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Tree Climbing

Tree climbing is a leisure activity where a person climbs a tree for fun or to get a better view!

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History
Professional arborists have been climbing trees for work for ages, but curious kids have been climbing for centuries too!

Where
Tree climbing requires a good strong tree with thick branches low enough to reach while standing on the ground.

How to play
It is easy to enjoy tree climbing – all one needs is a tree and a sense of adventure!

Suggested equipment
- Comfortable clothing
- Tree

Adaptations
Physical activity in Canada includes everyone, regardless of any ability or circumstance. Some sports and activities may, however, require a few adaptations to make them as accessible as possible. Below you’ll find recommendations and suggestions on how to accommodate individuals that may have limitations or different needs. With a positive attitude and a little ingenuity, any activity can be made enjoyable for all.

Sensory

Choose the tree that is right for you. Climb with a friend. Provide instructions either verbally or by example to suit your participant’s needs.

Learning/Cognitive Disabilities

Choose the tree that is right for you. Climb with a friend. Provide instructions either verbally or by example to suit your participant’s needs.

Mobility Limitation

Choose the tree that is right for you. Advance to the level desired. You may want to choose an alternative to this activity that provides the same fun and activity level that can be done from a seated position such as adapted indoor rock climbing.

Benefits of Tree Climbing

The Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines outline the amount and type of physical activity you need at every age and stage of life. And, for the first time, the new 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children & Youth also include sleep. Following the guidelines will help reduce the risk of chronic disease, lead to a more focused mind, a stronger, fitter body, and all in all, a more enjoyable life.

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