Outdoor Teen Adventure Club

The Outdoor Teen Adventure Club is a low-cost, youth-led club for 6th-12th graders

who want to spend some of their time in an enjoyable and meaningful way.

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In a safe space supported by our facilitators, teens will have opportunities for activity planning, outdoor adventure, creativity, relationship building and developing a group service project. They will leave this club having developed leadership, communication, goal-setting and teamwork skills, along with confidence, positive relationships, a connection with nature, and more.

The goals of Outdoor Teen Adventure Club were designed with the intention that teens can truly Heal, Grow and Be Wild at this unique and pivotal stage in their lives.

Heal

  • Facilitators actively promote a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all teens
  • The club will foster positive relationship building among teens
  • Program is designed to capture the healing power of both nature and adventure

Grow

  • Designed for practicing leadership, teamwork, communication and reflection
  • Activities intended to foster personal growth
  • Teens are encouraged to challenge themselves and venture outside of their comfort zone

Be Wild

  • A place for teens to bring their whole self
  • Creativity, friendship and play are practiced and encouraged
  • Majority of time spent outdoors connecting to nature

By participating in this youth-led club, teens will have the opportunity to build their resume, grow as individuals and leaders, and have weekly fun adventures with like-minded peers.

Saturday Schedule:

Arrival (Leadership Committee) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arrival (General Club Members) 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Club Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Departure (All Teens) 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Cost Per Week: $5 Registered

2022 Fall Weekly Sessions:

  • September 10th
  • September 17th
  • September 24th
  • October 1st
  • October 8th
  • October 15th
  • October 22nd
  • October 29th
  • November 5th
  • November 12th

Teen Leadership Committee:

Weekly 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Teen Leadership Committee is intended for returning teens who would like an active role in the planning process. They meet with the program leaders weekly to discuss service projects, weekly activities, retreats, and fundraising. This is a great opportunity for teens to develop critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills!

Program Design

In our weekly Saturday sessions, teens have the opportunity to truly embrace the ideals of Heal, Grow, and Be Wild. Rather than putting together a set agenda for teens to follow each week, the program leaders guide teens through a collaborative planning process. Our season starts with a Beach Party on September 10th and ends with a Banquet Celebration on November 12th. What happens in between is up to the teens!

In the past, our Saturdays have been filled with adventures like performing an Egg Drop off our 60-foot climbing tower, traversing through our high ropes course or down our ziplines, practicing our bushcraft skills by roasting bagels over survival fires, and battling it out in an intense match of Kayak Dodgeball.

Through this less structured format, teens have the opportunity to embrace their wild side and practice positive risk-taking. At the same time, the program leaders help them create a safe community that allows all voices to be heard and each teen to let their favorite self shine through. This environment fosters growth by encouraging teens to take ownership of their experiences. Last but certainly not least, this unique space allows our young people to heal through a supportive social connections, and through being in nature.