- School Programs
Initiative Outdoor utilizes experiential education models to provide the students with the opportunity to Learn by Experience and try feel, and practice all skills-but most importantly reflect and connect their new skills to happening in their life and community. The benefit of experiential education is students actively participate rather than being told information, because of this students remember and connect to the topics in a lasting and meaningful way.
To parallel or complement the existing school curriculum, Initiative Outdoor has divided our outdoor adventure programming, environmental education, leadership development, Life improvement, and first aid programs into unique modules that can be combined to create the perfect day courses or multiday excursions that are sure to foster student’s passion for learning.
The aim of all I.O. courses is to offer participants the opportunity to develop essential skills that will serve their overall development and future success. In the context of the outdoors, participants test their physical abilities, develop technical skills and come to master activities. Moreover, they gain confidence in their own abilities to work with a team to meet defined goals. These abilities require skills of communication, cooperation, sound judgment, self-reliance, and awareness - qualities that are carefully fostered in all I.O.
The addition of experiential education modules to any school curriculum is most effective if scheduled on a monthly to quarterly basis. This regular exposure keeps the student's capacity to integrate their experiences into their learning fresh. It also provides students with an incentive to perform well academically and helps to reduce stress levels.
Our active and academic approaches to leadership development provide students the opportunity to engage in situations where essential leadership skills are highlighted. Each module can be taught in ½ day session. Perfect for combing with an adventure education module. Trust, Teambuilding, Conflict resolution, Communication, Consensus Building, Goal Setting
Leave No Trace is best taught in the context of the outdoors, where open spaces and natural areas serve as the setting to teach students how to care for nature. Leave No Trace for Every Student sees every moment of a Students time in nature as an opportunity to explore what it means to have fun outside while taking care of it.
There is a village nearby the campsite with different backgrounds of people and lifestyles. Students can explore community, forest density, landforms, identifying plants, water management techniques, culture, and rural lifestyle. Perhaps this activity can be replaced with leadership and personal development activities.
The course includes:
✔ Food and accommodation
✔ All the equipment needed for the course
✔ Rescue and medical certified instructors by SOLO Wilderness Medicine and Rescue 3 International
The above costs exclude:
✔ Students Insurance and
✔ Emergency Evacuation
Running outdoor activities and leadership training modules can take a number of formats. We can work with you to customize the most appropriate one for your needs. Please see the following samples for ideas. All programs below are based on a group of 10 students. Prices are subject to change based on the actual group size and activities selected.
The I.O topics include:
The I.O instructors are passionate and experienced hikers who love the outdoors, enjoy sharing their knowledge, and deeply know their gear and skills.
Group sizes should be between 10 and 20 students. This size of group is optimal for creating a positive learning environment. We will always ensure to keep an appropriate number of staff on every course to maintain our low instructor-student ratios. The location and setting for courses can vary from being a base camp with basic amenities and facilities to being a complete wilderness location. Our experience has shown that designing a course according to age group is most effective. This allows us to deliver modules that suit their specific needs, requirements and capabilities.
CPR (Basic Life Support) and AED is part of our core courses, and can also be taught as a stand-alone program.
Initiative Outdoor offers outdoor education courses into the wilderness for school aged students. Students will meet new challenges while taking part in ...