Category: Adventure Programming

The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real Adventure Programming Challenge Course

The Struggle Is Real The Struggle Is Real: Perspectives in Adventure Education Programming By Lisa Hunt “It’s a challenge course, not a success course,” a practitioner said under their breath, as they watched a belayer give so much tension that it assisted a climber easily across a challenge course ropes element. This moment is relatable […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Outdoor & Adventure Learning

Breaking Down Barriers to Outdoor & Adventure Learning Diversity in the Outdoors & Adventure Learning

Breaking Down Barriers to Outdoor & Adventure Learning Breaking Down Barriers to Outdoor & Adventure Learning By Beth Buoro High 5 Adventure Learning Center is committed to helping people – all people – improve their lives through building connections and becoming empowered to effect positive change in their lives and communities.  Our mission would be […]

How to Be More Creative This Year!

How to Be More Creative This Year! Creative Mind Graphic

Be More Creative This Year! How to Be More Creative This Year! By Ryan McCormick Explore Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity Want to be more creative in your work right now? Don’t wait till 2022 to make some resolutions. Here are 10 suggestions that you can immediately use to push your creative potential to the […]

Mohawk Ironworkers Walk Story

Mohawk Ironworkers Walk Story Logo Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

A Walk Through History with the Mohawk Ironworkers By Jim Grout Change is good, especially when you start to acknowledge past wrongs and take action to right them. One change that High 5 is putting some muscle behind is actively and deliberately addressing racism and racial inequity as it relates to our organization, our field […]

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning!

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Experiential Learning Blog

Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Guess What? Experiential Learning is Lifelong Learning! Is it time to make a mid-year resolution, and commit to learning something new? We’ve all been faced with new things to learn during this past year. From mask-wearing and physical distancing to Zoom meetings. Looking back over this time of self-quarantining and […]

Reopening Tips and Resources For Challenge Course Instructors – Including Covid-19 Protocols

Reopening Tips and Resources For Challenge Course Instructors – Including Covid-19 Protocols Challenge Course Operations with Distance

Reopening Tips and Resources for Challenge Course Instructors Reopening Tips and Resources for Challenge Course Operators Successful challenge course programming starts with PREPARATION. Important reopening steps such as annual inspections and pre-programming walkthroughs are essential checkpoints in the reopening process of your course and program, but there’s more. An equally important perspective from both a […]

What We Learned About Camps During COVID

What We Learned About Camps During COVID Challenge Course Summer Camp

What We Learned About Summer Camps During COVID-19 To Open, or Not to Open? What We Learned About Summer Camps During Covid-19. Flashback to Spring 2020 In May 2020, summer camps throughout New England were faced with an unenviable decision: to let families all over the world know there would be no camp season. This […]

Lisa Hunt Reviews The Checklist Manifesto

Lisa Hunt Reviews The Checklist Manifesto School Topics

LISA HUNT REVIEWS THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO Why Adventure Practitioners Need Checklists A Book Review by Lisa Hunt Book: The Checklist Manifesto – How to Get Things Right – By Atul Gawande Update: Bob Ryan, Director of Safety and Risk Management at Project Adventure, recommended The Checklist Manifesto to Lisa Hunt several years ago. In the […]

Return to Adventure Programming

Return to Adventure Programming Adventure Programming Activities Outside

RETURN TO ADVENTURE PROGRAMING AN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING. Gathering Again Takes on More Meaning During Covid By Jim Grout “This workshop gathering helped me emotionally come to terms with what was possible. I left feeling like we can do this.”–Todd Bebeau – Hanover High School, NH Returning to adventure programming during Covid is […]

Team Building Facilitation Style That Works

Team Building Facilitation Style That Works Be Chameleon-like Facilitator

TEAM BUILDING FACILITATION STYLE THAT WORKS Team Building Facilitation Style That Works “A leader is best when people barely know they exist…when their work is done, their aim fulfilled, they will all say: We did it ourselves.” —Lao-Tzu, ancient philosopher Note to Self: The Team Building Experience Isn’t About YouBy Jim Grout Recently, I co-wrote […]

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