Travel and Outreach Programs


Are you a grade 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 (ADP) with HCOS.

 The Adventure Discipleship Program provides students a chance to work toward up to 12 credits towards their grad program completion.  Students work toward credit for PE/Outdoor Education, 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 or Mark Lamden 

Comparative Civilizations Program

The Comparative Civilizations Program (with overseas travel) is an intensely spiritual, life-affirming experience completed during the Spring Semester of the 2024/2025 school year, with the trip to Europe occurring sometime in March 2025. Below is a sample draft of course credit and potential travel destinations available to students in grade 11 or grade 12. 

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:

Each study/travel course combo is designed to fit your particular interests and transcript needs best. To help make meaningful personal connections to what you see and experience on the trip, you will begin an intensive weekly program of studies in early/mid-January. Each CompCiv lesson will feature a 1.5-hour online Zoom lecture on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm** and be followed by a robust weekly assignment set. There are typically 9-10 lessons before the trip and 3-4 lessons after the trip. You will also complete a field assignment during your travels at a location of your choosing. For more information about coursework and credits, contact Mr. Eric Vanee <>.

Tentative Dates: 12 days** in the last three weeks of March 2025. Lord willing, the trip will focus on major destinations in Greece, Italy, and France**. 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:  $4500.00**

Application Process for HCOS Students:  

HCOS students can apply for this program at any time. Just contact your Grad Advisor and ask to be put in the Comp Civ Overseas Travel Program Interest Pool

Application Process for BCOS Students:  

Cross-enrolled BCOS students can apply for this program at any time. Just contact the BCOS office and ask to be put in the Comp Civ Overseas Travel Program Interest Pool

Kelowna: 250-980-5622

Toll Free: 1-877-862-2707

If you do not have a BCOS account, you will need to fill out the BCOS application form.

**In view of economic circumstances and teacher schedules, trip length, price, exact locations, and lecture nights are approximations.**

SEAL Team Outreach Program

Serving others - Exploring Faith - Advancing the Gospel - Leading with Integrity

Are you looking for ways to serve the global community? Are you interested in deepening your relationship with Jesus? Have you wondered what you can do to share the love of Jesus with the world around us? 

The SEAL Team outreach program at Heritage Christian Online School is a travel and outreach program that aims to help students grow in their own faith, develop as servant leaders, and have a positive, spiritual impact on the world around them. 

This year, our team will partner with Impact Ministries in Guatemala to support their ongoing work in the region of Tactic in northern Guatemala. Our team will travel to Guatemala in early April of 2025 and be involved in a variety of outreach and service activities while there. Students should budget about $2800 to cover the costs of this year's trip.

Team members will also meet regularly throughout the school year to grow as a team and work through their Christian Studies and Leadership coursework. Student team members will earn 4 Christian Studies course credits and 4 Leadership course credits through their participation in bi-weekly zoom classes on Fridays from 9-10 am as well as the activities they are involved in while on the ground in Guatemala. 

SEAL Team Member Application Form: SEAL team applications for 2024/25 coming soon!

For more information contact the SEAL team leaders: 

Trish Vandop:

Ryan Bedwell: