by Jeff Frigon, Project Adventure Youth and College Programs Specialist
Galvin Middle School Unit CF came to the Project Adventure Challenge Course at Moraine Farm, a group of 7th and 8th graders looking to welcome new students and build community.
Many of the students had experience with adventure from camps and other schools, but as a school, Galvin was new to adventure. The teachers did a great job priming the students for their day at Project Adventure, and everyone arrived prepared for a day outside and knowing what to expect.
The kids had fun playing, learning together and co-creating Full Value Contracts to be used throughout the day and to bring home with them to school. Laughter, belay commands, and sunshine mixed in the late-season air to make for a great day for all of us!
As coordinator for the day, I stood in the middle of the ropes course and spun around, seeing group after group in all the various moments of their day: belaying, climbing, playing, debriefing, reassuring a nervous climber, celebrating their successes and working through their challenges.
On their walk back to the busses, the teachers were already talking about how to bring the learnings from today back to their classrooms and how to make next year even better.
A day as rewarding for me as facilitator as it was for the client, Galvin Middle School!
Project Adventure offers a wide range of field trip programs for schools, agencies and camps. Programming is offered at Moraine Farm in Beverly MA or at your site - 7 days per week. Our Youth and College Trainers are amoung the best in their field and participate in extensive professional development and challenge course training.
Sample pricing, guidelines and program samples are available - also long term contracts.
To bring your class, group or camp program to the Challenge Course at Moraine Farm, contact Jeff or PA at email@example.com or 978-524-4558. We are booking now for November and Spring, Summer 2009.