The school year is well underway and our campers are comfortably immersed back in their every day, hometown lives. As youth developers, our goal is to have a positive impact on youth year-round, not solely during the summer months while campers are in camp. So how can we ensure students are remaining active and developing important life skills? We can partner with the schools, of course!
|Students interacting with a western hognose snake during Critters.|
|Students closely observing an adult beaver while canoeing
during Enviro Education at Foley.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which goes into effect during the 2017-2018 school year, sets the stage for more opportunities for schools to partner with camps and other organizations which allow for out-of-school time experiences. Classroom learning is obviously important, we just can’t forget the importance our natural world has in our educational growth.
If you know of a school that may be interested in learning more about our program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Students testing our their lumberjack abilities during Woodskills.|
“As the young spend less of their lives in natural surrounding, their senses narrow, physiologically and psychologically and this reduces the richness of human experience … we NEED contact with nature.” – Richard Louv