April 28, 2020 – 10:00 am Greetings, After much deliberation and thought, it is with a heavy heart that I share with you that with the support of the Board of Directors, I have decided to suspend all programming … Continued
If we look honestly at the research that is out there about experiential education—specifically with regards to our beloved challenge courses, zip lines and related activities, there is really not a lot of concrete evidence and research that … Continued
Using a big canoe to retrieve necessary resources during an activity I found out about the increasingly popular commercial adventure concept of Escape Room Adventure activities a couple of years ago. I was intrigued and did a fair amount of research on … Continued
Over the last couple of posts we have covered two other key activities that have lots of applications and variations. I want to end this series with an activity first saw run with the name “The Road of Life.” I … Continued
Top 3 Experiential Activities Every Facilitator Needs to Know (Activity #2: Blind Polygon) Another incredibly adaptable, low prop activity with great built in metaphor potential is Blind Polygon or rope shapes. I have seen facilitators use this activity, and it’s variations, … Continued
101st Year of Camp Manito-wish YMCA – Bring it on!
Save the Date! Camp Manito-wish YMCA, YMCA Camp Menogyn, and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan are excited to host the 6th annual Midwest Risk Management Symposium (affectionately known as “the MR.MS.”). The Midwest Risk Management Symposium is an annual conference that provides … Continued
With summer in full swing, the children of SOS Children’s Villages Illinois are busy experiencing new adventures on their break from school. In particular, a dozen of the youth in our care have the transformative opportunity to attend Camp Manito-wish YMCA … Continued