Eldorado K-8 Off Campus Program 8th Graders

Program Date: 09/09/2019-09/10/2019
Participants:  All 8th grade students

Program Logistics: Students will arrive at school at the normal start time, will be transported by bus to Boulder Reservoir and return by the end of the school day.

Program Overview:  Avid4 Adventure is very pleased to provide Eldorado K-8 students with Outdoor Education, Team building & Leadership Intensive programs for eighth graders. This one-day, off-campus, outdoor experiential education program is filled with team-building, problem-solving and leadership activities, and of course our capably delivered adventure activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and rock climbing. All of this is incorporated into a cohesive curriculum that is framed within a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere led by our experienced and professional staff. All specialized equipment is provided by Avid4 Adventure, as is all instruction and safety management. No previous experience or purchasing of specialized equipment is necessary on the part of the participants.


Registration Instructions:

All students must be registered online (click on the orange ‘Register Now’ button below).

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Schedule

Participants will spend one full day participating in the Outdoor Education Leadership Intensive. All this occurs within the school day, thus drop-off and pick-up remains the same. Please make sure to arrive on time. Students should report to their regular class, after which they will load onto a bus and head for the reservoir. The program will take place at Boulder Reservoir in Boulder. Grades or classes will be divided into groups of approximately 13 students. Each element will be concluded by a group debriefing. Here’s a SAMPLE schedule of any given day (times at your school will correspond with your school day):

8:00- 8:30 Travel to local park or reservoir
8:30-9:30 Break into small groups, small group introductions, teambuilding game
9:30- 9:45 Set goals for the day
9:45- 10:45 Activity 1
10:30- 10:45 Snack
10:45- 11:45 Activity 2
11:45- 12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:15 Activity 3
1:15- 2:15 Activity 4
2:15 Debrief day & bus back to school

 

What to Bring

Avid4 Adventure will provide all necessary outdoor and safety equipment. On your participation day please bring:

  1. A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  2. Come to school wearing shorts and a tee shirt (that can get wet), with layers over to stay warm. That way, as the day warms, you can remove layers for comfort. Bring clothing for any potential weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). If rain is in the forecast, include an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that are worn. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all conditions, as long as they are warm!
  3. A hat that provides full sun protection
  4. Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and outdoor use and water shoes (or some footwear that students can wear in the reservoir). Wear hiking shoes to school.
  5. A full, one liter, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name
  6. Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  7. Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash). Cafeteria will provide sack lunches for those on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
  8. Snack (we will have snack time each morning around 10:00)
  9. Extra clothes (full set)
  10. Sunglasses (optional)

Nature of Activities

At Avid4 Adventure we are outside playing, running, kayaking, hiking, biking and climbing every day. During the day, it is often the case that students will come home with a scrape or bruise due to the physicality of activities. This is simply the nature of learning outdoor activities. For a more detailed discussion, please visit our website page Our Approach to Safety.  Here is more information on the sports we teach:

Kayaking & Canoeing:  Our flatwater instruction program gives students a chance to learn about techniques, precautions, equipment and history of the sport. Our teaching progression emphasizes incrementally developing comfort with equipment and the environment in order to facilitate success experiences. PFD’s (life jackets) will be worn at all times.

Rock Climbing: Students will learn some background knowledge of rock climbing including environmental awareness, safety, appropriate gear and some history about the sport. Helmets and harnesses are worn at all times while climbing. Climbing will take place on our 25-ft tall mobile climbing wall. Each climber is secured with an Auto-Belay System, so they can climb at their own pace and automatically lower to the ground whenever they wish.

Initiative: During the hiking portion of the session, students can expect to put their teamwork skills to the test as they work together to complete a team building initiative with their group. They may also discuss topics such as “Leave no Trace,” and environmental assessment skills.

Weather Contingencies

We will make every effort to conduct the program even in inclement weather. Weather is a very real part of every outdoor experience and thus can provide great learning opportunities. We have activity modifications if weather dictates. If the Intensive needs to be delayed or canceled due to severe weather, we will have a notice indicating such that can be accessed by calling 720-249-2412 after 6:30 AM.

Safety

Avid4 Adventure prides itself in offering creative and instructive recreational opportunities. From climbing and hiking to kayaking and biking, participants can experience a variety of activities. However, please remember that all adventure activities, including those offered by Avid4 Adventure, include inherent and other risks. These risks come with the territory, and are part of any recreation and adventure opportunity your child may participate in. That is why at Avid4 Adventure, we focus on running a quality program, to mitigate these risks and dangers:

  • We hire staff that is proficient and tested in their area of instruction and trained in first aid and CPR.
  • We have developed a risk management plan to monitor & address risks and activities in our programs.
  • We inspect all of our equipment regularly.
  • We precede activities with a talk about potential risks and how to avoid or minimize those risks.
  • We have staff to participant ratios that provide for individualized attention and constant group management.
  • Participants are oriented to the concept that safety is a top priority, and each participant becomes a member of the safety team. This increases hazard awareness as well as personal responsibility.
  • Avid4 has written activity protocols to promote consistency and address inherent risks.
  • Avid4 programs are age and ability appropriate. We believe that it’s much more important to have a great time than it is to reach the top.

