We at High Trek are parents and understand that this fall is going to look very different with kids potentially spending little to no time in a school environment, where they normally would have the opportunity to socialize with friends, build important skills such as teamwork and communication, and burn off some of that built up energy. High Trek Adventures will be offering a variety of programs in September-October to provide socially-distanced physical fitness for youth. More importantly, this program will provide opportunities for socializing with peers as well as personal development. All climbers will have the opportunity to complete all the obstacles and ziplines at our course as well as engage in many other fun and exciting activities including outdoor laser tag, mini-golf, and a variety of other fun games.
Washington State has made Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) a cornerstone of the schools' curriculum. With distance learning and social distancing, SEL has not been a priority. The 5 key parts to SEL are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Please see below as to how High Trek Adventures in Everett, WA is here to help. Keep in mind that, overall, this program is to be a fun activity to get the kids movin' and groovin'!
Staff members will engage with your children to react to how they are feeling (timid, fearless, passionate) and how their perspective evolves over the weeks. We will work with your kids to help them understand their competencies.
High Trek Adventures provides an environment with room for measured progression while allowing for the setting of appropriate goals. Our staff then help the kids with rules, and directions to help achieve their goals.
The program will be broken down into smaller groups where we can focus on respect and empathy for each other. Our aerial park is unique in that you don't need to be an athlete to excel. This allows for a uniquely level playing field and the breakdown of the typical social norms. We philosophically believe in “challenge by choice” such that everyone only does what they feel comfortable doing. Group pressure is not allowed.
Relationships will develop in their small groups and children will build on their shared experiences over the weeks. They will work together to overcome fears, applaud successes, and share advice.
Climbers will conquer unique challenges that require sharpening their problem solving skills. We will also take time at the end for reflections. This is the most important part of team building because it is when the value of the experience is realized. During this process, the group will share ideas, opinions, what worked, what didn’t, what they would have done differently, and how it can be applied in our everyday lives.
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