New Treks partners with schools to teach an outdoor education course during the school day! We believe that by providing knowledge, gear, and transportation in a classroom setting, we are able to make the outdoors more accessible to youth who have not been able to experience it. Through regular in-class experiential activities, mini field trips, and full-day outings, we teach a variety of outdoor skills so our students can learn the foundations of rock climbing, paddling, backpacking, and more. We adapt our curriculum to meet the schools’ needs so we can provide the best programming experience possible.
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Here is an example lesson plan for rock climbing. Each lesson is roughly 60 minutes in length and can be tailored to your schools desired needs.
NORMALIZING THE OUTDOORS THROUGH CONSISTENT CLASSROOM LESSONS AND EXPOSURE!
Our students have earned graduating credit in Environmental Science, Physical Education, Elective Credit, Leadership Classes, and Outdoor Health and Wellness.
Challenge By Choice
We encourage all of our students to try our activities through Challenge by Choice. Rather than requiring our students to reach a certain point on a climb or paddle a specific portion of the river, we let them decide how much they want to push themselves. While we encourage them to at least try, we recognize that everyone has different comfort and ability levels. For some students, getting into a canoe is enough of a challenge and for others, they want to send it right into the rapids. We want each student to determine for themselves how much they want to push their comfort zone, all while encouraging growth and personal development.
We understand each school has their needs, wants, limitations, and budgets. We feel our programming should be accessible and affordable for schools, so we charge on a sliding scale. During our exploratory meeting, we will gather information for a proposal that will include various pricing options. We ask schools to pay what they can so other schools with smaller budgets have the same opportunity.