Ukulele Workshop

January 17th, 2020 Price: $80 +HST Price if you Bring Your own Ukulele: $50 +HST 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, COEO, and Nicholas Russell from the Haliburton Guitar Studio for this exciting and hands-on workshop! This two hour workshop will include lessons on how to tune your ukulele, play a song or two, and your very own ukulele to take home! A bit about…

Christmas Party Time!

Come Celebrate with Us! Explore the exquisite beauty of Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre, blanketed in a winter backdrop! Our Dining Hall offers a magnificent stone fireplace as its centrepiece, and has a northern charm that invites celebration. This space boasts a captivating view of Bark Lake with large windows that flood the hall with natural light creating the ideal venue for your Christmas party. Menu Options: Appetizers:  Asparagus…

My Experience at Bark Lake

New to the Highlands East community, I discovered Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre and was hired on as a member of the Housekeeping team in 2012. Only four months into my position I was given a golden opportunity to act as the Supervisor for the department and two years after that I became the Housekeeping Manager. Throughout that time, and the three years to follow, I not only had…

Climbing to New Heights

This has been a year of many new and exciting things around Bark Lake. One of those being the new installation of the 3-sided Climbing Tower. For many years we have been looking to expand our Adventure Programming, so in partnership with Adventureworks! Associates Ltd and our management team our dreams and wishes came true…                 Welcome to the new Escarpment Climbing Tower.…

Boardwalk and Trail Loop Project

Update September 2016 Work is still on-going with the restoration of the Bog Boardwalk and Observation deck.  Students from the Ecosystem Technician were busy recently with resurfacing the observation deck.  More news to come! The Project Since Bark Lake Leadership Centre is dedicated to ensuring that guests receive the best outdoor education experience in town, it is no surprise that improving amenities is a top priority! The most recent improvement…

Joe’s Guide To Understanding In-Water Ice Self-Rescue Training

For a number of years now Bark Lake has been hosting Working On Ice safety training.  This is great training for anyone who works, plays, or travels on ice.  The course covers a wide range of topics from “How Thick Does Ice Have To Be?” to “What is Hypothermia?” to “How to I Get Myself Out of Water If I’ve Fallen Through Ice?”. While most people have no problem with…

Winter Camping: My Learning/Growth Zone

By: Nalisha Sankreacha Have you ever been in ‘that place’? That dark, sweat-inducing, stomach lurching place known as the threshold between your comfort and panic zone? The place where you’re not quite sure whether you’ve made the right decision? I have. A couple of weeks ago my friends decided to solidify our amorphous plans to go winter camping. I had already leaped at opportunities in the past to go camping…

What is the Bark Lake Advantage?

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to lead an Information Session we were running for one of the new Schools coming to Bark Lake this Spring. The Public School, on the other side of Toronto, had decided to stop sending their Grade 8 graduate trip to Ottawa: instead their Class of 2015 would be getting a 3-day Bark Lake adventure. I made my way down to make a…

Poem

I feel your curiousity as you approach this place, I see the uncertainty apon your face, And as your feet touch the ground, Wingless though you are, A pride swells inside that you have come so far. Overlapping emotions fill the air with sound, As your unfamiliar eyes search all around, I see you carry great sacks into your new nests, Though you have come a long way you want…

Canada Day

The suburban landscape’s uniform houses, brown picket fences, and freshly mowed lawns defined my summers. The grassy lawns were the main source of greenery in the area and were paired with a solitary maple tree that was placed at the foot of every house. Staring out at these small trees, they did not seem to inspire a sense of national pride. Unlike Alexander Muir, I was not compelled to write…

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