Erin Beagle and Chris White launch the first school programs at the Educo site. The season expands to run from May to September. Teachers embrace the opportunity for their students to learn outside and step beyond the walls of the classroom.
The Moose Valley canoe and portage route is created by Educo staff and 100 Mile community members. Together with the government, they work to designate Moose Valley as a provincial park. Certain lakes, such as Kirkland and Maitland, are named after passionate pioneers of the park.
The A-frame student cabins are burned in a fire at site. Nobody is harmed and the lone surviving cabin (now called “Dragonfly”) is saved by a team of students and staff. Fire lines and a pump are installed the following year.
The first high ropes course is installed at the start of and during the 1970 course. Climbing ropes, harnesses and high ropes courses were all made from second hand cargo rope from Vancouver wharves or new 12 mm layered-up nylon industrial rope.