Single Day Trips

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Enrich student learning with hands-on experiences! With as little as a half day, your group can benefit from fun and adventurous activities that build confidence and make school curriculum come to life. Since 1988, Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre has provided high quality outdoor education and experiential learning to students of all ages and abilities.

Questions? Contact our Groups Coordinator

(250) 703-6051 or info@hornelake.com

why choose us?

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For nearly 30 years, our guides have led youth and adults on amazing adventures and inspired leadership through personal growth. The Horne Lake Outdoor Centre provides a wide variety of experiential learning and curriculum-based programming, delivered by passionate professionals in spectacular outdoor environments. With its central location, groups can arrive at the park and start their activities. Home to award-winning Adventure Based Learning programs and caving trips, we host many schools, Boy Scout groups, Girl Guides, Community and Recreation centres, and Business Teambuilding programs from all over the island, Lower Mainland and even neighbouring states and provinces!

  • Exciting and unique activities that support and enhance school curriculum
  • Reasonably priced programming aimed to provide opportunity for all students
  • Prime space available May – September
  • A spectacular setting – all of our activities are are a short walk away
  • Participants learn to build trust by focusing on safety, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Healthy student interaction promotes respect for self, others and the environment.

Activity Choices

School Cave Geology Tour

Come and experience one of Vancouver Island’s most outstanding natural wonders. Our Cave Geology Program is designed specifically to support school curriculum. Students explore the geologic history of underground caverns, learn about crystal formations and see ancient fossils. This unique program combines an excellent learning environment with fun-filled adventure. What they learn in a cave they won’t soon forget!

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School Cave Tour Fees per person: (inc. adult supervisors)

Grp of 10–18 $28 +GST
Grp of 19–33 $24 +GST
Grp of 34–60 $20 +GST

1 Free Adult Supervisor is allotted for every 14 students

  • Minimum age is 7 years old
  • 2.5 – 4 hours duration (depending on group size)
  • each group is led by a certified and knowledgeable guide
  • helmets and lights provided
  • Supports curriculum in Earth Sciences and P.E.
  • expand student boundaries in a supportive environment

Rock Rappelling Experience

Bring your students to a new classroom of natural rock. Our most popular adventure program is designed to provide basic experience “on-rope” in a fun and supportive environment. Aside from the sheer thrill, students get valuable life-skill development from challenging themselves, trying something that seems impossible, feeling success and confidence by not giving up, and strategies to manage fear and trust.  Exciting and powerful!

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Program fee: $29 + GST per person (1 Free Adult Supervisor is allotted for every 14 students)

  • Minimum age is 7 years old
  • The Rock Wall is located within a 1km hike of our Visitor Centre
  • All participants are instructed in rock and rope safety and fitted with UIAA approved helmets, harnesses and rappelling gear.
  • While on the rock, participants are secured by a safety line at all times.

Team Building Challenge

What can you learn from group challenges? This session will run through a series of games starting with introductory ice-breakers that will assist everyone in working together. Then groups are presented with challenges that require “creative solutions”. Along the way, students learn a lot about themselves and communicating with others. A great way to get everyone “in the zone”.

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Program fee: $22 + GST per person (1 Free Adult Supervisor is allotted for every 14 students)

  • program takes place in a shaded wooded setting
  • activities are chosen to match age and ability
  • duration is approx. 2 hrs.

Optional Lunch Program

Plan on the convenience of having lunch waiting for you before or after your activities. Enjoy a healthy and nutritious brown-bag lunch inc. sandwich, fruit, vegetables and a drink prepared by professional caterers and delivered onsite to you.

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Lunch fees – $11.50 per person + GST (depending on group size)

  • Brown-bag lunch inc. Chicken Ceaser Wrap or sandwich
  • fresh fruit – apple or orange
  • pasta salad
  • dessert & juice box
  • special dietary needs available with advance notice
  • $600 min. fee (52 people)
  • meals prepared by Plates Catering