumo Suits
Climb on into a padded suit and experience the thrill of sumo wrestling! Never heard of sumo wrestling before? No problem! It’s just like normal wrestling but you’re twice your regular size!

Tractor Hayrides
Enjoy a leisurely tractor pulled wagon ride through our scenic trails!

Ping Pong

Play Structure

Orienteering (Map or Compass)
Introduces the students to the use of a map or compass to help them travel in unfamiliar territory. They will gain an understanding of transferring information accurately.
Fire & Bannock
Students use natural materials to learn basic fire building skills and have an opportunity to cook bannock.

Initiative Tasks
Students will be asked to problem solve through teamwork. This promotes the building of self esteem, group cooperation and leadership skills.
Cooperative Games
These activities inspire group cooperation while building and strengthening group dynamics. Some of these activities include human knot, group juggling, etc.
Nature Hike
A guided nature hike that allows students to observe and become acclimatized to our natural environment. Students will encounter many types of plants and signs of wildlife.

Instincts for Survival
An interactive game simulating life in Manitoba’s woods. Students take on the role of a herbivore, omnivore or carnivore and their goal is to collect food and water while avoiding predators. This is an excellent large group activity.

*Activities are Camp Arnes staffed and may incur additional charges of $45/staff/hour.