What is SWAT?
SWAT stands for: Spartan Wilderness Adventure Team.
SWAT is an outdoor, extra curricular program that focuses on eco-friendly camping/canoeing practices and provides students an opportunity to experience Saskatchewan's natural beauty first hand.
Our Mission: to develop responsible, respectful members and to build leadership skills that are transferable to life after school. SWAT strives to promote critical thinking and increase planning and problem solving skills while expanding outdoor skills.
Our Vision: Respect, Safety, Pride and Growth
SWAT will provide an opportunity for students to take on challenges and experiences individually and as a group that will help prepare them to be responsible leaders in our community. Students will understand their capabilities and learn that working together and supporting those around you are essential to survival in our world.
SWAT goes beyond the classroom and becomes an experience that builds leadership capacity, relationships, self-confidence and self esteem.
challenge you physically and mentally through:
Hiking, canoeing, outdoor survival skills, map reading, orienteering and camping skills.
challenge you emotionally through:
Responsibility, character building, trust and teamwork.
Outdoor skills, an appreciation of the outdoors, leadership skills, responsibility, environmental awareness, self confidence and self esteem.
To develop responsible, respectful members and to build leadership skills that are transferable to life after school.
To promote critical thinking and increase planning and problem solving skills.
To provide an opportunity to expand outdoor skills and to increase the opportunity for members to enjoy the vast natural wonders of Saskatchewan and beyond in an eco-friendly manner which may be otherwise inaccessible for students.
To promote Eco-Tourism and increase capacity for minimum impact/no trace camping.
To develop values that will increase an appreciation and respect to nature.
To develop skills that allow students to appreciate the natural world through direct experience.
To demonstrate safety practices while engaged in outdoor experiences.
To cultivate an appreciation and understanding of how other cultures view wildlife and nature.