High-Ropes Challenge Course

Testing your balance on the high ropes course - by Sam AllardThe high-ropes course will impress you at first glance. It's only thirty feet off the ground, but it's on top of a cliff, so it looks like a hundred feet off the ground when you get up there! After a short hike to the course from Stocking Lake or a drive from Base Camp, challenge your students to balancing on cables while being attached with over built safety equipment. Your guide will provide all the instruction you need for a safe environment and watch as your students smile, laugh, build confidence, learn from eachother, and provide support to one another. This challenge course is designed to press the limits of your students, and creating great learning and growing opportunities for them. The high-ropes course is located at our Stocking Lake facilitymeaning you could rock climb in the morning and challenge the high-ropes in the afternoon. Students will also be taught about off-the-grid living, sustainability, and responsibility towards the environment while staying at this facility. Couple this activity with a solo-sit at night and listen to the experiences of your students around the fire; it is a positive eye-opener for teachers and students alike. Returning home, your students will not stop talking about this challenge course. 


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

Expectations for Grade 9

Physical Activity
SE.MSP1 – use and combine movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.MSP4 – demonstrate improvement in their skill
SE.SR1 – demonstrate understanding of specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreation and sport including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – identify the requirements, including basic equipment standards, preparation, and specific safety issues that maximize performance and participation in recreation and sport activities
Active Living
SE.AP1 – participate regularly in physical activities, choosing a wide range of activities
SE.AP2 – demonstrate positive, responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.S1 – apply guidelines and procedures related to safe participation in physical activity
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others