Inside Education closely monitors all Alberta Health regulations. We follow all guidance and health measures for K-12 schools in Alberta. School health and safety measures as recommended at the time the summit will be strictly enforced, including health screening, masks, sanitization, cohorting, physical distancing. Supervising teachers will be responsible for ensuring any specific requirements for their school or school district that are beyond those recommended by Alberta Health at the time of the summit.

Who is eligible to attend?

Alberta high school students, 14 years and older, along with their teachers. Schools can apply with a team of two teachers and four students.

What is a Forest Education Project?

School teams are asked to take their learning and share it with their peers, school community, or beyond through a forest education project! Students may come with a project in mind, or they may use the Summit to help a new idea grow. The sky’s the limit but some ideas include: a reforestation/naturalization project, a forest career day or education event at your school or with a neighbouring one, an urban design project using forest materials, or a carbon offset project.

All expenses paid – What’s Covered?

Both students and teachers receive a full scholarship to attend the summit – this includes the program, accommodations, social events and meals starting with evening refreshments on Thursday to lunch on Sunday.

We can also provide a supply teacher stipend and travel subsidy if required.

What about travel to and from the summit?

Travel arrangements to and from the summit in Kananaskis Country are the team’s responsibility. Inside Education will connect schools interested in ride sharing and carpooling, if possible.

What are the rooming arrangements?

Inside Education has reserved a large room block for the summit at Mount Kidd Manor in Kananaskis Country. All schools will be assigned 4 rooms that are in close proximity – Student rooms are double occupancy and teacher rooms are single occupancy (unless requested otherwise). Schools will be asked to submit their rooming list 4 weeks in advance of the summit.

[Note: We are aware that Mount Kidd Manor is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are confident that the hotel will be fully operational long before October.]

Supply Teacher Subsidy

If necessary, each attending teacher may apply for a maximum $225 subsidy toward the cost of a substitute teacher for Thursday and Friday ($75/ ½ day Thursday & $150/full day Friday). Teachers are required to adhere to the Inside Education Supply Teacher Subsidy Policy.Travel arrangements to and from the summit in Kananaskis Country are the team’s responsibility. Inside Education will connect schools interested in ride sharing and carpooling, if possible.

How do you ensure safety at the summit?

Inside Education staff are committed to safety and value the delivery of a safe program above all else. We will make every effort to ensure a safe environment for all summit delegates, staff, and presenters.

Inside Education Staff

  • Program staff will have current standard first aid and CPR certification and passed a criminal records background check.
  • There will be a first aid kit available in each program room.
  • Inside Education staff will be recognizable throughout the summit by wearing Inside Education logos.

Behaviour expectations

Summit delegates are representing their schools and communities, and are expected to maintain the standards of behaviour set forth by their school and their supervising teacher(s). Delegates will be further expected to adhere to all school division policies with respect to the use of alcohol and drugs.

Who is responsible for supervising students?

The teachers attending will be the primary connection to Inside Education. The students will be under their supervision and are ultimately the responsibility of the supervising teacher for the duration of the summit. There is no need to worry, however, because we have a jam-packed program to keep them busy!

Is there free time? What can we do?

Delegates will have some free time outside of the summit program, though any activities conducted during this time will be at the discretion of the supervising teacher(s). Mount Kidd Manor, our summit hotel provides access to the resort’s indoor waterpark, indoor/outdoor hot tubs and spa and fitness centre. The use of these facilities, including any additional costs, is at the discretion of the supervising teacher(s).