A Day of Regeneration and Reconnection at Camp Medeba
This week, Ms. Connelly and Mr. Bemrose’s Grade 10 and 11 Outdoor Education (OE) classes had an enriching and memorable day at Camp Medeba. They enjoyed challenging and engaging activities that not only allowed them to learn about the natural environment but also to appreciate the importance of preserving it. The classes also had a chance to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other following our two-week December Break. They enjoyed a pause from the distractions of daily life as they took in the fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful views of Haliburton’s forests.
Camp Medeba is a residential outdoor education center located in a beautiful and secluded setting, surrounded by nature. This venue provided the perfect setting for students to participate in activities such as swinging on the giant swing, sailing across the 700-foot zipline, trekking the dynamic high ropes element (called “the leap of faith”), and completing a team tower climbing challenge. These adventures challenged them both physically and mentally, as they worked together to communicate effectively in order to succeed. While Outdoor Education classes offer students the chance to enhance their understanding of the natural world, they also help students to develop valuable life skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.
When climbing the ice wall, for example, each student had to trust their belaying partner as they supported them in their ascent and descent of the wall. Moments like this help to build a sense of camaraderie and community among our students.
Overall, the day was a valuable and educational experience for our Grade 10 and 11 students and we hope they feel recharged and refreshed to tackle more outdoor learning experiences in 2023!
Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.