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  1. 1. TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OUTDOOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENTThe Toronto Catholic District School Board sponsors over 80, 5‑day CommunityLiving - Outdoor Education excursions throughout the school year.
  2. 2. Mansfield is one of five sites used by the Toronto Catholic District School Board for the Community Living ‑ Outdoor Education Program.
  3. 3. MAP TO MANSFIELD
  4. 4. Mansfield Main Lodge is a large facility designed to accommodate over 90students. The main buildings are snuggled into the base of the Oak RidgesMoraine. It is here that students will spend much of their time.
  5. 5. Mansfield offers the students an opportunity to see some unique wildlife … …
  6. 6. . . . as well as more familiar animals.
  7. 7. ge consists of a large
  8. 8. And small cabins for the students. Each cabin can accommodate upto 6 students.
  9. 9. A WEEK OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION ACTIVITIESThe program at Mansfield is a balance between the two areas of study:SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION. The overall goal of theweek is to provide students with an opportunity to enjoy a break from city lifeand to help them explore their relationship with other students, theenvironment and their relationship with God, all organised around acommunity building experience.
  10. 10. LEAVING SCHOOL !The students will leave the school after 9 am and arrive at Mansfield between10:30 and 11:00 am. The first order of business is to unload the bus.
  11. 11. Prior to unpacking or even going to the bedrooms the students have a meetingwith the Program Director to set out the various rules and guidelines studentsare expected to follow throughout the week. Then it will be time to get thebedrooms organised.
  12. 12. Newly arrived students are usually hungry so once settled in it is usuallytime for a nutritious and delicious lunch. Outdoor education periods startimmediately after lunch and last the rest of the day.
  13. 13. A typical day at Mansfield starts early.
  14. 14. One of the most important parts of any residential facility is the food. The foodat Mansfield is abundant and great tasting. Nutritious, “kid-friendly” meals areprepared in modern, well equipped kitchens. Each day starts with a goodbreakfast.
  15. 15. Students eat at the Main Lodge’s Dining Hall. All dining halls at Mansfieldoffer the students an abundant view of the outdoors.
  16. 16. A warm wood stove in the main dining hall is a welcomeaddition on those cold mornings. Outdoor activities startshortly after breakfast.
  17. 17. OUTDOOR EDUCATION AT MANSFIELDA warm wood stove in the main dining hall is a welcome addition onthose cold mornings. Outdoor activities start shortly after breakfast.
  18. 18. ORIENTEERING
  19. 19. THE FURTRADE GAME
  20. 20. SETTLERS’ GAME
  21. 21. LOW ELEMENTS ROPES COURSE
  22. 22. WILDERNESS SKILLS
  23. 23. Students become particularly proud oftheir shelters.
  24. 24. In addition to shelter building students learn how to set, light and maintain afire.
  25. 25. When winter comes Mansfield offers other activities, such as cross-country skiing and …
  26. 26. Snowshoeing.
  27. 27. WOLF PROWL
  28. 28. INSTINCTS FOR SURVIVAL
  29. 29. ometimes life as an animal canecome pretty tiring.
  30. 30. An opportunity to see the night sky without the interference of city lights isan experience students will never forget.
  31. 31. SOUVENIRMEDALLIONS
  32. 32. Students do have supervised free time. Most of the time and weatherpermitting students are expected to be outside.
  33. 33. Basketball is a very popular activity as is. All students are encouraged tospend as much time as possible outdoors.
  34. 34. Basketball is a very popular activity as is. Allstudents are encouraged to spend as muchtime as possible outdoors.
  35. 35. The evenings at Mansfield are devoted to community building activities. Thesemay include discussion groups, role-playing, writing assignments in a journal aswell as many other activities that promote the development of community.
  36. 36. The evenings at Mansfield are devoted tocommunity building activities. These mayinclude discussion groups, role-playing,writing assignments in a journal as well asmany other activities that promote thedevelopment of community.
  37. 37. The evenings at Mansfield are devotedto community building activities. Thesemay include discussion groups, role-playing, writing assignments in ajournal as well as many other activitiesthat promote the development ofcommunity.
  38. 38. The friendly Mansfielmenu is carefully destastes. Even thoughparticularly vigilant trule is simple, if you
  39. 39. If your son or daughter is a big eater,dont worry seconds are alwaysavailable. Dessert is part of most mealswith fruit a very popular choice.
  40. 40. Mansfield staff can look after specialdiets or events.
  41. 41. At the Main Lodge students stay in individual small cabins.
  42. 42. There are bunk beds andregular beds in the cabinsfor the students. There areup to 6 students per cabin.
  43. 43. The students have access to showersand washrooms in a separate building.
  44. 44. MEDICATIONSThere are some board rules and regulations that are part of any school trip.Students are not allowed to carry their own medications. All medications, evenover-the-counter drugs, are to be placed In a container clearly labelled with thestudents name and dosage. This is given to the teacher who will providesecurity for the medication in order that students can have access to it asneeded.
  45. 45. ELECTRONICS ? NO ! !Students are not allowed to bring any electronic devises such as: ipods,radios, televisions, stereos, video games, telephones or alarm clockradios. Flashlights are at the discretion of the school.
  46. 46. JUNK FOOD ? NO ! !Students are not allowed, nor do they need, any junk food. All snacksare provided at Mansfield. This policy prevents mice from enteringany building.
  47. 47. CAMERA? YES !!Students are encouraged to bring a camera. Since thereis no place to buy anything students should bringenough film to last the whole week.
  48. 48. CALL HOME ? YES ! !There is a pay phone for the students. Students are encouraged tocall home, during free time, and let their family know how they aregetting along. No money is needed for this. Students can call collect,use a calling card or a pre-paid long distance card.
  49. 49. There is a pay phone for the students. Students are encouraged tocall home, during free time, and let their family know how they aregetting along. No money is needed for this. Students can callcollect, use a calling card or a pre-paid long distance card.
  50. 50. One of the most rewarding results of a trip to Mansfield is the deepeningof friendships and the making of new friends. The overall theme of theweek is "community". Groups that work hard and are successful cancontinue to grow as a community throughout the school year.
  51. 51. GOING HOME ! ! !There is a pay phone for the students. Students are encouraged to callhome, during free time, and let their family know how they are gettingalong. No money is needed for this. Students can call collect, use acalling card or a pre-paid long distance card.

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