Winter in the north woods can be enjoyed comfortably and safely with the right set of skills and practices. The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program is for youth in sixth to ninth grade interested in learning and practicing skills for adventuring outside in safe and fun ways. Students who commit to six out of eight program days will work together to plan a final weekend adventure March 28-29 (back-up weekend April 11-12).
Skills topics that will be covered include:
Outdoor cooking; fire building; snow shelters; mitten making; dressing for winter; safety in winter; storytelling; volunteer service work; group process; and other possible skills (Topics that aren’t covered during the weekdays can be included during the adventure weekend)
Being outside is fun! Plus, being outside with friends supports increased happiness, greater self-confidence, compassion for others and leadership development.
Register by January 20. To register please contact the Extension Ashland County office at 715-682-7017
*Equipment will be provided. Clothing can also be provided for students who wish to attend but may need support.
The Outdoor Adventure Leadership series is a partnership with Ashland County 4-H and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College.