Regional High School
P.O. Box 33
Tel: (709) 467-2717
||Level II - III (Over
the age of 16)
One of the overall goals
of a sound Physical Education program is to expose
students to as many life-time pursuits as possible. These
life-time pursuits will allow the student, when he/she
leaves secondary school, to still remain physically
active in an activity(s) that suits his/her own
situation. Camping and Backpacking are two excellent
examples of these so-called "life-time"
pursuits. If secondary students are exposed to these
activities at school, when they graduate these two
activities can offer them great opportunities for social
recreation and physical fitness. Both of these activities
can form the basis for other leisure activities -
hunting, fishing, photography, and/or bird watching. In
addition to this, both activities can be tailored to suit
individual's ages and abilities.
- to have students
recognize and appreciate camping and backpacking
as two examples of life-time activities.
- to make students
aware of the amount of planning that needs to go
into a backpacking/camping excursion.
- to critically
evaluate camping/backpacking equipment.
- to recognize the
potential dangers in these activities and how to
cope with them.
- students in Level II
- people over the age
of 16 who have never received any formal training
in these areas but who have a real interest.
At the end of this
project the students should be knowledgeable in the
- The kinds of fires
that can be made outdoors; how to prepare, light
and supervise fires, safety features associated
with each kind of fire.
- The kinds of
sleeping bags available; the desired features in
a sleeping bag; the items to look for in
selecting a sleeping bag; selection of a
groundsheet or sleeping bag mat.
- The kinds of tents
available; selecting different tents for
different types of camping; good features of a
tent to look for in selecting or purchasing a
- The suggested food
items for camping, especially for backpacking,
where the food must be carried by the camper;
dehydrated foods; energy supplying snacks; foods
that are highly nutritious, light in weight and
require relatively short cooking time; necessary
- Selecting a
backpack; important features to look for in a
backpack; how to package foods; how to best fill
a backpack to provide both comfort and
- Recommended hiking
clothing and footwear; different types of
clothing for different seasons and climates.
- Trail skills,
including campsite selection, no trace camping,
and sanitation and cleanliness on the trail.
- Safety and survival,
including such topics as hypothermia, emergency
procedures, development and use of survival kits,
and First Aid kits.
Student will browse the
internet to find information on the following to fulfill
the above intended learning outcomes. For example:
- find information on
- browse the web for
information on selecting the best or most
suitable backpacking equipment, tents, sleeping
- gather information
on the best type of food to carry on a
- look up appropriate
clothing for different seasons.