What should we bring/wear/expect?
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Often times we will be outside for part of the day, so a sun hat and water bottle are always a good idea.
Will everyone be required to participate?
Our facilitators are especially sensitive to fluctuating moods and needs of children and teens. We always refer back to “Challenge by Choice” in that we can provide options to suite every individual empowering them to choose their own level of participation. No person is ever forced to participate.
What facilities or amenities are available?
Water coolers for drinking water, water fountains and bathrooms will be available on the site.
Are we going to play silly games?
While having fun and being physically active are key elements of any child’s day, our programming intersperses these games with purposeful activities. To the untrained eye it may look like a day of games but upon closer examination it becomes clear that there is planned sequencing, front loading of concepts, guided facilitation, debriefing and ultimately, long term transference.
What sort of things will our group learn? Why do students do these programs?
We will develop your program to focus on whatever specific goals or skills you would like to work on. Common areas of focus include bonding and building trust within the group, developing more effective communication styles, problem solving, and building community in an atypical environment.