School group canoe trip - by Sam AllardAs one of the program options, canoe skills instruction will provide participants with introductory to intermediate canoeing skills. There is a focus on safe boating practices along with an experiential approach to understanding how to paddle and work together. Basic instruction is followed by a journey through one or more of the over 60 lakes found on Haliburton Forest's property. Other boating traffic on our lakes is kept to a minimum as we have a restriction on motorized vessels (the maximum motor allowed into the property's lakes is 9.9 horse power.) [beautiful-view-from-a-campsite-by-Kim-Higgins.jpg] This restriction offers a quiet and safe environment for an introduction to this truly Canadian experience. Using the canoeing experience as a mode of transportation, students can learn many things about the forest and waters that surround them. Press your students' limits and add in other programming to your visit. The more your students learn, the more appreciation they will acquire for this beautiful natural environment. 

School Class canoe trip - by Sam AllardOur Group Experiences department is fully equipped to take large groups on wilderness canoeing adventures for up to five days. From our property we have access to several lake chains that lead into the Frost Center Property and Haliburton Highlands Water Trails. Depending on the interest of the group, we have the capability to give instruction in food and gear packing as well as strategic route planning and map reading. Canoe tripping is an excellent way to experience the forest from a different point of view. It provides participants with opportunities to demonstrate leadership in an alternative environment. Much of our feedback suggests that the wilderness tripping situation allows otherwise quiet leaders to come forth and demonstrate their abilities. Guided by our experienced facilitation staff, the tripping experience has the capacity to create a cohesive group that develops a further understanding of the value of great communication and cooperative efforts. All guides leading canoe trips have a minimum of Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certificates.

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Expectations for Grade 11

Geographics: The Geographers Tool Kit
Human-Environment Interactions
SE.BKU4 – describe the role of geo-technologies in outdoor recreation

Science: Workplace
Human Impact on the Environment
SE.UBC1 - analyse interactions between the environment and human activities

Healthy Active Living Education
Physical Activity
SE.MS1 – demonstrate the development of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.SR1 – apply the specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreational and sports activities, including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – explain factors that affect performance and participation in recreational and sports activities
SE.SR3 – use ethical strategies and tactics to enhance their performance in specific situations and conditions

Active Living
SE.AP2 – demonstrate personal improvement in their performance of a variety of physical activities
SE.SP4 - describe strategies that will affect their choice of activities and encourage lifelong participation and enjoyment
SE.SP5 – demonstrate positive, responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.SP6 – demonstrate leadership
SE.S1 – apply appropriate guidelines and procedures for safe participation in physical activities
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Living Skills
SE.DM1 – describe their understanding of what constitutes healthy active living
SE.SM1 – describe the positive and negative effects of stresses that are part of daily life