Educo Adventure School acknowledges both here and on each program that we are grateful to live, learn, and teach on the traditional territories of the Secwepemc Nation.
Inspiring young people for life through transformative wilderness experiences. Young people are encouraged to invite challenge, express themselves, support each other, accept opportunities, and participate in the adventures of life.
We seek opportunities to choose courage in adversity and we value the growth achieved by doing so. We believe taking calculated risks, being in nature, and living as part of a group provides ample opportunity for such growth.
We are young at heart! We aim to find new perspectives. Through exploration, play, and journeys we embrace the meaning of re-spect; we “take a second look” and discover!
Human shares the same root as humility: humus or “of the Earth”. We explore what it means to be human and to be grounded. We appreciate our connection to the Earth, ourselves, and others.
We train in honesty, appreciation, and vulnerability. We value these skills of community which provide a circle of support for the voices of people.
We can’t predict what new insights will emerge from a situation but we can be ready to embrace them – that’s the spirit of Educo! We trust that we have everything that we need with and within us and we allow each person’s defining character to shine through.
Educo was founded by Geoff Tisch in 1969 and registered as a nonprofit organization under the BC Society Act in May 1970. Educo achieved charitable status some years later. Educo School was the registered name of our organization until 2020. In 2020 Educo School underwent a legal name change to JUMP! Canada Society. The names Educo, Educo Canada, and Educo Adventure School are now used to refer to JUMP! Canada Society programs that run from the Little Holden site just outside of 100 Mile House, BC.
The JUMP! Connection
JUMP! was founded by an inspired Educo alumnus. After the 2017 summer season, when wildfires caused program cancellations that threatened the future of Educo, JUMP! stepped in to lend a hand and a beautiful partnership was born. When Geoff Tisch emailed from New Zealand to offer his blessing regarding the relatively new relationship between JUMP! and Educo he wrote that “they are of the same spirit and intent” and we couldn’t agree more.
BC Camps Association is a provincial organization ensuring accredited camps provide safe and high quality camp experiences. Educo maintains an accredited membership status and is subject to site and operational inspections as scheduled by the BCCA.
ACCT develops, refines, and publishes standards for installing, maintaining, and managing challenge courses. Educo’s high ropes course, climbing wall, and gear are all inspected annually by Adventureworks! Associates, Inc.