Campfires

CampfireWind your night down with a great campfire. Your guide will help the students create a campfire and go over safety considerations for the situation. Students may sing songs, have conversations, or enjoy the sparks in silence. It's the best time to debrief your day, talk about how being in nature has taught you something you never thought you would know or just the highlights and challenges of the day. Roast some marshmallows or even better make s'mores.

It's so great for students to be surrounded by their classmates outside of the classroom with some unstructured time to learn about one another. Your guide may suggest a solo-sit to encourage some individual or private thinking time and create a thoughtful conversation around the fire. 

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

Group campfire - by Sam Allard

Expectations for Grade 9

Health
Living Skills
SE.CR1 – demonstrate understanding of personal values that can lead to conflict.
SE.CR2 – use assertiveness techniques to avoid escalating conflict
SE.CR3 – demonstrate active listening skills
SE.CR4 – demonstrate the appropriate steps of conflict resolution in situations encountered in class, at school, with friends, and at home
SE.CR5 – demonstrate understanding of triggers of conflict and prevent escalation
SE.SS1 – contribute to the success of the group verbally and non-verbally
SE.SS2 - explain the benefits and disadvantages of working with others
SE.SS3 – give and receive assistance
SE.SS4 – use appropriately a variety of methods for reaching group agreement
Geography: Academic and Applied
Human Environmental Interactions
SE.LTA3 – recommend ways in which individuals can contribute to the quality of life in their home, local ecozone, province, nation, and world