What is OCE?

Outdoor Christian Education

The purpose of an Outdoor Christian Education Centre is to provide an educational experience that enables students to fully appreciate God's Creation in its natural setting. From snowshoeing in the winter time, to rock-climbing in the spring time, it's all an intricate part of human development both physically and spiritually. This unique opportunity builds team work, excellence, growth and wisdom that carries on with the students throughout their lives.

Our programs strive to make intentional connections to:

God's Creation (appreciation & curiosity)
Nature Stewardship (environment & resources)
People (relationships, teamwork & leadership)
Curriculum (solid learning outcomes)

O.C.E. emphasizes God's creation and the need for discovery and understanding of His world around us. We teach a Biblical creationist view of our world, learning how to become creation stewards, with clear ecological knowledge of interrelationships between living creatures and their environments, as well as an understanding of the effects we have on the ecosystem. The result is increased awareness, skills needed to live responsibly, renewed hearts and minds, and a more informed outlook on God's multi-faceted creation.

Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature have been seen from what has been made, so that man is without excuse."

Student's come to recognize creation's author - God, and realize that the creator lives, is active daily, and that Christ acted on our behalf with His sacrificial death, leading to Salvation for all who believe. We can know comfort, purpose and peace, regardless of the 'storms' that life brings our way and we can have the hope of eternity with God.

Fair Glen O.C.E. is designed to co-educate with the ministries of various Christian schools and Homeschool Groups. We provide students with 'hands-on' direct learning, interdisciplinary academics, and practical life and character growth.

"To look is one thing. To see what you look at is another. To understand what you see is a third. To learn from what you understand is still something else. But to act on what you learn is all that really matters." [Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, The 7 Laws of the Learner].


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