Camp Kawartha

Traditional Skills

Learn how traditional people survived in harsh northern conditions. See an authentic traditional encampment complete with a wikiup (a kind of thatched shelter), a wigwam and authentic stone tools. Build a fire by using the bow drill, hand drill and the flint and steel method, learn how to make natural cordage and how to make a warm shelter using natural materials. An exciting hands-on program taught by our talented staff.

Season Availability: Fall, Winter, Spring

Feel free to contact us about modifying any of our outdoor education programs to suit older or younger students.

Grade 5 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and Identity: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Overall Expectations
A3.   Understanding Context: describe significant features of and interactions between some of the main communities in Canada prior to 1713, with a particular focus on First Nations and New France

Specific Expectations
A1.2   analyse aspects of early contact between First Nations and Europeans in New France to determine the ways in which different parties benefited
A2.1   formulate questions to guide investigations into aspects of the interactions among and between First Nations and Europeans in Canada prior to 1713, from the perspectives of the various groups involved
A2.5   evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about aspects of the interactions between and among First Nations and Europeans during this period, highlighting the perspectives of the different groups involved
A2.6   communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary
A3.2   describe some significant interactions among First Nations before contact with Europeans

Grade 6 : Social Studies Curriculum Links

Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present

Overall Expectations
A1.   Application: assess contributions to Canadian identity made by various groups and by various features of Canadian communities and regions
A3.   Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding of significant experiences of, and major changes and aspects of life in, various historical and contemporary communities in Canada

Specific Expectations
A1.2   evaluate some of the contributions that various ethnic and/or religious groups have made to Canadian identity
A2.1   formulate questions to guide investigations into different perspectives on the historical and/or contemporary experience of two or more distinct communities in Canada
A2.5   evaluate evidence and draw conclusions about perspectives on the historical and/or contemporary experience of two or more distinct communities in Canada
A2.6   communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary
A3.5   describe interactions between communities in Canada, including between newcomers and groups that were already in the country
A3.6   identify key differences, including social, cultural, and/or economic differences, between two or more historical and/or contemporary communities in Canada