Starting out in the experiential education field can be extremely difficult. By definition this is experience based education after all and this has always worked both ways. All the books, documents, instruction and classroom training only builds a theoretical framework. … Continued
I am always on the lookout for innovative, adaptable and portable activities that allow me a lot of flexibility in application. The best activities can be framed and set up as either introductory, stage setting, basic problem solving or even … 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!
Rudy Valadez, Executive Chef Snow is still falling and the cold will not leave; a sleeping giant is starting to stir with thoughts of sunshine, laughter, and the warmth from the stove, ovens, and the clanking of pots and pans. … Continued