The Leadership School has become an educational force in the State of Maine, and High 5 has been there with them every step of the way. Since 1981, the award-winning Leadership School at Kieve has been developing leaders and strengthening communities by challenging students, teachers, and parents to think in a new way when it comes to the growth and development of Maine's citizens.
The Leadership School and its camp siblings - Camp Kieve for Boys and Wavus Camp for Girls - use a variety of High 5 services:
- All challenge course staff goes through High 5's Adventure Basics training, and some go on to take advanced and management courses. High 5 often travels to work with Kieve staff on their own course and sometimes individuals enroll in our open enrollment trainings to further their training skills. The staff's skills are practiced and reviewed often through internal trainings, and annually by High 5.
- The Challenge Course Construction Team inspects the courses annually, repairs as necessary, provide consultation for new projects and additions, and - like we do for all of our customers - keeps them advised of standards and updates in the industry. Most recently we installed a state-of-the-art challenge course in the newly constructed Buck Center, built specifically to house an indoor climbing wall and challenge course.
- Each year Kieve sends a large contingent of their staff to our Annual Practioners Symposium in February. It's a high-energy day of engaging and informative workshops, new ideas and joyous fun. Kieve staffers return to their program reenergized with new games, initiatives, tips and tricks.