Marymount Academy
February 02, 2021

Adventure 2 the Yukon

Marymount Academy’s senior leadership class has created a school-wide challenge to promote outdoor activities and an active lifestyle during the pandemic called Adventure 2 the Yukon. Students and staff are tracking their distance covered by participating in various outdoor activities through our website ( The total distance covered is tallied up, in order to move us (virtually) along the route between Marymount and Whitehorse. The challenge is running from December 21 to March 21. Winter activities that participants can use for tracking include snowshoeing, skiing, walking, hiking, and skating. Through these activities, our goal is to cover the almost 5000km from Marymount to Whitehorse, Yukon. We will hopefully be meeting up with students from F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse, Yukon, who will be traveling in the opposite direction towards us. During our journey there are 15 virtual geocaches that act as landmarks along the route, where participants get rewards, as well as learning historical facts and significance to that area. The overall goal is to get staff and students active and outdoors, while having fun and, hopefully, surmounting a unique challenge together as a school community!

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