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Trips

 

 

Upper School Trips

At Bayview Glen we believe in experiential education. We encourage students from Grades 9 to 11 to complete a three-year leadership development programme involving three adventure excursions. From canoeing distant rivers, to dog sledding in the north and leadership adventure training, students learn to lead as they come face-to-face with true challenges of adventure.

Outdoor Adventuring and Leadership Trips

Students are required to complete a three-year leadership development programme starting in Grade 9. The programme can be delivered in such a way as to support those students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme.

Grade 9 Trip

Students in Grade 9 travel to Haliburton Forest for a four-day adventure trip. Once separated into smaller groups, students take part in tree climbing, canoeing, low and high ropes challenges, hiking, camping, and in a canopy tour. During this trip, students focus on personal management and group dynamics. They learn about navigation, trip planning, astronomy and wilderness safety. Bayview Glen Upper School Faculty and Administration join Haliburton Forest staff in supervisory roles. All students and at least one parent must be in attendance at the information meeting that precedes the trip.

Grade 10 Trip

Students in Grade 10 will travel to Haliburton Forest for this four-day adventure. In smaller groups, they will embark on hiking and camping trips. Students will practise the navigation, trip planning, wilderness safety and leadership skills they were introduced to in previous trips. They will also learn more about wolves and visit a wolf pack observatory. Bayview Glen Upper School Faculty and Administration join Haliburton Forest staff in supervisory roles. All students and at least one parent must be in attendance at the information meeting that precedes the trip.

Grade 11 Trip

Students in Grade 11 also travel to Haliburton Forest for their final five-day adventure trip. In smaller groups they will learn winter camping skills, including how to camp overnight. This trip is popular with our students as a key component is working with, and learning how, to manage sled dogs. Bayview Glen Upper School Faculty and Administration join Haliburton Forest staff in supervisory roles. All students and at least one parent must be in attendance at the information meeting that precedes the trip.