Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in the forest - by Hermann ThoeneProvide your students with a very traditional and still practical way of navigating the bush in the winter-time. Day trips or multi-day trips may be planned that involve snowshoeing. Incorporating snowshoeing as your mode of transportation into the program will offer the students an opportunity to experience the quiet of the forest in the winter months. We have 80,000 acres of land available to explore through the forest, walk off the beaten trail, see areas unhampered by dog sleds or snowmobile traffic.

The use of snowshoeing is a suggested travelling option for winter activities, such as: Wilderness Survival Skills, Wilderness Navigation, some of the Adventure Based Leadership programs, and travelling to the Wolf Center. 

 

Please contact our facilitation staff for inquiries 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