The Adventure Challenge at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Adventure Challenge

Adventure is the name of the game in this circuit-style obstacle course.  Working in teams, participants will travel from station to station completing a series of challenges while earning resources needed to ...

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Amazing Race at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Amazing Race

Speed and cooperation is the key to this orienteering-based race.  Using a map, small groups of participants will travel as a team to a specific control point and then return to a central hub to complete a ...

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Archery at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Archery

READY! AIM!! FIRE!!!  Participants will learn the fundamentals of this traditional sport.  This program can be run as a single 2 hour program or paired with another program to create a unique experience. As a ...

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Arts & Crafts at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Arts & Crafts

Let your creative shine! Art involves unstructured activities that participants can explore with their imagination, whereas crafts involve structured activities with a specific goal in mind. Different ...

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Beach Party at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Beach Party

Kick back and relax at Second Beach, on our very own private sandy beach. Second Beach is located on the East side of our property about a 7 minute walk from the Tamarack Section.  Your party can include beach ...

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Bombs Away at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Bombs Away

Teamwork and ingenuity come together in this exciting group activity!  Teams will work through a series of puzzles, problem solving and teamwork activities.  Each challenge completed will help teams to build a ...

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Campfires at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Camp Fire

After a long day of fun and learning, nothing beats a campfire. This is a great opportunity for stargazing, sing songs, drama games, storytelling and other event campfire activities. We encourage participants to ...

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The Climbing Tour Experience at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Climbing Tower

"The Phoenix" In Fall 2016 we completed the construction of our new 32’Climbing/Rappel Tower. Affectionately named “The Phoenix”. This adventure filled activity will push both new and returning guests ...

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Coureurs-de-bois Fur Trade Game at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Coureurs-de-bois Fur Trade Game

Canadian history comes alive in this educational game.  After a brief lesson, participants will take on the role of members of the Northwest Company during the 17th Century.  Working in small teams, they will ...

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Cross Country/Nordic Skiing at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Cross Country/Nordic Skiing

Imagine gliding down a peaceful trail, the trees heavy with snow.  This program is great for beginners and advanced skiers. This instructional period will help participants learn the fundamentals of the sport ...

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Ecology Hikes at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Ecology Hike/Cook Out Lunches

Our facilitators will help you appreciate the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands along our trails.  Lichen beds, bogs, and beaver dams are just some of the wonders you will see. Games, hands-on learning and ...

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High Ropes Challenge Course at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

High Ropes Challenge

Harness up, tie in, and push yourself to the limit! Participants are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and experience new challenge… 30’ in the air.  Both solo and tandem elements are available.  ...

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Programs Offered at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre Kayaking

Kayaking

Working individually, participants will learn proper kayaking strokes as well as basic kayaking information. Participants will use their newly learned skills to explore the lake and play games such as tag, or ...

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Leadership Olympics at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Leadership Olympics

In this physically active program, participants will put what they have learned to the ultimate test. In teams, participants will race against each other to complete an assortment of challenging obstacle course ...

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Low Ropes Challenge Course at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Low Ropes & Challenge Course

Keeping things close to the ground, participants will work on consensus building, problem solving, and communication to foster their trust and teamwork skills. When focused on recreation, low ropes are an ...

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Nature Crafts at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Nature Craft

Might one of your participants be the next Andy Goldsworthy or Richard Long?  Participants will learn about the natural world as they use what is around them to create works of art. Whether it is snow, ice, leaves, ...

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Night Hike at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Night Hike

Explore Bark Lake under a whole new light, or not with any! This activity will help participants understand some of the key adaptations needed for life at night.  During the hike, participants may have the ...

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Orienteering at Bark Lake Leadership Center

Orienteering

From the tried-and-true to cutting edge technology, learn how to get from here to there!  Working in teams, participants will navigate through various courses at Bark Lake. Orienteering options include: ...

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Out To Learn Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Out To Learn

Out to Learn develops and delivers natural resource, ecological and environmental educational programs that are designed to provide participants with factual and theoretical information in an interesting and ...

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Out Trip Learn to Camp at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre

Out Trip/Learn to Camp

Instill a little adventure into your program and hit the trails or water for an unforgettable overnight in a tent surrounded by the Canadian wilderness. Utilizing our water, trail network and gear, participants ...

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Project WILD Below Zero at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Project WILD/Below Zero

Get in touch with your WILD side!  Project WILD and Below Zero is one of the most widely used conservations and environmental education programs among educators of students. It is based on the premise that young ...

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Programs offered at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre Settlers of Bark Lake based on Settlers of Catan board game

Settlers of Bark Lake

Based around the game mechanics from Settlers of Catan board games, Settlers of Bark Lake challenges groups of participants to work together to collect Resource Cards in order to build Farms, Towers, Cities, ...

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Snowshoeing

Snow Permitting, this program is great for both beginners and advance snowshoers. Our facilitators will help participants gain skills needed to maneuver in their traditional winter footwear and teach the ...

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Survival Games at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Survival Game – Predator & Prey

Get in touch with your inner wolf (or moose, or porcupine, or fox or chipmunk)!  Learn about what it takes to survive from an animal’s point of view.  Participants will have to hind find food and water to survive ...

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Survival Skills at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Survival Skills

The set of activities can include fire building, fire lighting (yes, they are two different things),creating shelters, wilderness navigation, and more.  With the popularity of such books as the Hunger Games and ...

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Swimming at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Swimming

Need to escape the heat?  Nothing beats a refreshing dip in Bark Lake.  We have two designated swim areas to meet all your swimming needs! The Waterfront: located in the core section of camp.  If you are looking for ...

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Tandem Canoeing at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Tandem Canoeing

This is the quintessential Canadian outdoor experience.  Whether seasoned canoeists or first time paddlers, our instructors will ensure your participants have a memorable experience.  Working in pairs, or ...

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Team Building Initiatives at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Team Building Initiatives

Our Initiatives program will help participants to develop consensus building, problem solving, and communication skills.  Weather it is working in small groups or one large group, we can build an experience to ...

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Voyageur Canoe at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Voyageur Canoe

Experience history!  As a standalone program, Voyageur Canoes are a great way for participants to improve upon their cooperation and teamwork skills.  Experience the lake, explore the island, and learn about ...

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Programs at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre

Wide Games/Evening Programs

Stones: This is a fast-paced field game with friendly competition where there is a need for good strategy, running and teamwork.  It’s a cross between capture the flag, freeze tag, and football. This is ideal for ...

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Winter Ecology Training at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Winter Ecology

Our facilitators will help you appreciate the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands along our trails… on snowshoes!  Animal tracks, bogs, and beaver dams are just some of the wonders you will see.  Each hike can be ...

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