Jumping off a cliff on McDonald Lake - by Sam AllardThe Haliburton Forest property has over 60 lakes that are perfect for your students to engage in some swimming. Each swimmer will be required to demonstrate a simple swim test of swimming fifty meters and treding water for one minute in order to swim without a personal floatation device unless otherwise stated by the school. These lakes are headwaters to three major watersheds and therefore are very pristine and clean.

Students will learn about proper care for the area and safety while swimming. It is essential for students to understand the concept of sustainability and living lightly; swimming is a perfect example for the reasons for people to act responsibly within and around this environment.  Stop in at one of the swimming spots with a guide to cool off for a few minutes or allow us to build water based initiative programs for your group for an extended period of time. Our waterfront staff is certified with a minimum of the Lifesaving Society's Bronze Cross and Red Cross Standard First Aid and Basic CPR to ensure the safety of all participants.

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


Expectations for Grade 11

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