School group canoe trip - by Sam AllardAs one of the program options, canoe skills instruction will provide participants with introductory to intermediate canoeing skills. There is a focus on safe boating practices along with an experiential approach to understanding how to paddle and work together. Basic instruction is followed by a journey through one or more of the over 60 lakes found on Haliburton Forest's property. Other boating traffic on our lakes is kept to a minimum as we have a restriction on motorized vessels (the maximum motor allowed into the property's lakes is 9.9 horse power.) [beautiful-view-from-a-campsite-by-Kim-Higgins.jpg] This restriction offers a quiet and safe environment for an introduction to this truly Canadian experience. Using the canoeing experience as a mode of transportation, students can learn many things about the forest and waters that surround them. Press your students' limits and add in other programming to your visit. The more your students learn, the more appreciation they will acquire for this beautiful natural environment. 

School Class canoe trip - by Sam AllardOur Group Experiences department is fully equipped to take large groups on wilderness canoeing adventures for up to five days. From our property we have access to several lake chains that lead into the Frost Center Property and Haliburton Highlands Water Trails. Depending on the interest of the group, we have the capability to give instruction in food and gear packing as well as strategic route planning and map reading. Canoe tripping is an excellent way to experience the forest from a different point of view. It provides participants with opportunities to demonstrate leadership in an alternative environment. Much of our feedback suggests that the wilderness tripping situation allows otherwise quiet leaders to come forth and demonstrate their abilities. Guided by our experienced facilitation staff, the tripping experience has the capacity to create a cohesive group that develops a further understanding of the value of great communication and cooperative efforts. All guides leading canoe trips have a minimum of Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certificates.

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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