Adventure activities are coordinated across all the grades from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They become progressively more challenging, building upon the previous years’ experiences. In addition, activities are consistent by grade level: All students on one level participate in the same activities.
After each adventure, students have opportunities to reflect on their experiences, observations, and interactions with the natural world. Service projects and achievement standards may be incorporated into some activities. Throughout the program, outdoor safety and etiquette are emphasized. Etiquette for the Kindergartners includes leaving a place better than they found it, quiet voices, respect for wildlife/habitat, use of restroom, staying with the group, etc. This repeating theme becomes more complex, culminating in the 7th and 8th grade with weather watching, observation of human impact on the land, and may include service work to offset negative human impact.
The adventure program is an important part of our curriculum. Through adventure, our students reach personal goals, build confidence, learn how to work as a team, and become more supple learners and leaders. Although signed permission slips are often required for specific activities, it is our expectation that all students will participate in all adventure activities with their crew. If your child has a physical disability that would prevent him/her from participating in adventure activities, please let the crew leader know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements. Please understand that alternative arrangements will not be made for students who choose not to participate in an activity or do not have a signed permission slip.