Leaders can download the following Adventure Pursuits forms for their group event.
The Adventure Pursuits program is designed to support group leaders as they work with youth. Please contact the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership office at 978.867.4886 or through email at AdvPursuitsgordon.edu with any questions. Our office manager or Adventure Pursuits director will be glad to assist you.
PREPARING GROUPS FOR THEIR ADVENTURE PURSUITS EXPERIENCE
Adventure Pursuits can be a new or different experience from your regular meetings, classrooms or activities. Group leaders can help participants prepare for the A.P. experience simply by talking about what to expect and how they can "get the most" out of the day. Participants feel more prepared when they are aware that:
The following are additional suggestions of activities to do with your group in order to prepare for the event
We encourage groups to continue the learning process after the experience. Below are different strategies and examples of ways to help participants apply learning after Adventure Pursuits
Full Value Contract
On most days, groups will develop a Full Value Contract. This contract includes ways that will help the group work well together and things that they want to remember from their experiences. You can come back to the full value contract by reviewing it, writing it down, posting it in a common area, acting it out, adding to it and discussing how to live it out.
Reflection and Processing
During the experience, facilitators use creative methods to help participants process. We have found that processing is a crucial step in helping participants apply the learning to their life. Facilitators have had success with the methods listed below and encourage leaders to try them with their groups. Here are a few examples of ways to continue engaging your group in the reflective process.
Additional Program Opportunities with the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership
Adventure Pursuits welcomes back returning groups for a second or more advanced day of the low and high ropes course. Groups can also start and end their year with a team building experience or a 4 day backpacking trip to the White Mts in NH to frame their time together and celebrate in the end.
The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education offers additional follow-up experiences for groups. Learn more about taking a group on a canoeing or backpacking trip with Adirondack Expeditions, using our Rock Gym, sending students to our Adventure Camp for 11–15 year-olds or encouraging individuals to apply for our two-week Adirondack Leadership Program for 15–18 year olds.
Principles Biblical Application
A resource that includes a process for applying Biblical principles to everyday life.