Camp Kawartha

Climbing Wall

 

Strive to do your best while learning to support others. We use our climbing wall wall as a way to help students become aware of the nature of trust, to teach students how to give and receive effective support and how to honour and respect the efforts of each team member. Students also become aware of “edgework”, how personal striving and challenge makes each of us more effective members of a team.

Our new climbing wall features ‘bump-outs’, so instead of climbing straight up, these features require a climber to negotiate uneven space creating greater challenge. As well, the wall has three climbing routes instead of two, allowing more participants to climb. The cargo net and hanging ladders test balance and hand-eye coordination and confront the climber with the need to manage motion.

Season Availability: Fall, Spring

young boy on accessible climbing wallFully Accessible

Our new wall is accessible to those with physical disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. This feature is unique to the region, and opens up greater possibilities for individuals and groups. The rigging arm, lifting kit, and seat harness provide effective and safe support for those in wheelchairs or with prosthetics.

Project Funders

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • The Rick Hansen Foundation
  • The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation
  • The Williams Wilson Sherport Foundation
  • The Pilkington Henniger Charitable Trust
  • The Jackman Foundation