Click the Programs tab for details on the 2024 programs being offered, including dates.

Registration for MAS 2024 opens at noon on Monday, January 8, 2024!

Everyone who experiences it will tell you: there’s nothing like it.

Spend up to two weeks at camp gaining skills in a variety of outdoor pursuit activities, achieving High School credits, and earning real world certifications towards management skills and becoming guides!


What is MAS?

Mountain Adventure School is a summer school offering a unique learning experience for students from grades 10-12. The program provides options for students to progress over four summers, achieving high school credits while being immersed in the outdoors.

MAS programs meet the Alberta curriculum outcomes for CALM, Physical Education 10, 20 and 30, and various CTS credits. The courses are provided through a combination of online and in-person instruction, with outdoor pursuits as the medium for learning. Students get to experience lake and river canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, trail biking, camping and wilderness living skills!

MAS 100 Level

Entry level courses, including high school credits such as Phys Ed and CALM.

MAS 200 Level

Phys Ed 20 or 30 plus CTS credit options. Real world certifications such as Wilderness First Aid and Paddle Canada Skills.

MAS 300 Level

Phys Ed 30 and Leadership fundamentals course. Intermediate certifications including Paddle Canada Waterfront Instructor and Camping Basics.

MAS 400 Level

Employable outdoor certifications including Wilderness Advanced First Aid which is the minimum standard course for outdoor instructors or guides.

Click to see full course descriptions!

What do we do at camp?

Living and learning in a camp setting, students are taught real world skills in whitewater canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and rappelling, wilderness living and more! Intermixed with these adventure activities are classroom sessions, and amazing opportunities for both personal and group development. Students in their second year and beyond begin to develop management skills as they assist lead instructors in activities around camp. A week or longer at camp gives students an unforgettable experience bringing many life-long skills and certifications. 

MAS is for everyone.

Make high school credits fun, learn outdoor activities, pursue a career in the outdoor community, or simply enjoy a wilderness adventure with friends – whatever your goal, MAS is a great place to start living, learning and loving the outdoors!