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 12

Healthy Active Living Education
Active Living
SE.AP7 – demonstrate leadership in creating a positive climate that promotes participation and safety

Living Skills
SE.DM2 – demonstrate an understanding of the impact of complex personal decisions and the ethical considerations associated with these decisions
SE.DM3 – explain the influence of cultural norms
SE.CR1 – describe positive and negative aspects of conflict
SE.CR2 – demonstrate an understanding of the factors that promote harmony among people
SE.CR3 – demonstrate an ability to use strategies to cope with conflict
SE.SS1 – demonstrate an ability to work effectively with groups of individuals from different cultures to accomplish group goals
SE.SS2 – demonstrate an ability to use strategies needed to overcome the barriers to functioning effectively as a group
SE.SS3 – demonstrate an ability to use appropriate strategies to reach group consensus
SE.SS4 – explain qualities and factors that promote and enhance close personal relationships

Recreation and Fitness Leadership
SE.LSt1 – define the concept of leadership
SE.LSt3 – evaluate the effectiveness of various leadership styles
SE.LSt4 – apply the leadership style required for a particular situation
SE.LSt5 – analyse their own preferred style of leadership
SE.LSk1 – apply communication skills and strategies that help develop positive relationships
SE.LSk2 – demonstrate an understanding of strategies that facilitate the decision-making process, taking into consideration self, others, and available resources
SE.LSk3 – demonstrate an ability to use strategies to minimize and resolve conflict
SE.LSk4 – demonstrate an ability to use time management skills
SE.GD1 – describe the factors that affect group development
SE.GD3 – analyse how the roles played by various members of a group contribute to group effectiveness
SE.TS1 – demonstrate an ability to facilitate behaviour within a group that is respectful of each individual's thoughts and opinion
SE.TS2 – demonstrate an ability to take responsibility for carrying out tasks assigned by the group
SE.TS3 – demonstrate an understanding of strategies that facilitate group effectiveness
SE.TS4 – demonstrate leadership skills through their participation in a variety of leadership activities