Are you up for the Adventure?
We invite you to learn about the CELP program and how you can be involved
What is CELP, what does it involve and why is it a unique program?
Considering applying for CELP? Here are some frequently asked questions for students.
CELP Students lead an acclaimed program for over 250 local grade 5 students.
View the 2015 calendar for a detailed view of what activities are included in CELP.
The program includes 3 extended overnight wilderness trips.
CELP students do valuable community service work throughout the semester.
The Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) is a 4-credit program offered to 24 grade 10 students at Norwell DSS during the winter semester
Students attend school at a wilderness site that serves as their classroom. Students develop their leadership and advocacy skills through active participation in extended wilderness trips. Students also work closely within their community on significant community-based environmental projects.
All four courses (academic science, environmental science, civics and careers, and outdoor activities) are fully integrated in this unique hands-on program. Every year, as part of their advocacy, students plan, prepare and lead a 3-day environmental leadership program for grade fives called Earthkeepers.
This is a leading edge program that helps create action-orientated environmental stewards with the confidence and knowledge to make a difference while at the same time fulfilling all curriculum expectations.
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Careers & Civics
Introduction to CELP
CELP is a 4-credit program and students earn regular credits they would receive in a normal school semester
- Health & Environment
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Waste Management
- Energy Conservation
Civics & Careers
2 Half Credits}
- Government & Citizenship
- Leadership & Teambuilding
- Problem Solving
- Communication & Respect
News & Blogs
Norwell CELP receives Young Heritage Leaders award from Ontario Heritage Trust
Students: Tree planting program provides benefits for community, environment from the Wellington Advertiser
This year’s CELP students were asked to respond in writing to an applicant considering the program. Here’s what they said….
Considering CELP? Here are some common questions students ask about the program and how it fits into their academic life.