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2022
WINTER GROUPS

Costs per participant are based on a sliding scale. All youth in DeKalb County are welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

Limited availability, click below or give us a call to start the registration process! 

 

LITTLE ADVENTURERS
PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN ADVENTURE GROUP

Designed for Ages 4-6
Thursdays 4-5:00pm

This program is intentionally designed for 4-6 year old children and their primary caregiver(s), including those already attending Kindergarten. 


Little Adventurers utilizes nature play and exploration to build social skills, emotional awareness and regulation, as well as the building blocks of environmental awareness and accountability.


Parents and caregivers will participate alongside their little adventurer, focused on reinforcing strengths-based relationships and emotional connection through intentional play.

Thursdays 4-5:00 p.m.

January 13th through March 17th 2022

Location: Adventure Works

First come, first serve registration. Limited to 8 participants.

LITTLE EXPLORERS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADVENTURE GROUP

Designed for Grades 1-5
Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. & Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.

Due to popular demand, we are now offering two Little Explorers Groups!

*All of our Little Explorers will be focusing on the same skills. However, we have added a second group on Mondays to focus on those who want help managing impulse control, big emotions, and big energies.

This group focuses on connection, FUN, exploration, movement, and ADVENTURE to increase confidence and promote a healthy sense of self. Through the intentional use of experiential activities, participants will play cooperative games, learn new outdoor skills, practice social skills with peers, and engage their bodies and senses through their natural environment.


Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in family days and parent coaching opportunities to support their child at home. 


Mondays 4-5:30 p.m. & Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m.

January 10th through March 16th 2022

Location: Adventure Works

First come, first serve registration. Each group limited to 10 participants.

EMERGING EXPLORERS

MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVENTURE GROUP

Designed for Grades 6-8
Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m.

Our Middle School Group will focus on building outdoor skills like hiking, orienteering, fire building, and slack-lining to develop healthy relationships with peers and increase self-confidence and distress tolerance while creating a connection with the outdoors. 


Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in family days and parent coaching opportunities to support their child at home. 

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 PM

January 11th through March 15th 2022

Location: Adventure Works

First come, first serve registration. Limited to 10 participants.

TRAILBLAZERS

HIGH SCHOOL BOULDERING GROUP

Designed for Grades 9-12
Fridays 4-5:30pm

Trailblazers will give participants the opportunity to learn the adventure skill of bouldering in a supervised and supportive environment. Participants will be guided through the safety protocols and bouldering skills and techniques to successfully move across the wall.

Using the foundation of adventure therapy we will utilize bouldering to process mental, emotional, and physical challenges as they come up for each individual and as a group. We will utilize natural consequences as a teaching tool to understand how different choices lead to different outcomes. Participants will learn to successfully manage fear and gain resilience by working through the mental and physical challenges associated with the activity.


Climbing shoes and chalk provided to group participants. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.

Fridays 4-5:30p.m.
January 14th through March 18th 2022
Location: NIU Student Recreation Center

325 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, IL


First come, first serve registration. Limited to 8 participants.

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GROUP
REGISTRATION

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