2000

The Educo site is purchased. The lease is fully paid!  Educo is grateful to have such a wonderful home. A big thank you to the donors who helped Educo to purchase the site!

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1997

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.

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1985

Dawna Lace, Judith Kleinstein, and other adventurous women lead Educo’s first Girls Course!

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1983

Students and staff hop aboard BC Rail to travel to mountains in the Lillooet area.  On the trains, the staff surprise students and other passengers with wild skits and shenanigans.

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1982

Program facilitation grows to emphasize teamwork, inclusion, humour, appreciation, and self-expression from the heart.

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1975

Educo runs its first programs featuring out-trip expeditions!  Groups head to Mount Bowman in the Marble Mountain Range near Clinton, B.C.

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1974

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.

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1972

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.

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1972

Next to the Main Cabin, a 45-foot well is dug and a hand pump is installed.  Stella and her “Educo Gold” quickly become an integral piece of life at Educo.

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1970

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.

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