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SCHOOL TRIPS

School Programming Themes

Outdoors and Active programs are developed with your active class in mind. All activities are outdoor and active sports, designed to provide each student with an opportunity to try a variety of different outdoor sports. All students are presented with the essential skills and knowledge needed within a 1 hour lesson. Activities may include sports such as, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddle boarding, Mountain Biking, Archery, and other large group initiatives and games.

Traditional Skills & Sports programs are a reinvention of some essential outdoor education activities with a more modern twist for students of today. ECOC staff work with your students to rediscover map and compass skills, plant identification, and traditional outdoor activities. Activities may include, Orienteering (compass & GPS), Scavenger Hunts with digital cameras, Canoeing, Archery, and other large group initiatives and games.

Personal Development programs use fun and challenging activities and initiatives that force students to look within themselves and to the group to accomplish small goals and problems together. This team building program is very popular to help solidify classes social learning for the year or to start September off on the right foot and bring a new class closer together. Activities may include: Trust Initiatives and Trust Falls, Low Ropes Problem Solving, Wall Climbing, and other large group initiatives and games.

All overnight experiences have a chance for a traditional lakeside campfire, or an opportunity to have some great fun with a lip-sync, talent show, or many other dramatic performances.

There are also many value added actives and games that are woven into each program, such as Swimming, Survival Game, and Capture the Flag

All ECOC School programs are accommodated within 4 different program lengths.

Day Experience

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No Lunch Provided

Extended Day Experience

9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Includes Dinner

No Lunch Provided

Overnight Experience

9:00am  First Day – 4:00 pm Final Day

Dinner through until Lunch the Final Day ( No Lunch Day #1)

Accommodations for all students and staff

Multiple Night Experience

9:00am  First Day – 4:00 pm Final Day

Dinner through until Lunch the Final Day ( No Lunch Day #1)

Accommodations for all students and staff

 

ACTIVITIES

During your stay, experienced instructors lead the activities with the support of teachers. Instructional sessions are skills based, age appropriate and fun. Students rotate through chosen activities in small groups (8-12). Activities are selected based on the theme of the program desired. Many activities are used universally within each theme or based on each groups desire. ECOC ensures that all activities meet the standards set by the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) and guidelines outlined by OPHEA. We also have put together a chart outlining the specific curriculum links for many of our great camp activities.

Archery teaches campers the use of regulation bow and arrows while shooting at static targets.

Wall Climbing is an indoor program that features three vertical runs (5m each) as well as a horizontal bouldering wall.

Low Ropes/Initiative Tasks uses small games to have the students work together to perform various tasks. Features include a fidget ladder, spider web, and cable walk.

Firebuilding Skills teaches the elements of fire and how to keep it going. Primitive fire lighting methods (flint / steel and the bow drill technique can also be taught).

Orienteering using a compass or GPS units to locate various targets on a course around the camp.

Kayaking includes basic safety instruction, proper techniques, as well as class games along the shore of Eagle Lake.

Canoeing includes basic canoe strokes and water safety to enable students to paddle their boat around the shallow bay.

Sports & Games includes many “traditional” sports like beach volleyball, ball hockey, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer.  These can be done as sessions or during recreational/free time.

Mountain Biking using our Giant 21-speed mountain bikes, students learn safety and handling before hitting our extensive kid friendly trail system.

Disc Golf is an all abilities sport using simple discs to play a game similar to traditional golf. Come test yourself on our 9 hole par 36 course spread through the property.

Scavenger Hunt allows students to work in small teams of 2-3 and uses digital cameras to find all the natural items on the Scavenger Hunt list.

The following activities are usually done as an entire group:

The Survival Game is set in a designated forested area with several “food & water” stations (blue and red signs) mounted on trees. Students are divided into groups of Herbivores, Carnivores & Disease. After our staff explain the boundaries and rules of the game, students are “released” into the survival area. The students have a chance to model a living ecosystem, as they try to “survive” in the game.

Capture the Flag uses the entire main camp area or sand dunes for this large group game. Students are divided in half (2 large groups). Each side hides a flag in their territory.  Teams enter the opposing teams area to try and capture their flag without being tagged.

Campfires are are great way to finish a busy day at camp.  At night ECOC staff prepare a campfire at one of our waterfront fire pits. Students enjoy a picturesque sunset, sing songs, and relax by the fire. We ask the students to help with the programming by preparing a short skit or song before arriving at camp, to present to the group.

TRIP PLANNING

To provide the best experience for you and your students, there are a few key steps in preparing for your visit.

1. Contact ECOC with some key information (school name, group size, desired dates (with alternative dates) and program length.