Please review our website page on Our Approach to Safety or contact us if you have any further questions: info@avid4.com or 1-800-977-9873.

Questions?

 If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Avid4 Adventure: info@avid4.com, or 720.249.2412. We are looking forward to a GREAT course.

  • Schedule

    Participants will spend one full day participating in the Outdoor Education Leadership Intensive. All this occurs within the school day, thus drop-off and pick-up remains the same. Please make sure to arrive on time. Students should report to their regular class, after which they will load onto a bus and head for the reservoir. The program will take place at Boulder Reservoir in Boulder. Grades or classes will be divided into groups of approximately 13 students. Each element will be concluded by a group debriefing. Here’s a SAMPLE schedule of any given day (times at your school will correspond with your school day):

    8:00- 8:30 Travel to local park or reservoir
    8:30-9:30 Break into small groups, small group introductions, teambuilding game
    9:30- 9:45 Set goals for the day
    9:45- 10:45 Activity 1
    10:30- 10:45 Snack
    10:45- 11:45 Activity 2
    11:45- 12:15 Lunch
    12:15-1:15 Activity 3
    1:15- 2:15 Activity 4
    2:15 Debrief day & bus back to school

     

  • What to Bring

    Avid4 Adventure will provide all necessary outdoor and safety equipment. On your participation day please bring:

    1. A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    2. Come to school wearing shorts and a tee shirt (that can get wet), with layers over to stay warm. That way, as the day warms, you can remove layers for comfort. Bring clothing for any potential weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). If rain is in the forecast, include an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that are worn. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all conditions, as long as they are warm!
    3. A hat that provides full sun protection
    4. Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and outdoor use and water shoes (or some footwear that students can wear in the reservoir). Wear hiking shoes to school.
    5. A full, one liter, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name
    6. Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    7. Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash). Cafeteria will provide sack lunches for those on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
    8. Snack (we will have snack time each morning around 10:00)
    9. Extra clothes (full set)
    10. Sunglasses (optional)
  • Nature of Activities

    At Avid4 Adventure we are outside playing, running, kayaking, hiking, biking and climbing every day. During the day, it is often the case that students will come home with a scrape or bruise due to the physicality of activities. This is simply the nature of learning outdoor activities. For a more detailed discussion, please visit our website page Our Approach to Safety.  Here is more information on the sports we teach:

    Kayaking & Canoeing:  Our flatwater instruction program gives students a chance to learn about techniques, precautions, equipment and history of the sport. Our teaching progression emphasizes incrementally developing comfort with equipment and the environment in order to facilitate success experiences. PFD’s (life jackets) will be worn at all times.

    Rock Climbing: Students will learn some background knowledge of rock climbing including environmental awareness, safety, appropriate gear and some history about the sport. Helmets and harnesses are worn at all times while climbing. Climbing will take place on our 25-ft tall mobile climbing wall. Each climber is secured with an Auto-Belay System, so they can climb at their own pace and automatically lower to the ground whenever they wish.

    Initiative: During the hiking portion of the session, students can expect to put their teamwork skills to the test as they work together to complete a team building initiative with their group. They may also discuss topics such as “Leave no Trace,” and environmental assessment skills.

  • Weather Contingencies

    We will make every effort to conduct the program even in inclement weather. Weather is a very real part of every outdoor experience and thus can provide great learning opportunities. We have activity modifications if weather dictates. If the Intensive needs to be delayed or canceled due to severe weather, we will have a notice indicating such that can be accessed by calling 720-249-2412 after 6:30 AM.

  • Safety

    Avid4 Adventure prides itself in offering creative and instructive recreational opportunities. From climbing and hiking to kayaking and biking, participants can experience a variety of activities. However, please remember that all adventure activities, including those offered by Avid4 Adventure, include inherent and other risks. These risks come with the territory, and are part of any recreation and adventure opportunity your child may participate in. That is why at Avid4 Adventure, we focus on running a quality program, to mitigate these risks and dangers:

    • We hire staff that is proficient and tested in their area of instruction and trained in first aid and CPR.
    • We have developed a risk management plan to monitor & address risks and activities in our programs.
    • We inspect all of our equipment regularly.
    • We precede activities with a talk about potential risks and how to avoid or minimize those risks.
    • We have staff to participant ratios that provide for individualized attention and constant group management.
    • Participants are oriented to the concept that safety is a top priority, and each participant becomes a member of the safety team. This increases hazard awareness as well as personal responsibility.
    • Avid4 has written activity protocols to promote consistency and address inherent risks.
    • Avid4 programs are age and ability appropriate. We believe that it’s much more important to have a great time than it is to reach the top.

    Please review our website page on Our Approach to Safety or contact us if you have any further questions: info@avid4.com or 1-800-977-9873.

  • Questions?

     If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Avid4 Adventure: info@avid4.com, or 720.249.2412. We are looking forward to a GREAT course.