Rock Climbing

Children rock climbing - by Sam AllardThere are many places in Ontario that you can climb on natural rock walls, but at Haliburton Forest we have a one of a kind rock face that is appropriate for all students. In just one place we will teach students how to climb, belay, work together, create a positive space, and to challenge themselves on different routes.

This natural rock wall is located at our Stocking Lake facility which also provides students with an off-the-grid experience.

Students can learn about solar panels, living lightly on the land, sustainable resource management, participating within sustainable activities, and more. Students learn so much about themselves, therefore making this experience one that is hard to pass up. Come participate in one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences Haliburton Forest has to offer. 


Please contact our facilitators for inquires and pricing information at

School group rock climbing - by Sam Allard

Expectations for Grade 11

Geography: Physical Geography – Patterns, Process, and Interactions
Foundations – Space and Systems
SE.BKU6 – identify the interconnections among natural systems within selected ecosystems
SE.LTA – analyse the relationship between the present characteristics of local landforms and the processes that shaped them

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