Dog Sledding

Running sled dogs in a tour - by Kim HigginsDog sledding is the ultimate activity for being physically active, having fun, building relationships, enjoying animals, and finding a love for the winter. Your students will participate in a historic and sustainable method of travel while enjoying their natural surroundings. Students have the opportunity, in pairs, to drive their own dog sled team, through the wilderness of Haliburton Forest. Your students will receive thorough instructions for operating the dog sled, being aware of the dogs, and communicating with one and other. Finally, students will explore the forest on an introduction tour (1hr) or a half day tour (2hr) lead by one of our professional experienced guides.

On their return, students will get to meet and greet some of the friendly Siberian Huskies inside the kennel. Pair the student's adventure with other winter activities, like: cross-country skiing, wilderness survival skills, and snowshoeing to really complete their winter learning experience. This is an opportunity that students will be talking about for the rest of their lives. More information about dog sledding can be found on the dog sledding page.

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

Huskies Hannah and Heidi - by Sam Allard

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