2. Speak with school administration with respect to trip funding and School Board Policies. (Many boards are offering trip subsidy programs that cover portions, if not all of trip costs)

3. Review ECOC booking contract (Provided by ECOC after arranging dates & program).  Sign contract and send deposit.

4. Once dates are finalized, arrange transportation with a local bus company.

5. Print and review all necessary trip planning documents.

6. Provide ECOC with Visitor Health Summary Information 2-3 weeks before arrival.

(Necessary for food preparation and final activity scheduling)

7. Contact ECOC at any time if there are any concerns or questions.

8. Confirm final attendance numbers the day before arrival.

ONTARIO CURRICULUM LINKS

Eagle Crest Program Grades Subject Strand
Archery 4 – 8
5 – 8
Health & Physical Education
Mathematics
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Geometry & Spatial Sense
Ball Hockey 1 – 8 Health & Physical Education Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Beach Volleyball 1 – 8 Health & Physical Education Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Campfire Building 4 – 84, 5, 7 Health & Physical EducationScience & Technology Active Participation Energy & Control
Campfires /  Talent Show Skits 1 – 8 Health & Physical EducationLanguageThe Arts Active Participation Oral Communication Music, Drama & Dance
Canoeing 4 – 8
6, 8
Health & Physical Education
Science & Technology
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Structures & Mechanisms
Capture the Flag 4 – 8 Health & Physical Education Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Kayaking 5 – 8
6, 8
Health & Physical Education
Science & Technology
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Structures & Mechanisms, Earth & Space Systems
Low Ropes/Initiatives 5 – 8 Health & Physical Education
Language
Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation Oral Communications
Mountain Biking 4 – 8 Health & Physical Education Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Nature Hike 1 – 8
1, 3, 4, 6, 7
Health & Physical EducationScience & Technology Active Participation Life Systems, Earth & Space Systems
Night Hike / Astronomy 4 – 86 Health & Physical EducationScience & Technology Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Earth & Space Systems
Orienteering 5 – 87 Health & Physical EducationMathematics
Geography
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Geometry & Spatial Sense, Measurement, Data Management & Probability
Patterns in Physical Geography
Paddle Boarding 5 – 8
6, 8
Health & Physical Education
Science & Technology
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Structures & Mechanisms, Earth & Space Systems
Scavenger Hunt 1 – 8 Health & Physical Education
Language
Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation Reading
Sports and Games
Ball Hockey, Disc Golf, Field Sports,  Beach Volley Ball
5 – 8 Health & Physical Education Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Survival Game 4 – 84, 7 Health & Physical Education
Science & Technology
Fundamental Movement Skills Life Systems
Swimming 1 – 8 Health & Physical Education Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation
Wall Climbing 5 – 8 Health & Physical Education Healthy Living, Fundamental Movement Skills, Active Participation

 

OPHEA GUIDELINES

ECOC works closely with standards set out by the Ontario Camping Association (OCA) and OPHEA.

As a part of everyday programming, we provide detailed instruction to all our students with respect to best safety practices, procedures, and execution of each activity or skill. All specialized equipment is provided to every student. Equipment is inspected for usability on a regular basis. Each activity has a first aid kit readily accessible, along with a direct line of communication with the camp office and emergency services. ECOC puts the safety of all its participants as a top priority. Our staff are trained to execute each activity to the highest standard and are required to achieve all mandatory certifications as required by OCA and OPHEA.

In addition to the equipment provided, it is necessary that all participants come prepared to participate in all activities. All participants are required to wear closed toe shoes (running shoes), remove all jewelry (Medical Alerts not included), and wear appropriate clothing (as instructed for each activity).  All long hair must be tied back, hats, sunscreen, sun glasses and a water bottle are mandatory to comply with outlined standards. A complete packing list is available.

Ratios Required Safety Equipment Staff Training / Certification ECOC Grade Level Accommodations Notes
Mountain Biking 1:6 Staff & 1 Teacher Supervisor required1:4 Primary Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationCSA approved Helmet & Sun or Safety GlassesGeneral Repair Kit Standard First AidOntario Mountain Bike Association Level 1 Equivalent 1-8 & HS All Trails maintained at a beginner level
Kayaking & Canoeing 1:61 Staff & 1 Teacher Supervisor required Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationCoast Guard Approved Safety Kit  & Life Jacket Ontario Recreational Canoe Association Level 1 Flat water EquivalentNation Lifeguard Certification 4-8 & HS Swim Test Required    ( Can be Provided)
Wall Climbing 1:1 Climbing Class 1:12 Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationProper Harness, helmet, & Approved Safety Gear Standard First AidACCT Level 1 Equivalent Training 1-8 & HS Climb Only Program
Bouldering >Grade 6 1:8 Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationBouldering Safety Mats Standard First AidACCT Level 1 Equivalent Training 1-8 & HS
Archery 1:4 Shooting Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationWrist & Finger Guards Standard First AidOntario Archery Association Level 1 Equivalent 1-8 & HS
Swimming 2:25  & 3:1001:10 on Land Stocked First Aid KitRadio CommunicationRequired Rescue and Emergency Equipment Nation Lifeguard CertificationEmergency Procedures and Rescues 1-8 & HS Swim Test Required  ( Can be Provided)
General Camp Activities 1:10 Stocked First Aid KitRadio Communication Standard First Aid 1-8 & HS

 

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Address
961 Park Rd South, Box 448 Sundridge. ON. P0A 1Z0
City
Northern Ontario, GTA, Southern Ontario
Province
Ontario
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Program Type
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Language
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