Wilderness Trips

CELP students attend three extended field trips ranging from 1 to 5 overnights. This includes traveling to Tobermory to hike along the Bruce Peninsula and completing a spectacular canoe trip in the Haliburton Forest.

Field trips are core components of the course objectives and all activities are tried to expectations in 3 or more course subjects. For example, the Haliburton Forest trip is the culminating activity for the Outdoor Activities, Environmental Science and Civics courses.

Students take leadership of trip planning and logistics.    

 

Camp Wyoka Overnight Generally in February or at the beginning of the semester.

Camp Wyoka Overnight
Generally in February or at the beginning of the semester.

Focus:

  • Team building
  • Physical skills development
  • Tone setting
  • Group development
Cyprus Lake Generally early in May

Cyprus Lake
Generally early in May

Focus:

  • Leadership skill development
  • Camp skills
  • Teamwork and conflict management skills
  • Habitat study
  • Hiking
  • Route Finding/Navigation
Haliburton Forest Trip Late May or early June

Haliburton Forest Trip
Late May or early June

Focus

  • Culminating activity/final evaluation/exam
  • High ropes course
  • Rock climbing
  • Taking and managing risk
  • Canoe and mountain biking skills
  • Leading and managing groups

The cost of transportation and accommodation is covered by the course fee. The cost of the food is an additional cost to the student.

Students are responsible for supplying his/her own clothing and equipment throughout the semester. These items may be purchased or borrowed.

Students are expected to have access to and use properly the following equipment:

A day pack, hat, sunglasses, sun screen, sunglasses, rain wear that really works, hiking boots, water bottle, two season sleeping bag, outdoor clothing suitable for being outside for extended periods of time in both cold and hot temperatures, and bug repellent.

Students are given a complete list of recommended clothing and equipment.