We offer a wide range of activities for the students to enjoy. Some of the activities that top the list for our ESL students are whale watching, ziptreking, caving and of course, our week long camping trip.
- Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, West Coast Rainforest, Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Skating, Bowling, Cinema, Hockey, Cycling, Inline Skating, Rock Climbing, football.
- Adventure Camping Trip
- a week long camping trip where students visit the world class resort Whistler (host of the 2010 Winter Olympics). Students also take a ferry through the beautiful gulf islands over to the famed Vancouver Island where they visit British Colmbia's capital city Victoria. Here the students go on a whale watching trip, sea canoeing or kayaking and much much more.
During the activities, students from different countries are mixed to facilitate immersion. On the bus, the teachers ask the students to sit with someone whom they have not yet met. Here is the chance to meet someone whom you don't know from breakfast or your language lesson. What’s more, this informal contact may be the person to whom you continue writing letters for 10 years as a pen pal! Speaking and hearing English all day allows students to make the best possible progress. Immersion continues even after the classes and lunch. For example, during kayaking lessons, the kayak instructors teach you how to kayak in English. They are certified in their field expertise, as are the other instructors for the specific instruction recreational activity. The teachers will be there to assist you if you do not understand the kayaking instructors. Therefore, students learn English not only from the teachers, but also from Canadians whom they meet during their stay in Canada.
Evening activities involve many different experiences for the students: skating, rock climbing, inline skating, canoeing, etc. Perhaps you have never done a particular activity and you do not think you want to try it, but this is your chance to try something new. Try it before you say no. Wynchemna asks students to try every activity at least once before they decide they do not like it. Wynchemna also asks students who are good at an activity to help students who are not. For example, if you know how to skate, and another student does not, perhaps you can help teach her or him. The teachers from your classes are also there to show you how to skate. Give new activities a chance and you will enjoy yourself. Everything is attitude and how you seize the opportunity.