SWAT (Students of Warman Adventure Team)

The Students of Warman Adventure Team (S.W.A.T.) is back in action with many exciting activities planned for semester two. Our mission is to connect youth with the amazing Saskatchewan prairies, lakes and forests while helping students gain an appreciation for nature. With this in mind, we have planned a variety of activities, learning opportunities and trips. S.W.A.T. is an extra-curricular club, however, there are times that activities will require students to be out of the classroom during regular school hours. In this event, it is each participant’s responsibility to get caught up on missed classroom work.

The large majority of costs associated with S.W.A.T. are covered by grants from Sask. Lotteries, donations from the Warman Diamond Rodeo Association and Warman High School, however, this year we are asking students pay a participant fee of $50.00. This will help offset a variety of activity fees and equipment costs associated with the program. This fee will be collected by Ms. Handwork or Mrs. Wegren. A portion of this fee will be repaid if the student volunteers at the Warman Diamond Rodeo this June 12-14.

Canoe trips are popular events for S.W.A.T. members. Students will be required to attend mandatory training dates in order to be eligible for a canoe trip. The advanced trip is open first to grade 12 students who have previously been on a W.H.S. canoe trip, and then to grade 11’s. The beginner trip will be offered to all other students that go through all the mandatory training.

Please review the below listed events with your son/daughter. Where possible, we have included time parameters for the activities. Additional information will be provided, where necessary, closer to the date. We also request you sign and return the Medical Fitness Form as well as Parent Permission Form, which are required for students to participate. These forms will also be collected by Ms. Handwork and Mrs. Wegren.

Staff S.W.A.T. members include Mr. Schmidt, Mr. Brandt, Mr. Perry, Mrs. Henkleman, Ms. Handwork and Mrs. Wegren. Please do not hesitate to contact any of these staff members with questions or concerns. We are looking forward to many great adventures!

2014-2015 SWAT (Students of Warman Adventure Team) Schedule

Date Time Activity
Feb. 5 – Thursday 12:06- 12:45 Start Up Information Lunch – bring your lunch
Feb.10 – Tuesday 12:06- 12:45 Wall Climbing sign up and info
Feb. 11 – Wednesday 2:15 – 5:45 Wall Climbing – Grip It
Feb. 24 – Tuesday 12:06- 12:45 Snowshoe info and sign up
Feb. 26 – Thursday 2:15 – Nisbet Forest Snowshoe
Mar. 5 – Thursday 12:06- 12:45 Ski Trip info and sign up
Mar. 13 – Friday 3:15 – Night Ski Table Mountain
Mar. 19- Thursday 3:15 – 4:30 Outdoor survival training
Mar. 26 – Thursday 3:15 – 4:30 Gear Packing Info Session
Apr. 16 – Thursday 3:15 – 4:30 Menu planning Session
April 30 – Thursday 12:30 – 3:00 Swim Testing Harry Bailey
May 7 – Thursday 3:15 – 5:00 Canoe Training – at Prairie Oasis (Must be at 2 of 3)
May 12 – Tuesday 3:15 – 5:00 Canoe Training – at Prairie Oasis(Must be at 2 of 3)
May 14 – Thursday 3:15 – 5:00 Canoe Training – at Prairie Oasis(Must be at 2 of 3)
May 22 – Friday 12:15 – 3:00 Food prep, paddle, tent set up and portage
May 30 – June 2 All day/night Advanced canoe trip
June 7 – June 9 All day/night Beginner canoe trip