Backpacking

Three day hiking tripHaliburton Forest is home to over 300km of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, all ready for your students to explore. You and your students may participate in: day hikes and stay at base camp, or go on multi-day trips to camp in the forest. We will provide accommodations for your students no matter the location and trip you choose. Your students will be exposed to many different aspects of the forest and learn how a sustainable forest operates and exists. All students will become familiar with minimal impact camping and be introduced to numerous camping skills, such as: fire building and wilderness living. This mode of transportation is great to pair with many of our other activities, like: leadership, forestry or wilderness survival. Come join our experienced facilitation staff on a custom designed hiking trip that will meet your specific goals and needs. 

 

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

Expectations for Grade 8

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 various 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
1.3 - communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.4 - apply relationship and social skills as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living to help them interact positively with others, build healthy relationships, and become effective team members

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of loco-motor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.4 - demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and apply this understanding to the refinement of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
B2.2 - demonstrate an understanding of how movement skills, concepts, and strategies are transfer- able across different physical activities within various categories