Travel and Outreach Programs

The Comparative Civilizations Program (with overseas travel) is an intensely spiritual, life-affirming experience so we are eager to bring back the program for the 2023/2024 school year with the trip to Europe occurring some time in March of 2024. Below is a sample draft of course credit and potential travel destinations.

Please note that you can earn a minimum of 12 credits by choosing at least three courses from the following Comparative Civilizations Program course list:

  • CompCiv - Art Studio 12 (with overseas travel)

  • CompCiv - Christian Studies 12 (with overseas travel)

  • CompCiv - Comparative Cultures 12 (with overseas travel)

  • CompCiv - Philosophy 12 (with overseas travel)

  • CompCiv - World Religions 12 (with overseas travel)

Each study/travel course combo is designed to best fit your particular interests and transcript needs. For more information about coursework and credits, contact Mr. Eric Vanee <>.

Tentative Dates: 12 days** in the last three weeks of March 2024. Lord willing, the trip will focus on major destinations in Greece, Rome, and Paris**. It will be a fast-paced adventure filled with wonder and excitement. For more information about trip particulars and fees/costs, contact Mr. Mark Daley <>.

Program Fee: $4000.00 to $4500.00**

  • We will hold a detailed INFO Night in mid-September 2023. Time and Date: TBA

  • A verbal commitment is required by early October 2023.

  • A $1500 non-refundable deposit is due mid-October 2023.

Application Process for HCOS Students:

PLEASE NOTE that application for this program will open up the beginning of May 2023. At that time you should follow these steps to apply:

  1. Log into your ENCOM account

  2. Click Select Courses

  3. Select the courses with the CompCiv prefix in the Grade 12 course selection list (typing 'CompCiv' in the Course Search bar will list the relevant courses).

  4. In the fall of 2023, you will be contacted by program staff to complete the application process.

Application Process for BCOS Students:

PLEASE NOTE that application for this program will open up the beginning of May 2023. If you already have an account with BCOS, simply call our office to add courses:

Kelowna: 250-980-5622

Toll Free: 1-877-862-2707

If you do not have a BCOS account, just fill out the BCOS application form.

**In view of current economic circumstances, trip length, price, and exact locations are approximations.**


** Please note, that due to Ministry requirements during Stage 2 of 'Back to School' currently the Adventure Discipleship Trip is under evaluation. International travel and overnight school trips are not allowed and planning for alternative experiences and learning is underway. Please contact Mr. Nelson or Mr. Lamden for more information.

Are you a gr.10-12 student who is wanting to challenge yourself in faith, life and adventure in the wild of God’s Creation, and earn high school credits while doing so?

If so, then you may want to consider the Adventure Discipleship Program with HCOS.

The Adventure Discipleship Program provides students a chance to work toward up to 14 credits towards their grad program completion. Students work toward credit for PE, Applied Skills, Christian Studies and Leadership, while also preparing for (and participating in!) a week long backpacking trip. Previous trip locations have included the South Chilcotin Mountains, Cape Scott, Strathcona, and the Nootka Trail.

Imagine…a week backpacking in God’s wild with fellow students and professional guides…as part of your school year!

For more information or to sign-up please contact James Nelson <>.