High-Ropes Challenge Course

Testing your balance on the high ropes course - by Sam AllardThe high-ropes course will impress you at first glance. It's only thirty feet off the ground, but it's on top of a cliff, so it looks like a hundred feet off the ground when you get up there! After a short hike to the course from Stocking Lake or a drive from Base Camp, challenge your students to balancing on cables while being attached with over built safety equipment. Your guide will provide all the instruction you need for a safe environment and watch as your students smile, laugh, build confidence, learn from eachother, and provide support to one another. This challenge course is designed to press the limits of your students, and creating great learning and growing opportunities for them. The high-ropes course is located at our Stocking Lake facilitymeaning you could rock climb in the morning and challenge the high-ropes in the afternoon. Students will also be taught about off-the-grid living, sustainability, and responsibility towards the environment while staying at this facility. Couple this activity with a solo-sit at night and listen to the experiences of your students around the fire; it is a positive eye-opener for teachers and students alike. Returning home, your students will not stop talking about this challenge course. 


Please contact our facilitation staff for inquiries and pricing information at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Expectations for Grade 11

Healthy Active Living Education
Active Living
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.SS1 - explain aspects of the process of group dynamics
SE.SS2 – evaluate group effectiveness
SE.SS3 – use strategies for giving constructive feedback to individuals and groups
SE.SS4 – explain their contribution to the maintenance of positive peer relationships