Learning camping skills - by Sam AllardAt Haliburton Forest we take pride in being a sustainable forest. While participating in one of our camping trips, students will learn how to "leave no trace" creating the a minimal impact on the environment. Students will develop an understanding of how to become more aware of their impacts and consequences that result on the environments that surround them. Your students will also learn more about themselves and working within group situations. Come discover and experience our sustainable forest by hiking, canoeing, or biking and learn to camp or build upon your camping skills. Camping equipment and food can be provided for you to ease the idea of camping. This program can be partnered with many of the other experiential lessons that are offered. These programs will be tailored to fit your individual interests and goals. 


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Expectations for Grade 7

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1- use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2- use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate in a wide variety of program activities, according to their capabilities
A1.2 - demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute to their personal enjoyment of being active
A1.3 - demonstrate an understanding of the factors that motivate or impede participation in physical activity every day
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others
A3.2 - demonstrate an understanding of procedures for anticipating and responding to hazards that may lead to injury or ailments while participating in physical activity outdoors

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of locomotor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.3 - send, receive, and retain a variety of objects, while taking into account their position and motion in relation to others, equipment, and boundaries, while applying basic principles of movement
B2.1 - demonstrate an understanding of the components of a range of physical, and apply this understanding as they participate in a variety of physical activities in indoor and outdoor environments